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If you want to create a discipleship culture in your church, you have to discipline yourself and focus on the tasks that will get you there.

Key Points:

  • Pick that “FAT” ones – those who are “faithful, available, and teachable.” Look to disciple people in your church who have these qualities. While it is great to work with those who are theologically-minded, what is most important is that people are faithful to God and his church, willing to use their time and energy to serve and grow, and who are willing to learn and have their assumptions challenged.
  • Bring the FAT people through Training 101 at Don’t rush. Bring them through the training so they can bring others through it. Help them invite others by “making a handoff.”

Quote This:

2 Timothy 2:2 You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

See Also: Discipleship Culture

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Why should pastors focus on the “FAT” people at church?
  3. Who are the FAT people in your circle at church? What makes them stand out to you? Give an example.
  4. Who are some people the FAT people could mentor or disciple others?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Pastoring 101 series.