Generational Discipleship

 

Becoming a Christian involves a radical realignment of a person’s values and priorities. Our old ambitions are replaced by a passion for God’s glory and to see his Kingdom come; but sadly, our ambitions for building God’s Kingdom often remain too small. Too often we seem content to bask in the personal benefits of the salvation we have in Christ and fail to be fully obedient disciples of Christ Jesus who was and is all about the mission of making disciples that make disciples that make disciples…

Among Jesus’ final words before leaving this mortal sphere is a passage we call the Great Commission, and the content of that commission is the commandment to go and make disciples. During his 3-year public ministry, Jesus modeled intentional, relational discipleship to his followers and, then, he commanded them to go do the same. So, what does it mean to make a disciple? Well, it is not simply making a convert; it is partnering in a life-long process of growth. It is not a class, curriculum, or 10-point plan; it is personal and relational mentoring, molding, and training. And it is not just for church staff or ultra-mature believers; it is a job for all believers to intentionally pray for and seek out others in whom they can invest. Finally, it is not optional; it is a mandate and a matter of obedience through which we prove we are true disciple. The ultimate desire of a disciple is to make another disciple.

Generational Discipleship is a core value of Pine Hills Church because Jesus Christ has commissioned and commanded us to go and make disciples. Therefore, it is not a matter of opinion; but, of obedience, for each true disciple of Christ to intentionally seek out and make disciples of others. It is our goal that generational discipleship would become part of the culture and DNA of our church. By doing so, we join in the chain-reaction, the multi-generational movement started by Christ himself of making disciples who make disciples who make disciples…

Scripture:

  • Matthew 28:18-20 (The Great Commission)
  • 2 Timothy 2:1-2
  • John 15:4-8
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
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