If disciple making had stars today they’d be doing what those gridiron greats did in 1920, playing both offense and defense. Defensive disciple making means the discipler is responding and reacting. On offense, he’s seeking to move the disciple forward in an area of need. Both are essential.
Every six months I like to look back on three posts that were the most significant for my readers and one that I think deserved more attention than it got. Here they are for the first half of 2017 (and if you missed it, the top posts of 2016):
If you could be transformed to be more like Jesus in just one way, what would it be? What’s stopping you? Truth is transformation is expensive. In my work with lead pastors, discipleship pastors, and church leaders in Dayton Ohio, I've found three demands of transformation are both universal and unrelenting. Meeting these demands has the power to flip the success rate from 20% to 80%.