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Four Generations of Disciple-Making Disciples

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 in blog links, discipleship | 4 comments

Four Generations of Disciple-Making Disciples

I don’t know Miguel Labrador personally. I’d like to get to know him personally (along with many other people). But, for now, God has him in Ecuador, and I’m in North Carolina, USA.

But, I’ve been challenged by many of his facebook and blog posts. For example, consider his post at “Missiorganic” called “7 God-Directed Deviations in Disciple Making.”

In this post, Miguel shares several ways that they are discipling others, and how those ways differ from some of the methods often taught or modeled. Using these “directions”, Miguel is seeing four generations of disciple making disciples WITHIN ONE YEAR.

Here are Miguel’s “deviations”:

1. From Follow Up to Follow In

2. From Outreach to Inreach

3. From Fly Paper to Flying Like Eagles

4. From Dependency to Development

5. From Verbal to Tactile

6. From Regimental to Relational

7. From “Because they say so” to “Because he says so”

Miguel describes each one in detail in his post, so jump over and read what he says.

What do you think of Miguel’s “deviations”?


4 Comments

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  1. 11-29-2010

    Alan,

    I love it! Deviation from tradition? Yes! I see no deviations from what would be expected of genuine New Testament practice.

    Miguel said,”It means that disciples were made who made disciples who made other disciples who in turn made others and that all generations continue to make disciples”.

    As I’ve often mentioned, “It is more important to train a disciple-maker than to make a disciple!”

  2. 11-30-2010

    Alan, thanks so much for reposting. The next time I am in the Carolinas, I too would like to sit and get to know you better. Also, I will be developing those points (deviations) further on the blog this month. Peace and Blessings to you and yours.

    Miguel

  3. 11-30-2010

    Aussie John,

    If you train a disciple-maker, you are also making a disciple. :)

    Miguel,

    Thank you for the original post. I look forward to reading the further development of each point.

    -Alan

  4. 11-30-2010

    Alan,

    I agree! The problem is that tradition doesn’t. Tradition makes a “disciple”(convert) then closes the book.