This is the second post in a decision point series on how disciple making teams relate to local churches.
Some disciple making teams begin by equipping local churches to implement disciple making movement strategies.
These teams see local churches as the harvest force and the hope of the world. The team’s job, therefore, is to serve and equip the local church to do its job.
Implications: a church fully committed to implementing disciple making movement strategies is a powerful thing. However, it must first rewrite its own DNA in order to see the ongoing multiplication of new groups of disciples. This is rare, but I have seen it happen.
Key decision: will new groups of believers be incorporated into the existing church, or will they be free to become new churches as their group grows in obedience to Jesus?
Encouragement: focus on reaching your city, not building your church.
- What benefits do you see of equipping local churches to implement disciple making movement strategies?
- What risks do you see?
- How would you advise teams that are equipping local churches to implement disciple making movement strategies?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!
Disciple Making in the Historic Church (blog) by Chuck Huckaby