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Discipleship is a journey in developing your personal faith walk with Jesus.

John 8:31-32

“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 4:19

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said.

What is discipleship?

Discipleship is an open door for growing as a Christian. A disciple is simply someone who believes in Jesus and seeks to follow him in his or her daily life.  Discipleship is an experiential commitment to the process of following Jesus.  This means opening the heart to learning, accountability, and applying the truth of the Gospel of Jesus to our daily faith walk.  This is best accomplished when we meet with a mature Christian mentor/discipler who can guide us in an authentic process of Christian growth. 


Discipleship happens in the context of a relationship. This is exemplified and modeled by Jesus Himself.  In the three years following their initial call to follow Jesus, the disciples would grow in their relationship and understanding of God's promise and their relationship and fellowship with one another as they walked through real life together.  Discipleship is for us today one of the most, if not the most, important commitment we can make!  Practically speaking, discipleship is most beneficial in one-on-one settings, or in “micro-pods” of two or three.

SALVATION is a one-time event. It happens the moment someone believes in Jesus for everlasting life. DISCIPLESHIP is a long-term process of growth.  Jesus advised us to be His disciples!

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Resources for Discipleship

Books That May Be Used for Reading and Discussion:

  1.  The Bible

    • Going through the Gospel of John is great for new believers. Reading one Psalm and several verses in the book of Proverbs provides a great discussion base! 

  2. Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan David C. Cook Publishing, 2012

    • (See reference below for accompanying videos).

  3. Set Yourself Free by Robert D. Heidler - Published by Glory of  Zion International Ministries, 2010. 

    • Basic study in understanding the attempts of our enemy (the devil) to influence and oppress us.   This book is a valuable resource for every Christian!    It serves as a basic manual for pre-deliverance, deliverance, and self-deliverance so the believer can walk in new freedom.   A great resource for Christian growth! 

  4. Experiencing the Spirit: Developing a Living Relationship with the Holy Spirit by Robert D. Heidler - Published by Glory of Zion International Ministries, 1999.

  5. Canyon View Vineyard Church Discipleship Guidebook Printed by CVVC.  

    • This book is available for free, upon request through the CVVC office.  Great for new believers!

    • You can also access this booklet online here: CVVC Discipleship Guidebook

  6. Community: Where God Dwells by Eddy Leo   

    • Great condensation of the purpose for gathering and growing according the the scriptural, new testament model of discipleship. The relational aspect is emphasized! Simple, concise, & short!  Available only on Kindle.


Videos That May Be Used for Watching and Discussion:


Through Canyon View Vineyard Church, you have free access to an exciting new video library called RightNow Media. After signing up, you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. And you can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector. 

Series to dive into within RightNow Media:


  1.  Multiply Series by Francis Chan

  2.  Discipleship, the Road Less Taken by Greg Laurie

Recommended Online Courses


  1. Living by the Indwelling Life of Christ  by Frank Viola

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