A Disciple Making Movement

Why Disciple Making? 

Disciple making is at the heart of who Reign Ministries are, and one of our key goals is to see a movement of disciple making communities all across the UK.

The Greek word for disciple is ‘mathētḗs’, meaning ‘one who follows another for the purpose of learning.’ Taking this, discipleship in its simplest form is following Jesus to intentionally learn from Him. 

In Matthew 28:19 Jesus tells his followers to ‘go and make disciples of all nations.’ This command goes beyond making followers of Jesus, but instead, instructs us to make disciples who will go on to make disciples. 

“The vision for Reign Ministries is that every church in the UK would adopt a disciple making practice and put that at the heart of their youth ministry strategy.”

Kyle McKinnon – Reign Ministries UK Director

What Does a Good Disciple Maker Do? 

Being a good disciple maker means the individual is able to make time for the person they are discipling, share their journey, and is able to bring challenge.  It means intentionally taking steps within that relationship to create spiritual transformation.  And then, in turn, encouraging that person to invest in the life of someone else.

Discipleship is a lifelong process of becoming more like Jesus, and helping others along that same journey. 

Disciple Making Within The Reign Ministries Degree

Once our students finish their degree they are well trained and equipped to become disciple makers in all areas of their lives.  Working alongside our leaders and mentors, our students will learn how to grow in their own relationship with God, and how to help others do the same. 

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“This community is so much more than just a university experience… We are, hopefully, a guild of youth ministry practitioners who are focused on personal life investment that will lead to spiritual transformation called disciple making.”

Kyle McKinnon

Our year one students learn about how Jesus modelled discipleship and have been given a Discipleship Pack to use in their placement settings.  Alongside this, each student will be part of a cluster group where they will have the opportunity to share and encourage each other in peer to peer discipleship. During cluster and conference weeks students are encouraged to share about young people they are discipling and to pray for one another.

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Do you have a heart for discipleship and are passionate to tell young people about Jesus? Then maybe this degree is for you. Clink the link below for more info.


chantal hosken

Chantal has a passion for youth, mission and discipleship. She is our Communications Supervisor which involves managing our social media, website and digital marketing strategies.

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