Monday, July 27, 2015

Discipleship Formation
Jesus tells us to make disciples of all nations.   A disciple follows and does what Jesus does.   A disciple also helps to create other disciples.   We can readily list the “problems” of the church usually reflected in the “not enoughs.”  We don’t have enough people, money or whatever.   The answer is a faith issue.  Are we willing to be disciples?  Are we willing to help create new disciples?  Can we think about always growing, learning helping to make a difference in this world?
We have our five principles for MLC.  We have a mission statement.  How do we grow people?   I recognize that the Holy Spirit has a place in all of this.   People are at different levels of their faith and their commitment to their Lord and their church.   I want to develop a plan for Maricopa Lutheran.   Some have used classes on healthy faith practices.  That certainly could be done.   I think mentoring is part of the process.  Jesus spent 3 years with his disciples.   If we were to have a plan for Maricopa Lutheran Church what would that plan look like?   What should be included?    

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