Tuesday, November 17, 2015

letter to CT on declining birth rates and "the Great Commission"

Sarah Zylstra's recent article in CT, "Babies Halt the Great Commission", conveyed important information with a strange article title. 

The Great Commission is about far more than evangelism, conversion, and new believers-- especially those who "come to the faith" from within. 

This description of the Great Commission is even more unfortunate in light of the Church's often-tepid sense of what it takes to "make disciples", its general lack of vision for making disciple-makers, and the near-universal absence of a workable plan to make disciples who can make disciples.

The ministry "model" of Jesus was to work with individuals and to teach the crowds, but especially to pour his life into the 12. All church leaders should ask how they intend to do the same. 


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