Last year I was challenged by the teaching of Richard Green at a conference of church leaders in Washington.
Often when I ask Christians if they know anyone that needs to be discipled they think of a new Christian. Somehow in America we have adopted the idea that “discipleship” is for new believers.
At a recent meeting with pastors in Fort Collins, Colorado, I had the opportunity to lead a conversation that focused on living missionally. One of the pastors, Ben Yarbro, made this insightful statement:
The key question that every believer needs to ask is: “Do I want to be part of a movement of God’s people or do I just want to help grow a larger church?” While movements will result in the multiplication of churches, movements are not only about multiplying churches.
George Patterson worked in northern Honduras with the Conservative Baptist Home Mission Society. He developed a theological education by extension program that focused on “obedience-oriented eduction.”
I am a missionary with OC International–a global ministry of international missionary teams. There are more than 400 OC missionaries seeking to come alongside the national church to partner together in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Jesus was a disciple maker. That’s what he did! As he traveled around the villages of Galilee, he healed the sick, he performed miracles, he taught the crowds – but his primary ministry was with a small group of men that became his disciples. Jesus was a disciple maker. He poured Himself into the lives of his disciple
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