Throughout the Gospels, discipleship emerges as the primary catalyst for spiritual formation in the lives of those who follow Jesus. It’s no different today. We can’t grow spiritually if we’re not keeping company with Jesus, if we’re not connected to the Vine (John 15:5). Neither can we grow spiritually if we’re not connected to other people who are keeping company with Jesus (Hebrews 10:24-25). The rugged individualism that’s so pervasive in our culture falls away when you become a follower of Christ. Discipleship happens in the context of relationship — not in isolation, but in community.