Last night a group of guys came over to my house for an impromptu get together. I love all of these guys dearly. I told them that I wanted to talk about discipleship and evangelism… so, that’s what we talked about most of the night.
At the end, we concluded that we needed start praying for one another and for other more fervently, and we needed to be more direct and reminded one another that we are all missionaries, sent by God to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ wherever we happen to be. (I’m not saying this to detract from those missionaries who travel to other states or countries to proclaim the good news.)
We’re not talking about adding a new evangelism program or a new discipleship program. Instead, we also concluded that in order to evangelize and disciple people in the way that we think God wants us to will take a change of lifestyle for everyone. Intentionally discipling one another and others will require a new way of living, much like being family with one another has required a new way of living.