As leaders we identify young people in our children’s and youth ministry and we want to invest in them.
When we catch up with them we call it discipleship (and it is!).
The trouble is, that in some people’s eyes that person is a disciple and they are a Christian.
They see a disciple as, someone who is really committed to making disciples or as a person who might go to Bible college and become a minister or missionary.
The problem is that suggests that there are two levels of Christians.
There are Christians and there are disciples.
Christians are your average person who trust in Jesus’ death and resurrection and the disciple is a super charged version.
We need to be reinforcing to our people if you are a Christian, you are a disciple and a disciple maker.