Friday, January 3

Is there a better way to impact the world for Jesus?

Dale Losch at crossworld.org asks, Is there a better way to impact the world for Jesus? And then goes on to share the following thoughts about discipleship making...

"I Have A Dream"...

I dream of a world where disciple-making is a reality and not just an ideal; where disciples make disciples who make diciples and unleash the explosive power of spiritual multiplication.

I dream of a world where all believers embrace their individual calls and all professions are employed in the cause to disciple the nations; where cross-cultural disciple-makers from secular professions outnumber vocational Christain workers 100 to 1.

I dream of a world where the church is defined as a group of fervent followers on mission to extend the Kingdom of God rather than as buildings, programs, and numbers of Christians.

I dream of a world where the good news of Jesus impacts not just a person's eternity, but all of life here and now.

I dream of a world where every city on earth has a vibrant community of reproducing disciple-makers who will infuse all of society like yeast permeates dough.

And I dream of a world where to be a Christian is to be known as a lover of God, of people, and of life.

In short, I dream of disciple-makers from all professions bringing God's love to life in the world's least-reached marketplaces...

It is first and foremost a dream of unleashing the power of real disciple-making. It is based on the conviction that this is exactly what Jesus told us to do, and if we will do it, the Great Commission will be completed in our lifetime.

To get a copy of this thought-provoking book click:
A Better Way: Make Disciples Wherever Life Happens



There's a Better Way from Crossworld on Vimeo.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guido,
This looks like an interesting read. I put it on my wish list. I really like what Dr. F says in Preach & Heal: "You get everything when you get disciples.". The problem is that all the paradigm changes necessary to truly make disciples are BIG ONES. May the Father give us courage to change our daily rituals and our daily mindset so as to truly make disciples of all peoples. Esteban

J. Guy Muse said...

Esteban,

The question that continues to haunt me is that at least in my life other things make up my daily rituals and mindset. By the end of the day, little is left for being about the "main things" such as making disciples. As you say, huge paradigm changes are necessary to make disciples.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

My husband just moved to Guayaquil and is looking for a church. He lives near the Puerto Azul neighbor. Do you have a suggestion?

Thanks!
toni_01@email.com

Tim A said...

He says "to say there are new ways in no way is an indictment on the former ways" at about 1:09
Ouch! Why not? No rebuke or correction?
Can we run the race without "throwing off the things that hinder and the sin that so easily besets"?
You can't have every believer making disciples if we maintain the former ways. Is this just a pandering statement to ward off the tradition clingers criticism?
Why did he say this? It makes no sense. Making disciples is not merely a "new way". It's not merely an option among many. It is the only way to obey.

J. Guy Muse said...

Tim,

Thanks for stopping by and for the comment. I may be misunderstanding your concern below, but it seems to me Dale explains his 1:09 statement right after from about 1:15-1:24. Give it a listen again and see if this answers your concern.

Tim A said...

No, his next statement does not resolve his statement that there is nothing wrong with what has been done in the past. Past habit patterns nullify many commands of the scripture. His next statement only says that times have change in the last ? years and we need to make a course correction. The changing of the times has nothing to do with it. The procedures of the past were wrong then and now. They are wrong because of what the scriptures say, not cultural changes. Focusing disciple making on one profession is false function or disobedience to the Word, even as sincere as it may be by men who are otherwise godly. It is false shepherding and false teaching to hold the saints in perpetual dependency rather than full reproduction Luke 6:40; 2 Tim. 2:1,2