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Building a Discipling Culture

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Building a Discipling Culture

by Mike Breen

 

– We were not told to build His church, we were told to make disciples. He builds His church.

– Disciple making starts first by information, then imitation and then innovation.

– We must model our lives after the Master. He lived His life in three relationships: Up with his Father, in with His chosen followers and out with the hurting world around Him.

– We were never made to be lone-rangers. Jesus showed us by His example the importance of close relationships.

– You cannot model to others what you are not currently living.

– We cannot let hurt be an excuse to disciple others.

– It may not come naturally to us to have close relationships with others, but it must become intentional.

– From the very beginning God commanded man to be fruitful and multiply. We were never intended to just exist, we are to bear fruit.

– Just as in nature, growth must happen first before fruit can be produced.

– Before Jesus chose His disciples and did ministry, He set aside time to be alone with His Father – and we need the same thing.

– Jesus did not ask His disciples where they should go or take a vote on things, He led them because He knew where He was going.

– The Lord delegated and gave them both competence and confidence.

– His leadership style adjusted accordingly. He started off with saying come follow me and ended ministry by saying go into all the world.

– We do not grow by staying in our comfort zone, we have to be moved away from our preferences.

– God takes what He is doing in our lives and multiplies it through others.

– When we stop growing, we die. We must grow in order to disciple others.

– We must pray, wait and watch for the disciples that God has for us.

– Jesus told His disciples that when they go in a city to look for a worthy man, and if not, shake the dust off their feet and go find someone else. We should be looking for a worthy man as well — a person we can pour into and disciple. If they don’t want to listen, they are not a worthy man, so move on.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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