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Where there isn't any vision, the folks perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. ( Prov 29v18) Intro Vision builds discipleship. Swimming to the present takes religion. Faith in God and ourselves to prepare people to fulfill the teaching and discipling mandates of the gospel commission. The term "discipling" is used to imply far more than making converts. It is used primarily to characterize a system of intense instruction and close personal supervision of those Christians being disciple. Disciples are considered as being superior to mere Christians. Disciples are believed to be Christians who have received special training. This training includes considerably more than mere teaching. There's an extreme one-on-one relationship involving the discipler and the Christian being disciple. The discipler gives comprehensive personal guidance to the Christian being discipled. This guidance could contain instructions concerning many personal issues of a totally secular nature. The person being discipled is educated to submit to the discipler. Additional the individual being discipled is taught to mimic the discipler. (Flavil R. Yeakley, '', The Discipling Dilemma) Western Christianity has been affected for quite a while, and in various ways, from the relativizing effect of understandings of "tolerance" or of "humility" or "endurance" which tended to decode the very possibility of common commitment in the thinking community. This contributes to the obvious, if superficial, disadvantage that the church as a social organism, both locally and more widely, is hamstrung by internal indecision. Discipline is not to be kept in tension or in balance with innocence and forgiveness, it's grace and forgiveness. It isn't rigor, regrettably essential in construction...