This is the fifth post in a seven part series on going slow in order to go fast.
Attractional has been replaced by Missional in the vocabulary of many western missiologist and church planters. However, when it comes to disciple making movements, both concepts are essential.
Bottom line: missional people are fruitful to the degree that their lives and reputations are attractive to the lost.
Consider the reputation that disciple makers are expected to have:
- Disciple makers are helpful people – “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16; see also 1 Peter 2:12).
- Disciple makers are hopeful people – “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15; see also Colossians 1:27).
In order to find people of peace, we need to live in such a way that they find us. It is not about programs or grand strategies. It is about being helpful, hopeful people.
- What are some ways you are helping those who don’t yet know and love Jesus?
- How are you growing in the hope that you have in Christ?
- What kind of reputation do you and your team have among the lost?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!