About Disciple Magazine
Where Did We Come From?
To that end, AMG started Pulpit Helps Magazine in 1975 to reach out to pastors in those areas. Over the years, we’ve expanded our target audience beyond vocational pastors to anyone who is committed to studying and teaching God’s Word. After the 2009 publication year, we stopped printing Pulpit Helps and developed Disciple as a new way to clarify and give form to our mission of making disciples of every nation.
As you read this publication, you’ll notice a lot of references to AMG International and our work—this isn’t just because they “pay the bills”, but because we want both to serve you in your personal growth and the awakening of Christ’s kingdom purposes in your heart and draw you intentionally to an organization committed to connecting disciples at home and abroad for the glory of God.
Why Are We Here?
There are a plethora of Christian publications around the world that focus on individual spiritual growth. We have purposed to be distinctive in tying personal growth to obedience to God’s kingdom purposes—growth not for growth’s sake, but for Christ’s mission.
Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them in the truth; Thy Word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself” (John 17:17-19a). The sanctification He speaks of here can’t possibly refer to sin, since he applies it to Himself. Instead, He speaks of being set apart, sent out into the world for the Father’s purpose. In that light, personal holiness is not only about mortifying sin but about bold obedience to Him who sent us. Pursuit of that sanctification is our driving goal.
What Will I Find in This Magazine?
All of our content comes from volunteers: pastors, missionaries, teachers, and others on the journey of following Christ. We want to create a community through our content, so please always feel free to comment to us (you can add feedback to the message boards at the end of every article, in addition to connecting with us on our blog, following us on Twitter, and "liking" Disciple on Facebook) and keep the lines of communication open. Discipleship is all about relationship!