Thanks for joining me in the discipleship series we started here on Lifestyle last year! (Can you believe it’s been a year?!) It’s been great to look together at what it means to be a disciple maker and to see how we can practically do so. It is a beautiful mission the Lord has given us!

As this particular series concludes, I’d like to share a few wise words from Robert E. Coleman, who studied Christ’s example of reaching the world through making disciples. I hope they are inspiring to you as well!

“Here is where we must begin just like Jesus. It will be slow, tedious, painful, and probably unnoticed by people at first, but the end result will be glorious, even if we don’t live to see it. Seen this way, though, it becomes a big decision in the ministry. We must decide where we want our ministry to count – in the momentary applause of popular recognition or in the reproduction of our lives in a few chosen people who will carry on our work after we have gone. Really it is a question of which generation we are living for.” Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism, p.32

May the Lord help us to live with the next generation in mind!!

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20