Making Disciples

In His book, Disciples are Made, Not Born, Walter Henrichsen encourages Christians to live lives that are not self-focused, and to focus our lives on making disciples for Jesus. With many of us the process of making disciples might seem to be nothing more than simply fitting that activity into what we are already doing on a daily basis. However, in Mali, where believers are few and pastors are even fewer, making disciples takes a lot of intentional effort. I am often encouraged by the great efforts our national partners go to in order to make disciples in remote regions of their country—like in the above photo during the rainy season.

What more can we do to “make” disciples?

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.—Matthew 28:19-20