If the church does not disciple the nation, the nation will disciple the church. The church has largely abandoned Jesus’ great commission to disciple nations. Yes, we have done lots of missionary activities, virtually everywhere around the world. But the mandate is not simply to take the gospel of Christ
“Please explain in one or two sentences what the DNA does.” I was recently asked that excellent question. It reminded me of the notion of an “elevator speech,” a statement that communicates what you do in the time it takes to ride an elevator from the top to the bottom
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “discipleship” It’s time to recover discipleship. Jesus told his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth … you are the light of the world.” So how much salt does it take to change an unsavory culture? How much light do
What part does discipleship play in the Great Commission? What should be the goal of the church? What is Jesus’ priority in terms of the church’s task? Many evangelicals would answer using the word “evangelism.” That was clearly Jesus’ passion, after all. But DNA co-founder, Dr. Bob Moffitt, suggests this
Transformation is God’s ultimate aim in creation. Yes, that includes people from every nation coming to a saving faith in Christ. It requires new churches being planted. Hungry people fed. These are all important, but they are not God’s ultimate aim. They should be viewed as essential “parts,” not ends.
Ken Myers, who writes at Mars Hill Audio, is a leading voice calling the church to truly be the church, living and serving the nation so that its very culture is transformed. We have quoted Ken before. Ken recently posted a penetrating three-minute monologue about the nature of true discipleship.
In my teaching over the years I have often said “If the church is not discipling the nation, the nation will disciple the church.” Back in March, the Disciple Nations Alliance forum was held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Among the presentations was one by our friend and co-worker of almost
We don’t all measure the Great Commission the same way … and the differences aren’t trivial. I’m a big fan of John Piper and have been helped tremendously by his teaching. However, he recently wrote a paper, How Much is Left to Do in Great Commission, which reflects a very narrow understanding
In a post last January we mentioned a friend in India who is using art to disciple his nation. We are happy to bring you this update. Discipling Nations. In the last few months we have had surprising opportunities to share our paintings on Tuberculosis with Members of Parliament, both from
I received the following paper from a friend and mission leader with many years of experience. As I read I was challenged, not over whether to measure, but what we measure, and why. As the leader of Harvest, a global mission supported by prayer and financial partners, I have made