The Equippers and Discipleship
A few months ago, I wrote an article for the Gospel Centered Discipleship website that I wanted to connect you with, in case you have had the chance to read it yet, that they titled, “We need Five Disciplers Not One.” Here is the beginning of the article, I will link to the rest of it. Its worth taking a moment to read.
Why do you think more and more people in the United States no longer identify themselves as Christians (see this ARIS Study)? What is turning people off to the church, or at least some forms of the church? And why is the digital generation the least involved in the church?
While there are no simple answers to these questions, I want to suggest that at the heart of the matter is the lack of mature missional disciples, not just as individuals, but also as communities of God’s people. We need to be more like Jesus as a body. More and more people are beginning to recognize that the most significant measurement of success needs to move beyond how many people come to a church service to how many mature missional disciples are living in the world for the sake of the world.
So how can the church become a faithful sign, a rich foretaste and powerful instrument bringing more of heaven to earth?
You can finish reading the article here. If you like it, please retweet it or hit the facebook like. And if you like it, you will likely benefit from reading Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World. The e-book is out, and the print version will be in stock in the next week or two.