Okay… so, suppose that you meet someone. For whatever reason, this person is interested in your faith in Jesus Christ. Over the course of some time, the person decides that he or she also wants to follow Jesus Christ.
Modern wisdom says, “Invite them to your church.”
But, what if you didn’t invite them to church?
What if, instead, you continued meeting with the person, and helped that person learn to disciple others… building a new community of believers… perhaps around the new believer’s neighborhood, or workplace, or school, or whatever.
What if you also taught that new follower of Jesus Christ how to disciple others toward forming their own groups of believers?
This sounds normal to most “missionary” contexts, but it sounds weird in my context. Why?