10 Qualities of a Disciple

Several years ago we sat down as a staff to talk about the future of our church and how we could lead the individuals and families that God has brought to us into the life He has for them. Out of that conversation we realized that the most important thing we could do as leaders is to follow Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 28, “Go and make disciples.” This is how 10 Qualities of a Disciple was born. Since that time the journey of moving people from being believers to becoming fully committed disciples has become the most important message of our church. These 10 qualities are some of the most life-giving and life-transforming messages of the bible.

Quality 1

Passionately Committed to Jesus Christ

God is calling you to come close and learn from Him. One of the primary indicators that you have become a disciple is when your passion shifts from worldly desires to Jesus.

Luke 14:25 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.”


Quality 2

Extraordinary Love

1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.


Quality 3

The Heart of a Servant

Romans 8:7-8 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.


Quality 4

Sensitive & Submitted to the Holy Spirit

John 10:27-28 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.


Quality 5

Governed by the Authority of God’s Word

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives…


Quality 6

Lives Morally Pure

Colossians 2:13-15 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins…


Quality 7

Evangelistically Bold

Romans 6:6-8 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.


Quality 8

Engages in Biblical Community

Hebrews 10:25 Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.


Quality 9

Just and Generous

Proverbs 11:24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.


Quality 10

Lives on Purpose

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.