Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. - Matthew 28:19-20
Last weekend a group from MWCC attended the CCCNZ Regional Conference on being an Everyday Disciple at Northcross Church. Jesus didn't just command us to go and convince people to call themselves Christians, he sent us to make disciples and teach them to obey His teaching. The interesting part is that this is a process that should include everyone - we are all called to be disciples who train disciples. Malcolm Gill, the conference speaker, challenged us to ask ourselves these questions:
Who is my 'Paul'? Who is a mentor who can guide me in my faith journey because they have greater experience than me?
Who can I serve as a Barnabas to? Who has God placed around me who is on the same journey at a similar stage and just needs my encouragement to keep going?
Who is my 'Timothy'? Who is someone less experienced in the faith I can put time into to help them grow?
How would you answer those questions? Would you do anything differently if you wanted to be a disciple of Jesus who helped train others to be disciples of Jesus?