Formative Discipleship

Formative discipleship, in contrast to corrective discipline, is not the correcting of wrong actions, but empowerment for right action. From a covenantal perspective, formative discipleship is the release of more authority and blessing upon a covenant-keeper, not at the expense of covenant-breakers, but for the purpose of empowering covenant-keepers to be even more effective agents of transformation in relation to those undergoing corrective discipline.

Also see Corrective Discipline, and Theosis.