“Let’s face reality: There are no programmatic shortcuts to effective disciplemaking. There is no “easy button”. Disciplemaking is about relationships. Relationships are inefficient. Disciplemaking is about life change. Life change is messy. Disciplemaking is centered in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ allows no pretense. Disciplemaking is unpredictable. Unpredictability requires risk. Disciplemaking is unique to each person, each generation, each cultural context. Uniqueness eliminates the possibility of universally applied “paint by the numbers” disciplemaking relationships.”
-From Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults by R. Dunn & J. Sundene, 58-59.
HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN A DRIVE-THRU CULTURE?
Jesus’ disciples spent 3 years, day and night, sitting at his feet – and they still didn’t get it or know him. “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time” (John 14:9)? And we think we can become faithful Christians immersed in the realities of the Kingdom by listening to a 30 minute sermon each week? No wonder our views are far more shaped by pop culture and the never-ending political discourse.
Pray for MainStreet Church in Mound as we try to create a disciple-making culture in a fast-paced society.