"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you."
In Christian context a disciple is a person who has decided to commit to be a lifelong follower of Jesus Christ, and whose life and actions are to be shaped by Jesus’ teachings and values. Discipleship may also be summarised as Christian life and living, Christian formation or Christian Spirituality - the effect of faith on head, mind and heart of a follower of Jesus Monday to Sunday.
In the 21st century the impact of faith on human character and everyday life has diminished even in the areas with large Christian presence. Anglican leaders all over the Communion highlight the gap between faith and practice and the way two are seen as distinct. "We have no problem filling our churches with people, but they need to know what it means to be Christians, that is where we need help", says Archbishop David Vunagi from the Anglican Church in Melanesia.