Jesus was not the messiah that people were expecting and it took some stern words from Him to show His disciples that He was doing something much more significant than simply an earthly reign as a king. Those who chose to follow Him would have to choose to follow Him in all ways, up to and including death.
You never really “arrive” at becoming a mature disciple maker. We are all called to continually grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus, to grow in love for others, to get better at blessing those around us and to increasingly share the love of Jesus with everyone. At GREFC we realize this through four key areas: Connect, Equip, Serve & Go!