Oct 08, 2015


Episode 69: Discipleship is Imitation – Part 1

Special guest Mike Breen joins the Collective’s Lance Crowell to talk discipleship in the first of this two-part series. This week’s podcast discusses discipleship as imitation of Jesus using the Up, In, and Out domains as a framework.

Mike Breen // Founder of 3DM, 3dmovements.com // @Mike_Breen

Notable Points:

  • Discipleship is not simply a matter of information, it’s imitation of Jesus. To be a disciple is to be like Jesus.

  • What was Jesus doing on a daily basis, and how can we emulate that?

    • Up: He is in loving relationship with His father.

    • In: He is always attending to His given community of believers.

    • Out: He is consistently longing for and going to the lost.

  • Some examples of imitating Jesus in each domain:

    • Up: Jesus gives us the pattern of The Lord’s Prayer for speaking with the Father.

    • In: Jesus sets the rules for conflict resolution in Matthew 18.

    • Out: Jesus commands us to look for Persons of Peace.

Additional Resources:

Building a Discipling Culture


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about the author

Mike Breen

Mike Breen is an English church leader, minister, author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of 3DM, and has been an innovator in leading missional churches throughout Europe and the United States.

about the author

Lance Crowell

Lance is the Director of Discipleship Ministries and Online Training for the Southern Baptists of Texas. He formerly served as a college and young adult pastor in the Houston area.