When we consider the importance of discipleship, it’s not at the expense of salvation. Salvation shouldn’t be minimized or relegated as something that is not important. But it’s really just the beginning, not the end. And so we need to understand that discipleship is like taking a step further beyond salvation.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.