The simplicity of disciple-making, for the most part, has become a lost art in today's church. This is because we make it more complicated than it needs to be. Dear pastor, if you answer "no" to any of these questions, please accept this challenge to become a church that makes disciples centered around God's Word.
Does your congregation regularly read the Bible during the week?
When people gather in small groups, is the Bible the main text being used?
After studying the Bible, are the people in your congregation more likely to be humbled rather than puffed up?
Do the people of your congregation see the Bible as instructions for how to love God and others rather than as a tool to condemn?
Is unity at your church fostered by centering around God's Word instead of around man-made vision or doctrinal statements?
Do most of your small groups meet for at least one year?
In your own study, do you read through the Bible every year?
Are your people more passionate about the Words of God rather than your words?
Are families encouraged and provided the opportunity to do discipleship together?
Do your people believe that they, themselves, are capable of making disciples in their own homes or in other venues outside of the church building/organization?
Have you demonstrated, in your own personal and family life, a habit of gathering for discipleship?
Do you meet regularly with believers who teach you and hold you accountable to God's Word?
If you answered "no" to any of these questions, start by asking God to give you a heart for discipleship. And then, take advantage of the many free resources on this website.