Chair 3 of 4 Chair Discipleship: Guest blogger Del Gibbons

Posted by donna on January 3, 2018

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Are we there yet? – by AGC Quebec Director, Del Gibbons

Writing about disciple-making makes me stop and think.  It reminds me of family car trips.  You know what I’m talking about … the voice from the back of the car …  “Are we there yet?”  I can imagine that very question being asked as we look at Dann Spader’s “third chair” illustration of disciple-making.  Are we there yet?  How are we doing, and are we truly disciple-makers? 

Scott McConnell observed the following in a study on disciple-making in Canada: "Most attendees have friends at church, but only a minority invest time to help other believers develop their faith." It’s a blessing to have friends, but the call to be a disciple means seeking after more!

Dann Spader highlights this principle in 4 Chair Discipling (p.82). He wrote that Jesus’ original team of maturing disciple-makers “… were not perfect, but they were seeking after more (they were) – available, faithful, teachable, enthused about the things of God, and responsive to leadership.” (Luke 5:1-8)

Looking forward, we could ask God to:

  • Lead us to a deeper more transformed Spirit-filled life.
  • Show us ways He could use us in meaningful service which honours Him.
  • Lift our eyes to focus even more on accompanying and influencing those God has put on our hearts and placed in our lives.

Following the pattern of Jesus’ disciples, are we ready to “seek after more”?  To get started, how about participating in this short survey on disciple-making?

Disciple-making Survey

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