Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
A disciple is simply a follower. As a follower of Christ, we are called to make other followers. We do this as we go, by teaching others to obey Christ.
- Leading someone to practice the 8 ways is a great way to make disciples.
- Rather than just transferring information, our goal is to help them to obey and show others how to obey.
- The SALT method helps us put these 8 ways into practice and build a habit of showing others how to live them out.
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How do I start a discipling or mentoring relationship?
Each time you meet discuss one of the 8 Ways, practice it together, then each pass it on to someone else before your next meeting. At the next meeting, start by discussing how it went when you passed it on and then go through the same steps for the next one.
The 8 Ways to Follow Jesus is a great place to start. Each time you meet discussing one of the 8 Ways, practicing it together, then each passing it on to someone else before your next meeting. At the next meeting, start by discussing how it went when you passed it on and then go through the same steps for the next one.
What if I don’t feel ready to make disciples?
None of us feel ready. We all have so much more to learn. But this is how Jesus designed it and He builds His kingdom through us. He tells us to make disciples. When we lead someone, we are not saying that we are stronger, smarter, or more holy than they are. We simply have something to pass along that will help another grow in Christ. We are the lead-learner. As we learn, we pass on and encourage.
The beauty of Christ’s design is that, through leading someone else, we will grow more than in any other environment. Also remember, we are not alone. God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us lead others. Pray for the ability to lead others. Remember, Jesus himself said, “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”