One of the topics of discussion in our “Church in the Making” class last night was making disciples as opposed to making converts. Here’s a link to a really good post by Michael Littleton, a pastor at Taproot Church in Seattle, WA; at a blog named -Brewed.
“We like being the crutch. Our sinful pride loves to be needed by others. Therefore, we disciple to a certain point but not to the point of actually being able to entrust our job to others. That’s far too risky and certainly nobody can do a better job than you. But Jesus should be the only crutch and he is the only person that we should want anybody to lean on. You and I are fallen human beings who, no matter our level of expertise, will fail. In fact, true discipleship will allow those you are discipling to see your failures.”
“Paul told Timothy, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2). The whole idea of discipleship is that you enable others to do the work of ministry for the purpose of glorifying God and furthering His Kingdom.”
Make sure to click on the link to read the entire article. Thanks Pastor Mike.