Last weekend, my son Jeremy participated in a martial arts camp. Jeremy is a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and he’s just started learning one of the forms of karate.
I noticed something last weekend. During the camp, the instructors talked about the forms and movements, showed the students how to do the forms and movements (and even explained why), then helped the students do the forms and movements. Often, the students would even help one another.
On the drive back home, I kept comparing this martial arts camp to several Christian conferences that I’ve attended. At all of those conferences, people talked about stuff, but that’s where it ended. This is not disciple making.
I’m tired of just talking about stuff; I’m ready to show people how to live for Christ and then help them live for Christ and then live for Christ together.
I’ll probably never have my name added to a conference speaking list, but that’s okay. I’ll be making disciples instead.