In my previous article I said running a Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is simple. So why do we want an app? I must confess I once thought that myself. Until we were contacted by some people who desperately needed it.
It was no longer words in book – it was living in their hearts.
We hear this kind of thing often. It’s one of the reasons we love DBS. It enables anyone to share what they are learning about God with their community, even if they are only just discovering faith for themselves.
Jesus sent His disciples to make disciples to make disciples to make disciples!
However, many followers of Jesus have never actually made a disciple and don’t know how to make disciples.
I think Jesus was more interested in making cookies than creating cookie jars. It seems like many churches in America today, and in other parts of the world, seem to be obsessed with cookie jars. Even though Jesus didn’t have much to say about cookie jars, most pastors want one that’s full of cookies.
To cultivate a disciplemaking movement, you need to be intentional about multiplication. Think: Multiply Everything! Multiply disciples. Multiply disciplemakers. Multiply disciplemaking groups. Multiply disciplemaking initiatives.
Following Jesus is the greatest joy in life. Discipleship is all about following Jesus. Disciplemaking is all about helping others to follow Jesus — and helping others to help others to follow Jesus. Discipleship and Disciplemaking go hand in hand.
A disciple of Jesus is a reflection of God in the world. When Jesus talked about discipleship, it was an all-in kind of thing.
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters–yes, even his own life–he cannot be my disciple.
Over the last three days I’ve posted on what a disciplemaker needs to Know, Be and Do. These represent 10 things that reflect the focus and lifestyle of one who is living on mission with Jesus by making disciples who make disciples.
The Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is an effective process for multiplying disciples who make disciples. If you are looking for a simple, transferable method that will lead to loving obedience and spiritual reproduction, I highly recommend you consider starting a Discovery Bible Study.