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.
- How are you intentionally learning to make disciples of the lost?
- What have you learned recently?
- How are you putting that into practice?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!