disciple making hunger

Missional Challenge
Image credit: Gergana Popova / ©2013 Kirk E. Anderson

This is the third post in a series on lessons from summer.

One of the encouraging things that I observed this summer is this:

Disciples hunger to make more disciples.

Here are a few examples:

  • An engineer and his wife volunteer in their community in order to have regular contact with new immigrants.
  • A woodworker gives his tools to lost people so he can spend time with them as he teaches them how to use those tools.
  • A young wife works during the day so that she and her husband can reach out to young Muslims at night.

These are just a few of the many stories from this summer that remind me of what Jesus said: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work” (John 4:34).

Your turn:

  1. How satisfying are your disciple making efforts?
  2. What do you hunger for more of as a disciple maker?
  3. What is one thing you could do this week that would help you satisfy that hunger?

Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!

4 thoughts on “disciple making hunger

  1. 1. Not very, and that is because I keep having to remember that Jesus through the Holy Spirit opens doors, not my personal agendas.
    2. Being better at meeting people and effortlessly engaging conversation, then going from there..
    3. Invite God to be the navigator of my life and being ready to confidently step into a work that He initiates.


    1. Hi Roger. Wow, it would be great if you could follow-up in another week and share the results of inviting God to navigate and then confidently stepping into the work he initiates. Thanks for your transparency! Kirk


      1. Our calling is to the Army base Fort Carson, to the Warrior Transition Battalion that receives soldiers back from the battlefields that have been wounded physically (i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury or hidden (i.e. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

        By my own efforts, I was able to arrange for a room in Battalion facilities to do a Discovery Bible Study. For about 5 weeks, only one person came. It was a flop. Then, in time alone with the Lord, giving it to Him, an opportunity arose that someone else suggested and we were off with about 5 people attending and this has been very fruitful.

        Now, another opportunity has come for that room and group and we have high expectations.


  2. Roger, thank you for posting the follow-up comment. It is really great to hear of the fruit that came when you allowed God to navigate and then step into the work He initiated!

    This is a great example of nurturing disciple making hunger. I wonder what other lessons and examples are out there?



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