At least five times in the Bible Jesus puts his disciples on mission to proclaim the gospel and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 24:46-48, John 20:21, and Acts 1:8). The text in Matthew gives us an interesting instruction: Make disciples and teach them all that Jesus commanded. This suggests that making disciples in about inviting a lost person to be a Kingdom citizen and then teaching him or her the Kingdom ethic in which we are called to live.
Over the past few months, Jared Jenkins, Brett Ricley, and I have been discussing both sides of the Great Commission coin. This discussion resulted in a Salty Believer Unscripted series called, "Make Disciples" and will likely be the seeds of another series called, "Grow Disciples."
In this series, we stick to the evangelism side of making disciples and deal with six spheres of evangelism as Joel Southerland teaches. We fully recognize that it would be gross negligence to see someone saved and then just abandoned them to learn and grown alone; however, we kept this series to the first part of making disciples--sharing the gospel and introducing lost people to Jesus.
All three of us grew in area of evangelism during this series and we've shared our journey along the way. I learned how necessary a wide variety of methods is when we live in a world so full of diverse thinking and attitudes. We have and are trying all of these methods at Redeeming Life Church to find out what works for us in our context. It's been extremely interesting and informative. But through it all, I've really come to see the importance of simply being faithful.
-- Part 1, An Introduction audio
-- Part 2, Snatching Some From the Fire audio
-- Part 3, A Biblical Relational for Missions and Evangelism audio
-- Part 4, 6 Spheres of Evangelism audio
-- Part 5, Prayer audio
-- Part 6, Personal Evangelism audio
-- Part 7, Revival audio
-- Part 8, Event Evangelism audio
-- Part 9, Service-Driven Evangelism audio
-- Part 10, Sunday Service Excellence audio
-- Part 11, A Mission to the Nations audio