After journeying through the gospels to see how Jesus made disciples during His earthly ministry, I saw the following:
Invitation—–>Declaration——->Demonstration——–>Multiplication———>Imitation (thanks to Pastor Scott for this one)
I’ll spend the next few posts explaining each of these. The little bootleg diagram in no way suggests that Jesus was all about the linear process of disciple making. In fact, several of these often occurred simultaneously during a given event or story from the gospels. I do believe, however, that these aspects of Jesus’s earthly ministry are worth taking a closer look at if for no other reason than to learn from our Savior and Lord what authentic ministry is all about.