Definition of discipling in US English:

discipling

noun

  • The action or fact of making a person into a disciple or follower; an instance of this.

adjective

  • That makes into a disciple; that converts to a particular doctrine or belief system; that proselytizes.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Fisher (bap. 1604, d. 1665), Quaker preacher and writer. Partly from disciple + -ing<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Hieron (d. 1617), Church of England clergyman and devotional writer. Originally from disciple + -ing.

Pronunciation

discipling

/dɪˈsʌɪplɪŋ/