Day 8: 3 Simple Skills Every Christ Follower Needs

Welcome to Day 8 as you Take the Missional Challenge!

Take the Missional Challenge is a 31 Day experience designed to help align believers with Jesus’ mission. Each day’s post includes missional concepts and activities. For more information – click here.

“It is the nature of a disciple to make more disciples. They can’t help themselves–this is who they are.” David Watson

Jesus was a disciplemaker. He started a disciplemaking movement. He not only made disciples, but He sent His disciples to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20).

In the 21st Century, the practices of being a disciple and making disciples aren’t intuitive to Christians. Yet it should be the most basic missional activity for all believers. Jesus expects His followers to help others to follow Him.

3 Simple Skills

Every Christian needs to align with Jesus’ mission. This includes developing personal skills that will result in fulfilling that mission.

Skill #1: Follow Jesus!

Skill #2: Help Others to Follow Jesus!

Skill #3: Help Others to Help Others to Follow Jesus!

Here’s a brief video about these 3 skills. (3 min)

DAY 8 ACTION STEP: Discover Ways to Help Others Follow Jesus.

1. Develop daily habits as you follow Jesus.

+ Faith habits – embracing the cross

+ Love habits – experiencing community

+ Hope habits – engaging the culture

2. Help someone you know to follow Jesus.

+ Show them how you follow Jesus.

+ Teach them to obey Jesus.

+ Pass on habits of faith, hope, love

Day 8 Missional Challenge: Commit yourself to follow Jesus fully. Help someone you know to follow Jesus!


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
6 replies
  1. carlou2
    carlou2 says:

    When put like this, it seems like such a simple, easy process and why shouldn't it be? If we call ourselves followers of Jesus, then we should be doing what He did, and He made disciples.

  2. keoni
    keoni says:

    when put like this, it seems so simple. we really do just have to go out and do this. it's extremely important to after you see the discipleship come into effect, that you do follow up, keep eachother accountable, be in prayer together, do things together, making more disciples together, just as Jesus has called us to do.

  3. bear-dew330
    bear-dew330 says:

    It is nice to have a tangible example to relate to. I love when people I'm discipleing reach the stage to teach others. It allows me to see how great our God really is.

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