The Church is Anemic.
We are called to make disciples. It is the one outcome that Jesus wants us to be working on as we go about all the stuff of life. Everything else is secondary. So what does it tell us that according to a Barna Group survey just two years ago . . .
93% of practicing Christians aren’t comfortable to have a conversation about the Lord with their own grandchildren.
—The Barna Group, 2018
What does it say about the state of the church?
What does it say about the state of our discipleship?
What does it say about our spiritual formation?
What does it say about us that such a quote, such an observation doesn’t immediatly cause us to burst into tears?
Is the picture below a better picture of the state of the soul of the church from Jesus’s point of view than the buildings in which we worship?
If your church has one-to-one discipleship mentoring, get involved.
If it doesn’t, start one.
Don’t get over complicated.
Here’s a great place to start: One-to-One Bible Reading by David Helm