Eight years ago, LifeWay Research embarked on a comprehensive study of spiritual growth among churchgoers and the degree to which churches were actually producing biblical disciples and not merely churchgoers. That study identified eight common attributes of the Christian life that lead to spiritual health in a believer.
“These attributes of discipleship serve as signposts on the pathway of discipleship,” said Michael Kelley, author of Creating a Discipleship Pathway. “These signposts are characteristics that ought to be present, in increasing measure, in the life of someone who is growing toward Christlikeness.”
The eight signposts include Bible engagement, obeying God and denying self, serving God and others, sharing Christ, exercising faith, seeking God, building relationships, and living a life unashamed of Jesus Christ.
Read the articles below for a deeper look at each of the signposts.