DISCIPLESHIP: Why the Missional Church Will Fail w/o Greater Emphasis on Discipleship

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Why the Missional Church Will Fail

by Mike Breen, ChurchLeaders.com

“So what is the engine of the church? Discipleship.

I’ve said it many times: If you make disciples, you will always get the church. But if you try to build the church, you will rarely get disciples.

If you’re good at making disciples, you’ll get more leaders than you’ll know what to do with. If you make disciples like Jesus made them, you’ll see people come to faith who didn’t know Him.

If you disciple people well, you will always get the missional thing. Always.

We took 30 days and examined the Twitter conversations happening. We discovered there are between 100-150 times as many people talking about mission as there are discipleship (to be clear, that’s a 100:1).

We are a group of people addicted to and obsessed with the work of the Kingdom, with little to no idea of how to be with the King…”

Read more at … http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/154332-mike-breen-why-the-missional-movement-will-fail.html#.Ux1GQFRnR-k.email