Jesus’ Command for Discipleship
The Department of Christian Education of the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus exists to equip the church.
The first time in New Testament scripture that we see a command of education, is found in the Great Commission. Jesus commands His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. This command involves recruiting disciples and teaching them all that Jesus had taught and spoken.
Jesus’ disciples were called to baptize the new disciples. Both teaching and baptism were done by Jesus. Following the cultural trend, it would be assumed that Jesus’ disciples would make disciples by utilizing all that they had learned and gained from their time with Jesus.
Mark 16:15-16 states, “ And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.”
Jesus’ desire was for educated individuals to know the word of God and to know Old Testament fulfillment through Jesus Christ. He wanted them to be empowered in understanding and truth in order to walk out of the new life that He purchased for them.