Thursday is for Discipleship
“Lower the bar on what it means to be a church. Raise the bar on what it means to be a disciple.” –Neil Cole
Whatever you think of the overall approach of Neil Cole [That’s Neil pictured on the left.] and the Organic Church movement, this mantra is hard to argue with. It has the ring of truth to it. I has the pith of memorability about it. It has simplicity without being simplistic about it.
What it doesn’t have is flesh and bones on it. It doesn’t have “a here’s how to do it” about it.
It points in a direction but it is missing a GPS signal. Read the book and you will get more. But here, on this site, I want to encourage original thinking. You can do that whether you have read the book or not. If you want to “prime the pump” of your thinking, you can read the comment thread. So, focusing on the second half of the slogan, here’s my question:
“What would it look like in our churches if we “raised the bar on what it means to be a disciple?”