When you ask people about making disciples, they often mention big things like Bible study groups, church meetings, and other times and places that are specifically set aside for “intentional discipleship.”
But, if we considered all interactions with people opportunities for discipleship and every relationship a discipling relationship, I think we would better begin to understand what it means to make disciples.
Like a small pebble dropped into an ocean, the ripples may not be immediately noticeable, but they are there. Every time we interact with someone, we either help them grow toward Christ… or we don’t.
I’m beginning to think that discipleship by the ripple effect (like many small stones thrown into a pond) may be more effective that the usual form of discipleship during specified times and at specified places (like throwing one big rock into a pond).
What do you think?