Category: Discipleship

Word-Centered Discipleship

We are inundated with information. More than any other generation we are bombarded with words through email, websites, social media, and an endless supply of blogs and printed material (for those who still use such things). We are not at a loss for words, but to a degree, words are lost on us. In an […]

5 Principles of Discipleship from Colossians 1:28-29

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.” The command is as clear as day. Yet our understanding of how to live out the command is often foggy. Since becoming a Christian, I have lived in four different cities, and I have been involved in numerous discipleship movements. Each of these sought to live out […]

Discipling in Times of Weakness

Since fourteen, I have struggled with a long list of health problems. While many doctors have helped me manage my symptoms, no one has been able to attribute my condition to any specific cause. My symptoms have varied.  The severity of each symptom has varied. But I have yet to feel healthy.  That much has […]

Discipleship and the Church

A few years back I was catching up with a friend who is on staff with a campus ministry. He loves the lost and has a real desire to see the world, and students in particular, come to faith and grow in maturity. As we discussed his plan to disciple his students, he mentioned there […]

John Onwuchekwa | Downline Podcast

John Onwuchekwa @jawno A native of Houston, TX and a graduate of Baylor University, John received an MA from Dallas Theological Seminary. After serving with two church plants, John was sent out with a core team to plant Cornerstone Church in the Historic West End of Atlanta.  He and his wife, Shaundra, have been married […]

On the Summit

Christianity is a public faith.  Biblically, from God’s national covenant with Israel, to Jesus’s twelve disciples and his seventy mentionable followers, to the first church gathering after Jesus’s resurrection, believing relationships with God have existed in assembly.   When Luke records the church’s birth, he’s intent that his readers grasp how the faith gestates in community.  […]