When disciplemaking stops, new churches stop being birthed. Jesus told His disciples to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). This required going, baptizing, and teaching to obey. When we fail to teach obedience to Christ’s commands, disciplemaking stops. When disciplemaking stops, church multiplication stops.
Jesus told His disciples to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples who make disciples… (Matt 28:19-20). I am a disciple of Jesus today because of Christians who obeyed Jesus’ command. There would be more Christians and more churches if more Christians obeyed Jesus.
George Patterson worked in northern Honduras with the Conservative Baptist Home Mission Society. He developed a theological education by extension program that focused on “obedience-oriented eduction.”