ARE YOU A DISCIPLE MAKER?
18 And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'” (Matthew 28:18–20 ESV)
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem (locally) and in all Judea (regionally) and Samaria (across ethnic and cultural barriers), and to the ends of the earth (globally) .” (Acts 1:8 ESV)
There is a popular saying that you cannot call yourself a disciple until you have made a disciple.
As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, who are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, our calling is clear from these popular passages above from Matthew and Acts. Our mission is to pour into others as Jesus poured into His disciples. To intentionally invest by living out the gospel in our own lives, sharing the gospel relationally and through discernment with others, and continue investing in each other as we grow into the image of our Savior.
At Northstar, we are trying to be intentional in our disciple making strategies. Whether it be through our small groups, D28 groups, missional communities, and more our desire is to help equip believers for the work of ministry as they faithfully live out the mission given to us by Jesus.