I’ve often heard people say you can’t measure discipleship. I don’t know if that’s true.
It is certainly true you can’t necessarily put a number or percentage on discipleship growth as easily as you can numerical growth, but you can tell, over time, if discipleship has happened or is happening.
Granted, it’s still going to be subjective, as is this post, but I believe the Bible gives us clear indications about how to measure discipleship, that someone has been discipled.
How to Measure Discipleship: 12 indications
Those who have been in the church the longest complain the least. Do everything without complaining or arguing. Philippians 2:14
The church celebrates most when those far from faith come to faith. In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! Luke 15:7
Members care about the needs of others being met more than their own personal desires, comfort or wishes. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. Philippians 2:4
Gossip is not an issue. Passive-aggression is rare. No foul language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29