Thursday, October 27, 2011

Consider the DIsciplemaking Genius of Jesus

This triangle is a very general representation of Jesus’ time. Jesus invested a relatively small percentage of his time with the crowds. He invested more time with his disciples. However, Jesus intentionally and strategically invested the overwhelming majority of his time with the Twelve disciplemakers in his DLC. According to The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, “the bulk of Christ’s time was not spent in public ministry (17 times) with vast numbers of people, but in private with his disciples, as recorded approximately 46 times in the Bible.”

Yet, this triangle can be a bit of an oversimplification. Why? Often, Jesus was focused on his disciples while they were in the midst of the crowds. The main point I’m simply trying to make is that Jesus focused lots of time and energy on those in his Disciplemaking Learning Community (DLC).

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