Disciple-making is more about imitation than it is about information.
Jesus is more interested in what we do in practice than in what we absorb in the abstract. Which isn’t to say that Christian education is wrong, it’s just that’s not the end goal. The reason we study is in order that we might build our lives more firmly on the rock that is Jesus – by putting into practice what we hear him say.
So Jesus calls us to a lifestyle of discipleship, whereby we are constantly growing as Jesus-imitators.
This is the foundation for how the church is to grow, because mission, at its core essence, is about inviting people into a discipling relationship with Jesus.