Marks of a Disciple – CHMN 860

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course guides students through an intensive biblical study identifying the essential marks of a disciple. Students explore the nature of a disciple and the importance of knowing the ultimate target of the Great Commission in making disciples of all nations.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The great commission commands believers to make disciples, but what is a disciple? What characteristics are essential to discipleship? The answer to these questions provide clarity determining ministry success and biblical faithfulness in regard to the mission of the church.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create an initial thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. The initial thread must be a minimum of 600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge, biblical principles, and Scripture. In addition to the initial thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ initial thread. Each reply must be at least 300 substantive words. Reduplicating the discussion prompts does not count towards the total word count. (CLO: A, B, C)

This assignment provides the student an opportunity to find 13 quality, scholarly sources that may be useful to the One Core Characteristic Major Paper Assignment. (CLO: B, C)

Keeping mind the reading and work previously completed in the course, the student will analyze and break down the essential theological concept of one of the core characteristics of a biblical disciple. This 3,000 word paper will produce the key theological concepts a believer needs to grasp in order to develop as a healthy disciple in that one core characteristic. (CLO: B, C)