Leaders Define Culture!
Next stage for us at Ivy is how to multiply through discipleship
People choosing not to serve as a volunteer – but because they want to be with you.
1 Cor 4:14
I became your father
Follow my son Timothy
My way of life agrees with my teaching
In that culture the child did what their father or mother did.
Very few people could operate as truly a father or mother – they had many ‘teachers.’
Wrong q – how do I get more people to help me
Right q – how do I get more people to pattern their lives after Jesus as I do – imperfect though I am.
All sheep looks like a shepherd from behind.
As I follow Christ – look back – who is following me?
How did Jesus make disciples?
He calibrated invitation to be with him
With the challenge to do something
Are we so focused on growing church instead of focusing on growing disciples – then Jesus will grow the church.
None of us are natural disciplers – we are all either higher on challenge or invitation. So we all have an opportunity to grow!
In many church cultures, skills are more valued than character.