The Central Mission of a Leader in the Church
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, January 12 2004 10:26|
When we build the kingdom into a man’s life we want him to become many things: a worshipper, a worker, a steward, a servant, a neighbor lover, a man committed to social justice, a man who does his work unto the Lord, one who shares his faith, and a Godly husband and father.
However stated, these represent the priorities for most of our churches. However, these are too many priorities for you as a leader to keep straight in your own mind….how much less your typical man? If you try to build a ministry model that makes worshippers, workers, tithers, etc. your ministry is doomed. It will be a system perfectly designed to muddle along (which is worse than outright failure because you keep wasting valuable time and resources on it).
Jesus said, “Go and make disciples.” Jesus did not say, “Go and make worshippers.” He did not say, “Go and make workers.” He did not say, “Go and make tithers.”
This is interesting, because Jesus could have made any priority he wanted the central one. Yet making disciples was his single choice. Why was that?
Is Jesus not interested in worshippers, workers, and tithers? Of course He is. But His model was that you cannot get worshippers by making worshippers. You cannot get workers by making workers. You cannot get tithers by making tithers. Instead, his model is that you get worshippers, workers, and tithers by making disciples.
The central mission of the church, and every leader in the church, is to make disciples. This year why not make sure you build a system perfectly designed to make disciples of your men. Not a “one size fits all” model. Not a model that gives them “one more thing to do.” Not a model that only attracts the already committed. Instead, an all-inclusive model that reaches out to every man in your church with a credible offer of the gospel and the resources to grow.
If you do not have a model, by any means possible get to one of our Leadership Training Center courses ASAP (Click here). The souls of our men and the destiny of their families hang in the balance. We cannot overstate the urgency or what’s at stake.
For the glory of Christ and no other reason,