Talbot School of Theology
Biblical Discipleship
Jesus' form of discipleship that he began with his own followers shows us how to be transformed in our daily lives today.
Biblical Discipleship
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Overview

In this course, you will be introduced to a “biblical theology of discipleship,” which means tracing the unique form of discipleship that Jesus initiated in the first century as the norm for all believers then, and today. You will look through the lenses of the gospel writers to see the perspectives that impacted them the most while following Jesus. These then become our guidelines for our discipleship to Jesus today. For many of us, “discipleship” is often understood to be a program that we can complete in a few weeks or perhaps a few months. This course explores how discipleship is central to our daily, lifelong lives with Jesus, and how the transformation that Jesus began two thousand years ago in the original disciples is as relevant to our lives today as it was to the very first disciples.

This course features the teachings of Dr. Michael Wilkins, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

Each lesson contains:

  • A video in which Dr. Wilkins unpacks the lesson topic
  • A short quiz to help you recall what you learned
  • A reflection to help you integrate the material into your own life

Note: There is also a Small Group Curriculum for this course including videos and a downloadable participant's guide for use in an in-person small group.

What You Earn
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Instructor
Michael Wilkins
Talbot School of Theology

Talbot School of Theology is a theologically conservative, evangelical seminary in Southern California near Los Angeles. With over a 60-year heritage of biblical fidelity, the seminary couples solid evangelical scholarship with spiritual formation to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry. The seminary's master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs are led by a faculty of nationally renowned, widely-published and actively engaged ministry leaders.

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Syllabus

Introduction to Lesson 1:In the past 50 years a...
Overview
Jesus and Discipleship Today
Video
Lesson 1 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Question
Reflection
Introduction to Lesson 2:The goal of biblical...
Overview
The Goal and Means of Biblical Discipleship
Video
Lesson 2 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Question
Reflection
Introduction to Lesson 3:The gospel of John...
Overview
Discipleship in John's Gospel
Video
Lesson 3 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Question
Reflection
Introduction to Lesson 4:Salvation is solely a...
Overview
Discipleship in Luke's Gospel
Video
Lesson 4 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Question
Reflection
Introduction to Lesson 5:The “Great Commission”...
Overview
Transformed Examples with a Commission
Video
Lesson 5 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Question
Reflection
Introduction to Lesson 6:The apostle Peter is...
Overview
Peter's Discipleship Transformation
Video
Lesson 6 - Quiz
Quiz
Reflection Question
Reflection
Recommended Resources
Misc
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 1-2 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the reflection questions. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

Since this course is designed as a completely self-paced experience, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.