Discipleship is the great calling of the church, and the only soil that grows disciples is a local church culture of spiritual formation. Every other ministry of the church can (and should) grow from this soil.
Discipleship, we suppose, is for those few super-saints called into the ministry, and so we are trapped in the fellowship of low expectations.
He entrusts us with the task of announcing his kingdom, and making disciples fit for the king. He does not entrust this task to servants: He gives it to brothers. In a way, that means church planting is the family business.
This season, if you are a nobody—rejoice! You are not far from the Kingdom of God, because He’s the God of nobodies, like you and me.
Discipleship is the great calling of the church, and the only soil that grows disciples is a local church culture of spiritual formation. Why plant churches? To make disciples!
When it comes to how to grow a church, I want to be the seed that falls into the ground and finds good soil. If I impact 30, 60 or a 100 people during my lifetime I’ll consider it a fruitful life.