Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Discipleship, Small Groups, Great Commission
Bempong, David Kofi, "Obeying the Commission: A Model for Equipping Christians to Make Disciples" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3274.
Jesus was explicit when He gave His disciples specific instructions before His ascension. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus commissions his followers to be disciple-makers. Christians today are beneficiaries of the previous generations’ efforts to fulfill this commission. The purpose of this project is to evaluate how discipleship is accomplished at Riverdale Baptist Church and to propose a strategy demonstrating practical ways people can begin making disciples. The traditional church model is losing relevance amid a society that is increasingly dissociating itself from formal religion. The body of Christ must be in touch with their communities and find effective ways of making disciples. This study will examine the knowledge and understanding of discipleship among one hundred adults by reviewing their current understanding of discipleship and their strategies for making disciples.