I have hesitated to write about making followers of Jesus for a couple of reasons. First, discipleship is something that is experienced rather than “book learned.” Second, my understanding of making disciples is evolving. Each year I discover a critical component which expands my understanding of what it means to follow Jesus. Nevertheless, several have asked me to share insights concerning discipleship that I have learned over the years. I trust that the lessons from my journey will be a help to you as we seek together to fulfill the great commission in our generation.