1. During the year, a group of ten brothers who want to help others grow spiritually meets regularly . Each brother has prayerfully taken a young believer under his wing. Every meeting begins with each brother reporting what he did during the week with his supervisee. This has revolutionized our thinking and stretched and blessed us. Our accountability to each other is improving the quality of our discipleship.
2. During the year, we had several seminars in our church about evangelism and discipleship, always encouraging the mature believers to prayerfully seek discipling relationships with new people. Evangelism makes no sense without follow-up. As soon as believers showed made themselves available to mentor others, God started bringing new people to our church. Most people are attracted to church not by theology or teaching, but by sincere relationships I am glad to see how the church atmosphere changes. After worship services people stay for hours to talk, pray and counsel. Discipleship started to develop in home groups too. Discipleship allowed believers to discover spiritual gifts,use them & feel needed. The church will change when discipleship becomes the lifestyle of each member.
3. Discipleship is costly. You can’t build a house or a disciple quickly. Discipleship costs time, money and sometimes your heart. To eat, drink, help solve his problems – does it ever end? But a moment comes when your disciple is able to disciple others. You’re now a “grandpa”! All that effort was worth it!.