The four building blocks of discipleship are can be summed up with a simple accronym ICAN.
I – Intentional: Jesus intentionally choose his 12 disciples
C – Community: These 12 disciples and Jesus did life together, they ate meals, worked in the community, shared experiences and supported each other through lifes troubles.
A – Application/Accountability: These 12 disciples worked together learning and applying the teaching of Jesus. As their friendship grew through community their accountability to one another grew as well.
N – Next Generation: Jesus was preparing each one of these disciples to go out on his or her own to spread the Word of Jesus, His amazing grace and ultimately salvation through Jesus.