Discipleship is the core purpose of the church, as it offers a biblical and practical basis for the truth. When a church upholds this core purpose, it pushes everything back to Jesus. True disciples learn how to worship God, serve the poor, reach lost people, proclaim justice, support their members, etc. But if we try to do “all these things”, without seeing them through our core focus of discipleship, we will lack direction, purpose and clarity, in terms of pursuing the true mission of the Church.
Bobby Harrington (n.d,); Discipleship is the core mission of the church