Missional Living: Lesson #77

In my book Six Words Lessons to Discover Missional Living, there are 100 simple lessons to help you live on mission with Jesus!

Lesson #77: Multiply disciples who keep multiplying disciples. The foundational and most critical of all missional behaviors is disciplemaking.


Because Christ sent the church to make disciples. And without disciplemaking, the church ceases to exist. This is Christ’s redemptive strategy. Missional starts with and continues through disciplemaking.

Too many churches are trying to be missional without focusing on disciplemaking. As my mentor Bob Logan explains, the word missional is “focused on living in accordance with the Great Commandment and Great Commission.”

You cannot engage in missional activity that serves the needs of people around you without focusing on making disciples who make disciples.

Then keep on making disciples to the 4th Generation!

Today’s Missional Challenge

Multiply disciples who keep multiplying disciples.

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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.
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  1. Sydney
    Sydney says:

    This is something I've been pondering recently. Of course we want to make disciples who go out and make more disciples instead of keeping the Gospel to themselves and becoming stagnant, but I almost feel a pressure to do it perfectly so that future disciples can effectively make more disciples. I know God can and does redeem our mistakes and use imperfect people, but it would just mean so much to get it right the first time and be a good example for future disciple-makers. I also have to be careful, however, not to take the Spirit and the Bible out of the equation, because trying to do things on my own usually doesn't work out very well. Just more things to ponder, I suppose.

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