Discipleship Isn’t Singular

a group of people sitting at a table

One of the hallmarks of a good educator is to create lifelong learners. A first grade teacher is not going to be able to help every student in her class learn to
read Dostoyevsky, or do trigonometry, or understand the intricacies of an atom,
but they can help every student stay curious. They can teach the basics of
reading. They can help children learn to add and subtract. Just as we don’t
expect a single interaction with a teacher to educate a child for their entire
development, we ought not equate God’s command to make disciples with a singular interaction where the gospel is shared, modeled, or believed.