Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… (Matthew 28:19)
I read a great blog by David Santistevan about discipleship. He says:
One of my goals for this year is to be more intentional than I’ve ever been in making disciples. I’m targeting a handful of young worship leaders, meeting with them regularly, giving them opportunity to lead, and providing them with honest, sometimes painful feedback.
I’ve found that’s the best way for people to grow – to really get in their life and tell them how to improve. We often like try to stay on people’s “good” side by simply encouraging them all the time. The problem with that is people don’t grow. They need a steady dose of the truth.
- You may not be the best in the world…but you have some skills to pass on.
- You may not know everything there is to know about worship leading…but you know something.
- You may not have all aspects of your role figured out…but you figured something out.
Our responsibility isn’t to be the best or to know it all or to have it all figured out…It’s to empty ourselves of what we have.
What great advise! Who are you pouring into this year? What are you doing to reproduce yourself?