Disciple Making and Measuring What Really Matters!
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds" Hebrews 10:24.
In this month's Resource e-magazine I want to pose this question, "How Do You Gauge If Your Church Members are Getting Stronger Spiritually?" As we discuss the importance of disciple making and disciple making groups, it is vital that we measure what really matters. There is a raising gap between what Americans say they believe and what they do. Within the local church the same can be said of believers. Our beliefs do not always transform into actions. Spiritual maturity is often seen in four areas: one's beliefs, one's practices, one's attitudes, and one's lifestyle. These small indicators tell whether an individual has a growing integrated faith, which is transforming each day into closeness with Jesus Christ. Anything less is merely a statement of faith, but not action. As a believer goes deeper from mere belief to consistent lifestyle, the more obvious these four areas will be in one's life. There are many things that churches can do, but I believe that discipling people is the greatest investment a church can undertake. Although missions, evangelism, prayer etc. are all elements within a disciple's life, they are all used in discipling a person in the way of Jesus. Click here to download entire article.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL!
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Posted on Tue, April 29, 2014
by Tom Cheyney