An excerpt from the Simple/House Church Revolution book:
”The clergy-laity distinction removed personal discipleship from the hands of common Christians (Dennis McCallum).”
The greatest joy of the Christian life is being used by God to bring whole-life, spiritual transformation to another. We have removed much of this joy by not understanding that true “disciple-making” is about everyday life and everyday relationships—and that it is for everyone. By making it a program that is part of our churches or a process that people are specially trained to do, we are holding back Christians from stepping into their true destinies and their greatest sense of purpose. By presenting disciple-making as something we “do” to others, as opposed to something that God does (which we can invite people into), we become performance-oriented and manipulative rather than contagious as we naturally influence others toward their own relationship with God.
Disciple-making flows naturally out of the relationships we are building through reaching and loving people.