Missional Axiom: Don’t start services, start making disciples

Church planting methods in the United States have emphasized starting services as the primary focus of starting new churches. Jesus commissions believers to make disciples, not start services.

Planning and preparing for your first worship service won’t make disciples.

Start with Making disciples!

From Six Word Lessons To Discover Missional Living: 100 Lesson to Align Every Believer with the Mission of Jesus by Dave DeVries.

See other Missional Axioms here.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on August 19, 2011, in Church Planting. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reading “Real life Discipleship” right now and LOVING it! It’s about growing up those baby Christians so they can parent other new lives. I like that the book gives such clear ways to see where people are by what they say then match that up with what they need to grow.

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