If we are not involved somehow in the process of making disciples, we are not disciples.
Jesus is calling us to move from following Jesus to helping others follow Jesus.
Jesus’ mission was not to reach the world but to make disciples who were capable of reaching the world – Dann Spader.
A disciple is more than someone saved by Jesus. A disciple is entrusted with the ministry of Jesus.
A pattern we see in the ministry of Jesus:
1. Enter new places where there are lost people
2. Share the gospel
3. Disciple those who believe
4. Form them into new communities (churches)
5. Develop leaders within the church and leaders to go out from the church.
6. Repeat the process
Disciple making should be ingrained into what we believe and how we behave!
I’m a participant in the work of making disciples.
1 Peter 2:4-5
Ephesians 4 emphasizes the participation of every believer.
1 Peter 2 emphasizes the priesthood of every believer.
Traditional ministry is a few people doing all the work some of the time. Movement is a lot of people doing a little bit of the work all the time.