Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Train and release

I appreciated this quote in Total Church:

Jesus has a 'train and release' strategy, while overall we have a 'convert and retain' strategy. (Total Church, pp 35-36)

That is quite true. While the church should be in the business of being agents for disciple making with the leaders and more mature believers in the church equipping people to send them out of the church to do the work of ministry, our focus is getting people into the church to be ministered to. It is completely opposite of what Scripture tells us.

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