The word “discipleship” can carry a lot of baggage for many people. Some have been in church environments where lots of authoritarian abuses happened in the name of discipleship. Others have been taught that discipleship is what happens in a class for 3 months, but not a description of an ongoing way of living out your faith. And those that have no background in church, have likely only heard the word used in the context of weird cults and controlling religions.
Allow me to make this easier.