Posts in Discipleship
In Multiply, author and pastor Francis Chan reminds us that making disciples does not have to be a complicated process. At its heart, making disciples simply means telling others about Jesus, and teaching them to follow Him.
This past summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Ukraine with the MBC Tysons Orchestra mission team. We served at a music camp for kids. Although I felt compelled to join the team, I was unclear how God would use me since I don’t play in the orchestra. But we have developed friendships over the years, and I couldn’t wait to serve together with them.
The language barrier in country was significant. I don’t speak the language; and very few of the kids…
“Let’s hurry up and finish the study,” said one of our ladies during small group a few weeks ago. “So we can clean the apartment for her!” she finished, bursting with excitement.
We’ve been meeting for small group in a lovely Ballston apartment for the past two years. Our “hostess with the mostess”, as we like to call her, had to leave group early that night, and the ladies couldn’t wait to serve her by giving the place a little mid-week sprucing up.
Talk about melting my heart.
Our small group went on to eagerly pick up cups and snacks, put away clean dishes, wash the dirty ones, empty the trash, wipe the counters, clean the bathroom, and fold the clothes of our…
I’m a girl with “family issues.” I come from a family dynamic with a legacy of being pummeled by the enemy. By the grace of God I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus when I was eight years old, but I lived in a home that was far away from Christ. I kept my faith to myself in order to “keep the peace.” Though I “believed” I did not begin to chase after a relationship with Jesus and look for discipleship until I was in my late 20’s. When I began down that path, the Lord wasted no time zeroing in on my “issues.” I remember vividly sitting in my morning quiet time as the Lord clearly revealed…