Get a Discipleship Plan
I met with a good friend of mine this morning that I am beginning to mentor in the area of disciple-making and we did an interesting exercise. He is a sixth grade math teacher and I asked him to tell me what it would take for me to become a sixth grade math teacher. The one stipulation is that he had to teach me and he couldn’t ship me off to college somewhere. He began to layout a very conceptual gameplan of helping me to achieve my new found desire to teach. It was very apparent to me that this guy knew what he was talking about and he had become an expert in his field. I even walked away from our conversation thinking that if I spent enough time with this guy that he could probably help me become a 6th grade math teacher or at least get me started down the path.
The road to becoming a disciple-maker is not much different than the road to becoming a teacher. You just need to get a plan and start working the plan. I have a spiral notebook that I keep with me all the time. I put all kinds of stuff in here: football plays, Sunday school lessons, ideas I am developing, projects I am working on, article to post on the blog, etc. I have recently added a new list- Ideas of How to Make a Disciple-Maker. Currently, my list is at 51 ideas and growing everyday. This series that I am writing on this blog will source from that list. Just like my friend had a plethora of ideas of how to help me become a teacher so I am trying to collect my thoughts of what it takes to become a disciple-maker and how you can help other do the same.
If you want to make a disciple-maker you have to have a plan and help them to do likewise.