November 18, 2015

By Eddie Pipkin

Don’t you love going to Ikea?  They have it all.  You tour the showroom, plop on the furniture, hold things in your hands, see a completed vision for what a room is supposed to look like, then follow the maps to pick up everything you need and take it all home for a session of stylish and economical DIY triumph, made possible by those infamous easy-to-follow pictographs.

Developing a successful framework for discipleship is certainly more complicated than that (and begins with a foundational understanding that we don’t actually make disciples anyway—God does).  But we are called as leaders to provide the framework, opportunities, and the educational resources to support what God is doing, and there is much we as the church