Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

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.


2 Responses to The Equippers and Discipleship

  1. Well people want to learn stuff but my personal opinion is first they must have understanding and in the churches i went to this week was very fast and they moved from one subject to the next and didn’t fully explain everything that they should have mix school with church for understanding also add the lifes trails to teach better or preach whatever you want. This is just my opinion.

  2. You need to look into getting into teaching which is the same thing as preaching and then you will find that god’s speed is your instructor and you need to slow the speed in which you preach so people can gain insight or if you will understanding. This is just my opinion from when I was little and went to church and recently when I went.

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