Jesus was a rabbi, a prophet, and the Son of God. But he was also a strategist.
- Jesus invited regular guys to be like him. (Matthew 4:18-20)
- Jesus boiled faith down to two simple commandments: love God and love people. (Matthew 22:37-40)
- The strategy of Jesus went beyond sermons to something more personal. (Matthew 9:35-38)
- Jesus left us with a command, not a suggestion. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Jesus envisioned a church full of disciple-makers. Is that what your church looks like?
- Pastors equip, people make disciples. (Ephesians 4:11-12)
- Maturity comes after we start making disciples, not before. (Ephesians 4:13-14)
- Disciple-making is simply a series of conversations. (Ephesians 4:15)
- When everyone makes disciples, we become the church Jesus envisioned. (Ephesians 4:16)
Everyone talks about making disciples. Here’s how to actually do it in real life.
- If you’re making disciples, you’ve got an end product in mind: a “full circle” follower of Jesus. Matthew 28:19-20
- Jesus made disciples by sharing truth, asking questions, and letting people discover the truth for themselves (invite, invest, empower). Matthew 16:13-17
- To be the church Jesus envisioned, we must be empowered with a strategy that’s simple and reproducible. 1 Corinthians 11:1
- Disciple-making is a lifestyle, not a program or a trend. 2 Timothy 2:2