A read a survey taken with over 5000 ministry leaders sharing their greatest barriers to discipleship. The top two were: knowing where and how to start. and time. I wrote a blog series about how to start and what to do with your time. If those are you're top two, head on over to check those out.
Sometimes the issue is that we believe certain myths about disciplemaking:
Myth #1: Disciplemaking will just happen by itself.
I grew up thinking that if you taught the Bible, then people would automatically know how to share their faith and multiply their faith. Turns out there's a bit more to it. It's not hard, but there is strategy involved.
Myth #2: Effective disciplemaking will come naturally.
Most of us are not just naturally thinking of others next steps of faith they need to take in order to be a disciple maker. It takes intentionality to be effective in discipleship.
Myth #3: Disciplemaking doesn't really require any training.
Maybe you’ve bought into the myth that effective disciplemaking will happen without any training or education. You don't need to have a degree in theology, but there is training needed to be able to focus on what is needed rather than be controlled by circumstances, feelings and the urgent.
Myth #4: I'm not capable.
Have you convinced yourself of the myth that you aren’t capable for some reason - lack of experience, lack of skill, etc.—of making and multiplying disciples?
Discipleship is one of the things that gets me all giddy. I've seen the Lord use regular people to do extraordinary things in people's hearts and lives. And by God's grace, He's equipped me with much training and experience that I want to share with others. So I developed and online course. It's called Discover God's Calling for Your Life.
If you could relate to anything above, check out the course. It may just be what you're looking for.
Laura's desire is to point to Jesus and lead people to be in awe of God. She is married and has six kids, two of whom are adopted. Her and her husband have been in full time ministry since 2002. She serves with Master Plan Ministries as the Director of Women's Ministries and has extensive experience leading Bible studies, discipling women and speaking to groups and is the Founder of the internationally popular blog MissionalWomen.com that helps women live on mission for the glory of God. She has written seven books/Bible studies, designed 2 popular ministry tools and has made journals for quiet times for many books of the Bible. You can find her on facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube, and Instagram.