on discipleship

July 20, 2012

Members or Missionaries?

If your church is full of members, you get an occasional missionary. If your church is full of missionaries, the rest is just about geography. Most churches don’t send missionaries because they don’t have any. – Erwin McManus

Pastors and church leaders make a deliberate effort to turn members into missionaries. Every member is a minister and they need to know that. Make it a point to disturb your congregation if they neglect the GREAT COMMISSION to make disciples.

The worst thing to happen to a church is to have people come and fill the seats and treat your church as an entertainment center. You don’t want that. What you want and how God designed the church is to make disciples and advance His kingdom and the last time I checked only church members who sees themselves as disciples of Christ move. The others just watch and wonder what is happening.

 

 

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