This word (from the Latin discipulus, meaning "pupil" or "student" with an Old English suffix meaning "state" or "condition of being") refers in general to being a student or follower; in the New Testament, "discipleship" refers to the closest followers of Jesus; in modern times, "discipleship" refers to those Christians who try to follow faithfully the teachings of JesusChrist in their daily lives.

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  • Discipleship — Dis*ci ple*ship, n. The state of being a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discipleship — (n.) 1540s, from DISCIPLE (Cf. disciple) + SHIP (Cf. ship) …   Etymology dictionary

  • discipleship — disciple ► NOUN 1) a personal follower of Christ during his life, especially one of the twelve Apostles. 2) a follower or pupil of a teacher, leader, or philosophy. DERIVATIVES discipleship noun. ORIGIN Latin discipulus learner , from discere… …   English terms dictionary

  • discipleship — noun see disciple …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • discipleship — See disciple. * * * …   Universalium

  • discipleship — noun a) The condition of being a disciple b) The period during which a person is a disciple …   Wiktionary

  • discipleship — dis ci·ple·ship || ʃɪp n. state of being a follower (of a person or idea) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discipleship — noun (U) the period of time when someone is a disciple, or the state of being one …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • discipleship — noun the position of disciple • Derivationally related forms: ↑disciple • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑post, ↑berth, ↑office, ↑spot, ↑billet, ↑place, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Discipleship International — is an American interdenominational church located in the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn, Georgia. Contents 1 History 2 Mission 3 Beliefs 4 …   Wikipedia

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