Men's Disciplemaking is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). Our purpose is to assist churches in developing healthy ministries to men. We encourage local churches to build effective and intentional methods for creating, capturing and sustaining a ministry to men that is unique to its own situation. To assist churches in building on that framework, we seek best practices and success stories in discipling men from across The Alliance. Our vision is to see churches move men from the community and disciple them into service. The website is based on the "No Man Left Behind" model developed by Man in the Mirror. For more information on the model go to: www.nomanleftbehind.org.
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Step Nine of a Nine Part Series on the Role of Relationships in Building the Kingdom Of God
After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He himself was about to go (Luke 10:1).
Jesus commissioned the seventy (some translations mention 72) with instructions on how they were to proceed as they entered the cities and places where He was going. Two things are important: He sent them out in in pairs and He prepared the way. We can either assume that Jesus eventually visited the towns and villages to which he sent the disciples or that the people of the towns and villages were prepared by His spirit.
Effective disciplemaking produces disciplemakers.
By engaging with others, disciples experience the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through them. With that comes boldness and confidence in carrying out the command to make disciples. Jesus directed that they go out two by two. This for a number of reasons:
As disciples we live and work in the Spirit. It is the Spirit that prompts what to say and when to say it. Not every disciplemaker has the gift of evangelism, but every disciple is called to make disciples.
A disciple is a disciplemaker.
The next step is for the disciple to establish a connection with someone who needs salvation or needs become a productive disciple. Start with acquaintances – step one.
For the complete series, go to Building the Kingdom.
Did you Know?
There are 113,000,000 men in America over the age of 15. 69,000,000 of these men make no profession of faith in Christ.