This is the second in a series on the role of sequence in disciple making movements.
The first step in catalyzing a disciple making movement is access ministry.
Access ministry is entering into life with the lost and beginning to meet their needs.
Access ministry underscores three important points:
First, discipleship begins with people who do not yet know and love Jesus. Jesus began with the lost and so must we.
Second, making disciples requires us to be helpful and hopeful people. Jesus was known for “doing good” (Acts 10:38), and we need to develop that same reputation, too.
Third, entering into life with the lost and meeting their needs does not by itself lead to disciple making movements. However, it is a necessary first step.
- How are you being helpful and hopeful to lost people in your neighborhood and workplace?
- What examples have you seen of access ministry not leading to disciple making movements? What can be learned about disciple making movements from these examples?
- What is the fruit of an effective access ministry?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!