Jesus Came to Empower

Vincent Funaro:
The current church model is based on a management style of leadership and I would say that’s different than an empowering style of leadership. So [many churches] are trying to manage people. [Churches] are trying to get as many people as they can into the building and then figure out what to do with them when they’re there. 3DM’s style is to empower people to take on greater responsibilities. In the typical model of church people become increasingly dissatisfied because they’re not really taking on any more responsibility. … The approach that we’re offering helps people to move beyond consumerism into becoming producers. It increases the overall capacity of the church to do stuff.
Jesus modeled His method for discipleship to us. We’ve got the plan to disciple the world. We’ve just got to follow it.