In a recent conversation with a local church leader, he shared with me his greatest joy in ministry and also his greatest frustration. They were interrelated.
His joy was related to the impact that he was having in the lives of high school students. And yet he confessed to me, “I don’t know how to make disciples.”
Read those words again: “I don’t know how to make disciples.”
This is the main thing that Jesus focused on before heading to the cross as the payment for sin. He focused on making disciples. And not only that, He sent His disciples to go make disciples.
Something is wrong in our churches when leaders are faced with this reality – “I don’t know how to make disciples.”
This is one of the largest problems in the modern church. We are experts at getting people in the doors, but not how to turn them into disciple-making believers.