Evangelism is vital, but it's just the first step in the process of making disciples.  As TWR's Esteban Larrosa explains on today's Footsteps, we must go "one step farther."  So, what does the discipleship process look like?  And, how can TWR assist in making disciples? 

According to Dann Spader in his book Growing a Healthy Church, "A disciple is literally a follower, a pupil, a learner, an apprentice.  He is one who has dedicated not only to follow his master but also to become like Him."(1)  Dann Spader's definition of discipleship explains well the calling of TWR: "To reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced."  What we call "lasting fruit" is an ever-growing disciple of Jesus, and TWR is directly involved in making disciples by broadcasting in-depth, verse-by-verse Bible teaching programs in over 300 languages around the world.

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(Photo of Andy Napier and Esteban Larrosa)


1. Dann Spader, Growing a Healthy Church (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1991), 18, as quoted online at Grace Quotes, accessed November 26, 2019, https://gracequotes.org/topic/discipleship/.






About The Author

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

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