As we find articles and resources that talk about Disciple-Making, we are going to collect them and publish them each Friday.
As the international missions arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, I am convinced that we cannot settle for anything less than a streamlined approach focused on empowering limitless missionary teams to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached people and places for the glory of God.
The mandate to make disciples is often viewed as a responsibility of pastors, Sunday school teachers or other leaders in the church, Raley said. But since the church is made up of people who are known as disciples, we are all called to make disciples. “Scripturally, it’s disciples making disciples,” Raley said. “We are to reproduce ourselves. Disciples reproduce disciples.”
Following the example of Paul, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) disciple-making strategy is focused on not only planting new churches, but strengthening existing churches, as well.
That’s why there’s a group of consultants at the convention who serve on the Church Strengthening Team. They work with churches to help them become stronger and healthier as they seek to carry out the Great Commission. Antonio Santos leads the Church Strengthening Team, which is a part of the convention’s Evangelism and Discipleship Group.
“Our main thrust and our main goal is disciple-making,” Santos said. “We seek to strengthen churches by helping them develop a disciple-making culture. We are all about making disciples.”
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