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Everyone knows that we’re supposed to go out and make disciples. But is your ministry actually doing it?

Key Points:

  1. Jesus envisioned a church full of disciple-makers. Matthew 28:19-20
  2. Disciple-makers have a heart for people outside the church.
  3. In a disciple-making church, the leaders are strategic about equipping people to minister. Ephesians 4:11-12

Bible Text:

Matthew 28: 18Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

More Topics: Discipleship Culture

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What is the mission of your church, and how does it relate to the Great Commission?
  3. Read Matthew 28:19-20. How does disciple-making relate to evangelism? How do you think Jesus would respond to how most churches define “discipleship” today?
  4. How many people in your church are actively investing in people inside your church? How many are actively investing in people outside of your church?
  5. What is your strategy for making disciples right now? Have you personally used the strategy recently? How many others have used it? 
  6. Read Ephesians 4:12. How does your church or ministry equip regular people to go out and make disciples? Do you think you could benefit from using the PG discipleship tools? Explain.
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Ministry 101 series.