I really like those definitions. Though not as comprehensive or conventional as I would define them, they are maybe more precise and realistic. Good stuff.
the vernacular is always evolving, it is important that we define and update
our definitions of our terms. Only a few
of these terms are in the Bible, but we throw them around all the time. So here is what I mean when I use them:
Discipleship – Waking a person up to
their identity and role in the Kingdom
Discipler – One who assists in
the waking process. Once the person is
fully awake to the Kingdom, disciplers may look more like coaches or just good
Spiritual Coach – One who uses the
tools of prayer, encouragement, and challenge to form Christ in another.
Forming Christ – The process of
exchanging one’s natural identity for a Kingdom identity.
of God – On earth, it’s many things, but
particularly the human lives in which the Lord has established his authority
Spiritual Formation – A fancy academic word
for the fruit of discipleship.
Debriefing, Spiritual Fathering, Initiation, Spiritual Inheritance, Salvation,
& Spiritual Adventure
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