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Ways to Make Disciples

Practical Ways to Be a Disciple Maker

  1. Establish a D-Group. Be in contact with at least one or two other person every day (Heb 10:24-25). Everyone should have a little Discipleship Group. We’ll call it D-group for short. Who’s in your D-group?

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near (Heb 10:24-25).

Surely these verses are not only referring to meeting together on the Lord’s Day, but also more and more privately. With text messages, cell phones and video chats, we should be in continual contact discipling one another throughout the day. Pick at least one or two people for your D-Group. Usually, these start organically.

  1. Pray. Pray for specific needs for your D-group throughout the day.
  2. Abide and shine. Make sure you are meeting with God, abiding with him. The goal of discipleship is to know God better and help others know him better (Phil 3:10). Being a disciple of Jesus means that we are being transformed into his image. God wants to change us so much that it intrigues others
  3. Smile! Be approachable. Be cheerful when you answer the phone, etc.
  4. Do life together. Do lunch. Men, do basketball, or something. Ladies, do whatever women do. Invite each other to your home.
  5. Worship, fellowship, pray at your church together.
  6. Reach Out. Invite people to church. Give out Gospel tracts. Give your testimony.
  7. Pick up your phone. Call fellow believers. Pick up when they call.
  8. Follow through. Don’t just start this. Finish it. Persevere together.

-by Pastor Matt Black