Die belangrike punt wat Sternke maak is die hele kwessie van dissipelskap. Eksponensiële groei is die gevolg van dissipelskap waar dissipels dissipels maak wat dissipels maak. Dissipelskap is die lantermyn opsie. Volgelinge is die opsie waarmee ons vinnig resultate kry.
Hy stel die vraag so:
When you think about it, making disciples of Jesus could be like this. If I make, say, 8 disciples, and they all make 6 disciples each, and all of those people make 4 disciples each, you end up with 248 disciples of Jesus by the third generation. The exponential equation only gets more incredible after that. And all I have to do in the first generation is make 8 disciples. So why do we find it hard to invest our energy in making disciples who can make disciples?
@DeTheos lewer die volgende kommentaar op Ben Sternke se inskrywing wat op ‘n manier die teenpool van dissipelskap stel:
“If we are committed to “adding” followers (linear growth) that usually means divvying up access to our senior leaders, so everyone can have a piece of the expert disciples. And in that way people will live their spiritual lives vicariously through their leaders. When their slice of that leader gets too small for their liking they just may move on to a new church, not knowing that all the while much of their allegiance meant for their true King was misplaced at the feet of the leader/pastor. We’re fickle people who tend to submit our suggestions to our leaders more than we submit our lives to our Savior King.”
Ek weet nie of die kerk gereed is vir ‘n langtermyn fokus op eksponensiële groei deur dissipelskap nie.
Wat dink jy?