What does being a disciple mean?

The dictionary provides a simple definition for a disciple, being a “follower, adherent, believer, student, or supporter.” In addition, a disciple is one who believes and follows the teachings of another, and desires to learn more of his master’s will.

An important aspect to discipleship is faith. The Bible teaches us in Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

Therefore, we need to believe have faith in order to follow him as a disciple. It’s a simple concept in theory but a difficult one to practice.

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