The word discipleship doesn’t exist in Scripture. The word evangelism is a more complicated discussion that I don’t want or need to get into now. For years, the church has used both words to explain different aspects of the one task of Making Disciples. Sometimes dissection of processes is revelatory–for example, when a body is dissected we learn much about how the body functions.But sometimes, dissection can obscure.
I want to suggest that in the case of Making Disciples, our long established atomization in the two categories of “Evangelism” and “Discipleship” is one such dissection. Let’s tackle the problem from the more versatile of the two words, discipleship.
See this link for more and a fascinating discussion thread:
Two Words for One Biblical Term: How dissection obscures understanding..