Ep.01 Proactive

March 4, 2020 /

In this episode, Justin and Ilona start a dialogue about Icon’s philosophy of discipleship, breaking down what it means for it to be proactive. Why is proactivity in our discipleship important? And what does it actually look like for us to practice proactive discipleship as a community of believers?

Ideas We Highlight

  • Proactive versus responsive/reactive discipleship
  • Proactivity is the pattern of scripture, church history, and all of life
  • We practice proactive discipleship through Sunday liturgies, relational Community Groups, and Icon Group catechism


The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship by Dallas Willard. Find it on Amazon.


If you’re a leader at Icon, how are you proactively pursuing the life of Christ? How are you seeking him as you would any other relationship?

If you’re not part of Icon, ask yourself how your church is proactively discipling people. Can you point to a place or process that does that work? If not, what would it look like to begin to emphasize that value?