The focus of the BSC for the next five years is impacting lostness through disciple-making. According to Upshaw the convention staff knows the work is not just a pastor’s responsibility. It is the role of every believer. Every believer has received the Great Commission from Jesus to make disciples.
Discipleship and evangelism go hand in hand. Evangelism is the first step in the discipleship process. Before we can lead someone on a journey to live like Christ, they must first be transformed by His saving grace.
“We believe the way to see pastors encouraged is to affirm to them that the ‘main thing’ is the main thing. What they were called by God to do at the beginning of their ministries is still the thing they need to be about – that’s winning the lost and developing them into disciple makers. So we hope they will feel … affirmation that we are with them and behind them. What they were called to do is our focus of the state convention.”
That is the key for all pastors. We’ve got to remember to stay laser focused on our mission.