A Multiplying Ministry

A key element in the apostle Paul’s ministry strategy was to reproduce himself in others. Perhaps this strategy is most clearly seen in 2 Timothy 2:2 where Paul writes, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” This process started with Paul investing himself in Timothy, but it … Continue reading A Multiplying Ministry

Training up the Next Generation of Christ-Followers

In my estimation, evangelical churches today are failing when it comes to training up the next generation of men and women. We are not mentoring and discipling younger Christians the way we should be. Discipleship happens in a number of different ways and contexts, but an important component of that is in person-to-person relationships. While giving some instructions to his young apprentice Titus, Paul makes … Continue reading Training up the Next Generation of Christ-Followers

The Difference Between Mentoring and Discipleship

“What’s the difference between mentoring and discipleship?  They are closely related, but not exactly the same.  Both involve instruction based on a relationship.  But discipleship involves a call, a direct invitation from the teacher that borders on a command.  Jesus told the fishermen Peter and Andrew, “Come, follow me,” and “at once they left their nets and followed him” (Matthew 4:19-20).  Then he ran into … Continue reading The Difference Between Mentoring and Discipleship