Disciple: (Webster) 1 : one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another: as a : one of the twelve in the inner circle of Christ’s followers according to the Gospel accounts
One of the core principles of the Bible is that those who are believers have a responsibility to disciple others who are new in the faith. The funny thing is that no matter how mature you are, there is nearly always someone who is more learned and can help you grow in the faith.
You have a responsibility to read and study for yourself. The Bible shows that it would be wise for you to find a mentor who would disciple you as well. Some day, you may be called on to disciple someone else.
Be wise as you select a mentor. Find someone who strives to model the example of Christ.
Make sure you square what you hear from your mentor against the word of God. All men are subject to error regardless of their position or training. Always look to the Bible and the holy spirit for clarification.
Ask the pastor or an elder/deacon to help you find a suitable mentor.
Find someone you can relate to as if they were your older brother or sister.
Commit time to spend with your mentor.
As you learn, work toward the day when you can mentor someone else.
[Composed by DJW]