Have you ever been discipled by another believer? That is, did anyone help you in the process of coming to faith? After you came to Christ, did anyone help you grow more like Jesus, either informally or in some organized fashion? Or, from the other side, have you ever been in the discipling role, helping someone come to faith in Christ or grow as His disciple? If you answered yes, you already have some experience with disciple-making. If you answered no, fear not, for help is at hand.
Help? Why do I need help? you say. I am not called to a ministry of disciple-making. That’s somebody else’s job. If this is your reaction, you have lots of company. Many in the church today think that disciple-making is someone else’s ministry. But Jesus doesn’t give us that option. After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples, told them that universal authority had been conferred on Him, and commissioned them to a universal mission:
“Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
This was, and still is, Jesus’ command to spread God’s kingdom throughout the world, and you and I have a part to play. Simply put, we are to reproduce ourselves spiritually by taking disciples through the same basic teaching and training that Jesus had given His followers through their apprenticeship with Him. Join us in this class for a look at Jesus’ call to make disciples and how we are to do it.