Thursday is for Discipleship
Back in March I wrote about Jesus’ method of discipleship and how different it was from ours (see: Discipleship: How Did Jesus Do It? ). I mentioned five principles.
- He lived with them.
- He conversed with them.
- He modeled for them.
- He gave them responsibility
- He left them.
That fifth principle is a biggie. Leaving the disciples (and sending the Holy Spirit) was a big part of releasing them to begin the process of making disciples on their own.
Questions: What are some the barriers or reasons why leadership in our churches are so hesitant to give significant responsibility to people? How can we create structures of empowerment where more people are entrusted and expected to make disciples?