Effective Leaders separate the essentials from the non-essentials in a crisis. Here are 3 compelling reasons to keep disciple-making at the top of your “Essentials” list in the COVID-19 crisis:
1. It was Jesus’ highest priority & command.
Jesus only had a few years to plant the “new creation” seed into our broken world. He spent a majority of that time investing in twelve people who would assume the leadership of His mission once He went back to the Father. After modeling this method of disciple-making, Jesus mandated His disciples to do the same in Matthew 28. If Jesus modeled it and mandated it, it should be at the top of our essentials list.
2. We need servant leaders more than ever.
When you prioritize making disciples, you end up with more ministry partners that help accomplish the ministry and fewer church consumers that demand it. If you are like most of my church staff friends, you are consumed with contacting members and meeting their needs. Can you imagine having a volunteer force of gifted, called, trained, and vetted people to share the load? What if a large portion of those trained people were also making a huge difference in the hospitals where they work, the businesses they own, and the public services they provide? Better Disciples make better churches and communities. Jesus entrusted that job to us.
3. There is no need to wait.
With technology like ZOOM, you can keep having your weekly meeting. I have been using ZOOM exclusively in my current group. I was reluctant to use virtual meetings early on, but I was surprised to discover 5 incredible advantages to making disciples online.
Disciples Made Exists to Serve
Disciples Made is much more than a company that provides disciple-making products. Disciples Made is a movement of disciple-makers doing what we can to extend Jesus’ reach into 50 Cities with 50 Disciple-Making Movements. That would be 1,000,000 people who have developed character and calling. Imagine that IMPACT!
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