Discipleship at Abundant Life

“Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”—Mark 8:34

The Call

The Choice

The Cross


What Does It Means to Be a Disciple of Jesus?

The call of the gospel is for every individual to turn their life over to Jesus Christ and align themselves with His kingdom authority. Jesus invites everyone to make the choice to follow Him daily by picking up the cross of self-denial so that they might learn how to live a holy life capable of reaching others with the gospel.

To be a disciple of Jesus means you learn from Him and abide in Him.

Through the Discipleship (D1), you will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Experience tremendous growth as you see your life changed by Jesus.


What Is Discipleship (D1)?

Discipleship One (D1) is a 13-week guided Bible study designed to walk a follower of Jesus through the fundamental and essential beliefs of a kingdom life. This study is deep and believers need to know what has changed and what is available to them because of their position in Christ.

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How Do I Get Involved in Discipleship?

If you’re interested in being discipled, we invite you to take Next Steps Class.
Next Steps Class is a 4-week class designed to give you biblical alignment and spiritual development required before getting connected in Discipleship . Next Steps Class helps clarify our core values, mission, and vision so you know the community you are connecting with. Discover more about Next Steps Class and register here.

If you’ve taken Next Step Class and want to take D1, click on the preferred campus below!

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What Can I Expect from Discipleship?

D1 is a 13-week course group that meets for about an hour and a half each week, whether that is in a group setting or with an individual disciple-maker There are 5 homework sessions throughout the week that takes about 30-60 minutes daily to complete. This group allows you to dive deeper in Jesus’ call for you to be a disciple. In D1, you will…

Invest time in God’s Word and allow it
 to get into you

Complete Discipleship homework each day

Memorize scripture each week

Each week you will join others and review and discuss the homework.

*Note the class is $20. This covers the cost of the Discipleship workbook.


Now that you have completed Discipleship 1, what is your next step?

Be a Disciple-Maker

God's Word says in Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

Sign-up to be paired with others and walk them through D1. This is a great way to begin making disciples and building relationships. As you lear to take up the ways of Jesus, your trust and faith in Him will grow and you will be empowered to live life on Mission.

Discipleship 2

Discipleship 2 (D2) is an intense 26-week study that will take you deeper into the Word of God, and therefore your relationship with the God of the Word will grow deeper. Discipleship 2 is offered once a year online and in person. Cost of the D2 book is $25 and is paid when registering. The book will be given the first night of class or mailed if you are online.

Prerequisites for Discipleship 2:
Completed Next Steps Class and a member of Abundant Life
Completed Discipleship 1 (D1)
Currently serving in an Abundant Life ministry

Lee's Summit Campus

Sundays starting September 8 – December 15 resumes January 5, 2025 at 7:45 am

Blue Springs Campus

Tuesdays starting August 6 – December 17 resumes January 7, 2025 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Online Discipleship 2 will begin in January/February 2025.

discipleship training

Who: For anyone who has completed Discipleship 1

What: Get the first look at the new Discipleship Book

When: Sunday, November 5, 4:00 pm

Where: Abundant Life Lee's Summit Campus, Main Auditorium

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