constant learning required

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Image credit: iqoncept / 123RF Stock Photo

This is the fourth and final post in a series on lessons from summer.

One of my goals this summer was to get a better understanding of how evangelical churches in the US are living the mission of Jesus by making disciples of the lost.

I met with pastors, lay leaders and other Christians, attended workshops and conferences, and tried to take in all that I saw and experienced.

By the end of the summer I reached the following conclusion:

The best churches are constantly learning how to make disciples of the lost.

Here are three ways that I try to make this true for me, too:

  • I spend time with people who don’t know Jesus. This helps me discover how they might be expressing their longing for God. I learn by doing.
  • I coach and train disciple makers. My commitment to the success of others motivates me to keep growing knowledge and obedience. I learn by helping others.
  • I go to God. Besides seeking specific guidance, I am also learning to let God set the agenda by simply meeting Him in the Bible and prayer. I learn by listening to God.

Your turn:

  1. How are you intentionally learning to make disciples of the lost?
  2. What have you learned recently?
  3. How are you putting that into practice?

Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!

2 thoughts on “constant learning required

  1. 1. On Fort Carson, where God has called us locally, my starting a method, had no takers. But God, by another venue, brought us a military wife, living on Fort Carson and they have become like family to us. She loves the Lord and who knows the next step/
    2. Intimacy with God, being sensitive to hear His voice, then obedient to His direction.
    3. When He preveniently opens a door, respond and follow His directions.

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