Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
I've been blogging a short series about our inner life, discipleship, community, and ministry, inspired by an article by Henri Nouwen years ago in the Spring 1995 issue of Leadership. Find the most recent blog here.
A short excerpt from the blog that you may find interesting:
It seems to me that in today's church culture, we put everything else in front of solitude.
- Some put discipleship first. They say it all starts here. That we have to teach people how to grow and serve and share their faith.
- Some put evangelism first. Our first priority, they say, is to carry out the mission to make disciples.
- Some put leadership first. Everything begins with leaders who model the abundant life and bring others along, right?
- Some put community first. After all, they say, all of this good stuff happens in the environment of authentic Biblical community. So we have to build small groups.
Jesus said, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." We seek God's Kingdom by being committed to the King.
Pleasr check out the rest of the blog here and I'd love to hear what you think.
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