The Purpose of Five Fold Ministry is to equip, train, help the disciples of christ to growup into Jesus to be the light and salt to the World. They need to release them into the market place to demonstrate the Goodness, Kindness and Power of the kingdom of God.
Jesus called his Disciples as Friends. Every Discipling approach needs to be friendly in love, patience and in respect for each other. The Disciples always live in spiritual realm (spirit conscious, though living in a body).They need to see others as Paul teaches us - to identify the other brother in christ as a
fellow spirit in christ in the same body/family of christ and not just as a human being - male or female or this nationality or that, one race or another, this colour or that. As Trustworthy friends they can freely discuss issues, pray to God in unity/ agreement, submit to one another as fellow spirit in christ (not in flesh, but in spirit) and
grow in Knowledge unto perfection in christ.
The Discipler always needs to reproduce himself by training the disciples
make them to worship, teach, pray, prophesy, minister to others and encourage to develop the gifts of Holy Spirit in them through Christ Disciples groups.
train disciples as leaders to start their own Discipleship Groups
Also need to keep away from legalism as some misled christians are using discipling process to dominate the lives of others. Every act has to be an act of Love, Faith, Grace, Hope and Freedom.
legalism(m)- Strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit.
Also there is no such a thing as spiritual covering given by the discipler. The real covering comes from God. The Discipler can pray, intercede for you, but the spiritual covering is given by God.
Also if any of the disciple has a lack of any basic need like food, shelter, clothing, then the Discipler discuss with the group and help the disciple in need collectively according to his/her needs and show the love of christ as a team to that member in Christ family.