The Disciple Making Pastor as Coach:
Tell Them What: (John 1:35-4:46, Mark 1:16-17, Luke 5:10-11, Matthew 9:36-38) Going indicates action. Baptizing establishes Christ’s presence. Teaching underscores the core of discipleship.
The Great Commissions:
- Matthew 28:18-20 – Go, make disciples, baptizing, teaching.
- John 20:21 – As the Father has sent Me, so I am sending you
- Mark 16:15-18 – And preach the gospel to all creation.
- Luke 24:44-49 – Repentance and forgiveness of sin will be preached…beginning at Jerusalem.
- Acts 1:8 – You shall receive power…you shall be my witnesses…
Tell Them Why: (Luke 19:10, Mark 10:45, John 3:17) if a person knows why, he can bear almost any how.
Show Them How and Do It With Them: Jesus command was to come and follow Me.
- Come and See – Tell them what, Tell them why.
- Come and follow Me – Show them how and Do it with them.
- Come and be with Me – Let them do it and Deploy them.
Let Them Do It: here is where multiplication often falls down (Matthew 10:1).
Deployment: Maybe only 10 percent reach this level. Why? About 50% never leave their comfort zones called “come and see” (just attenders). 90% of the remaining 50% move into the “come and follow Me” phase.
The Foundation for Ministry Skills:
- Character: the content of the heart. This goes nowhere without character.
- Faithfulness: a nonnegotiable prerequisite for leadership (1 Corinthians 4:2, Luke 16:10, 2 Timothy 2:2).
- Spiritual Gifts and Suitability: those who excel in this “come and follow Me” phase are the pool from which the disciple-making pastor fishes for leaders.
Ministry Skills: feed those chosen for leadership back into the system, giving them hands-on experience.
- Can effectively communicate Scripture (2 Timothy 2:2).
- Can effectively manage – the ability to get work done through others.
- Can motivate and inspire – challenging energy toward solutions.
- Can counsel others (Romans 15:14, Colossians 1:28) – instructing and admonishing.
- Can correct others (2 Timothy 2:23-26).