Making Disciples

A Consideration of the Costs, Joys, and Process of Making Disciples

In partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary

Consider the Cost

About David Mathis

David Mathis is a pastor at Cities Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the executive editor at He graduated from Furman University and The Bethlehem Institute and is completing a distance MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is author of several articles and chapters, co-author with John Piper on four books, a regular contributor to the Desiring God blog, and author of Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines (Crossway). David and his wife, Megan, live in Minneapolis with their three children.

Resources prepared by Colton Moore from Bethlehem College & Seminary.

Consider the Joy

About Ryan Griffith

Ryan Griffith serves as Assistant Professor of Historical Theology & Humanities and Director of Integrated Curriculum at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He joined the Bethlehem staff in the spring of 2006 and has been deeply involved in shaping the discipleship-oriented academic programs and student experience at the College. Transformed in college by a vision of God’s glory in the Word and world, Ryan loves to help college students follow Jesus and in the classroom and in everyday life.

Recommended Resources
  • Joe Rigney - The Delight of Disciple-Making: Being the Smile of God in Your Home and Your Church

  • Mark Dever - The Centrality of the Church in Disciple-Making

Consider the Process

Recommended Resources
  • Ryan Griffith - Discipleship at Bethlehem College & Seminary

  • John Piper - What is Discipleship and How is it Done?

This two-volume discipleship process is designed to engage new believers or believers who’ve never been discipled in discussion with disciple-makers for one year (each volume covers 15 weeks). The first volume dives deep into what the gospel is, laying a foundation for understanding the meta-narrative of Scripture. The second volume covers how that rich understanding of the gospel impacts the life of a disciple of Jesus.