Heard recently via pastors and teachers:
Disciple making= the whole process; bringing people to Christ and helping them grow in Christ.
Teach your disciples to reproduce and make more disciples. The goal: mature disciples that can make disciples.
Disciplemaker Lifestyle: strategically initiating relationships for the purpose of evangelism and nurturing disciplemaking.
You reproduce what you are- at the same spiritual level.
You can’t disciple someone who is not converted.
If you have to chase them down and beg them to come to church, study the Bible, pray or otherwise worship God, they probably are not converted.
Spend your time feeding the sheep that have an appetite. Jesus worked with those who wanted to grow.
Disciple someone who is already doing something and used to working.
Churches are filled with members, but few disciples.
Some church people never intend to grow spiritually.
Disciples desire to, and are willing to do whatever Jesus wants.
Two things disciples must first learn: 1. Deny self. 2. There is a price to following Jesus.
Thank God everyday for the privilege of being His and doing His kingdom work; for being a laborer.
Are we doing what Jesus did?
Bring them in, build them up and boot them out.
Besides teaching and training, God’s people need encouragement.