“How do I make disciples?”
When you ask most church leaders or Christians what their church is committed to doing, most say “making disciples.” On one hand, this is fantastic news! Jesus left His disciples with the command in Matthew 28:18-20 to go into the entire world and make disciples. On the other hand, what does making disciples even mean? Unfortunately, what many Churches consider “disciple making” is more or less adding church members or making friends at church. When we look at how disciple making is depicted and explained in the New Testament what we find is often VERY different than what we see today.
Much like deciding to follow Jesus or living out a Christian life, making disciples requires a lot from the disciple maker. It requires sacrifice, humility, energy, time, prayer, devotion, prayer, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, prayer and then another repeated cycle of sacrifice, humility, energy, time, prayer, devotion, prayer, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, prayer and so on and so forth.
The bottom line is that making disciples is a challenge. However, when done correctly it can be life-changing! We want to help simplify the command for Christ’s disciples to make more disciples so that we can carry out the will of God excited but prepared to share our faith, encourage others and reveal God’s love for all people in the name of Jesus!