Let me pose one to you. If a person says that they are a Christian but are not a disciple of Christ, a follower of Him, His apprentice, are they truly a Christian? Christ’s directive to us in Matthew 28:18 – 20 was to make disciples. That is the imperative in the original, not go, make disciples. If that is the charge, should that not be the focus of the community? When is the last time you heard the notion of discipleship discussed or presented in your community? Is it the central organizing principle of your community or something in which to engage after conversion?
Suppose we were to build our communities and our families around Christ’s command to make disciples, would that make a difference in how we function? If so how? If so why are we not doing that?