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A man and a woman studyig the Bible together in a brick hut. There is a little boy playing with the Bible. On the side of the picture there are the words,

Though vital, it is not enough to develop strong relationships. Though life-saving, we cannot be content with just making a few disciples. A disciple is one who holds fast to an ongoing commitment to follow Jesus Christ, and calls others into this commitment also. Churches, full of disciples, are concerned about the sick and the poor—have a passion for social justice; they carry a burden for developing their communities in sustainable, life-giving ways; they know how to give; are bold in their stand for truth; and they, too, are committed to the task of making new disciples. Without this vital last component churches become inwardly focused and fail to carry out Christ’s most critical command. But when churches are filled with disciplers—those passionate about being disciples, and raising up more disciples, the results are exponential growth, and an explosion of expanding faith. We most effectively make disciples when we raise people up to be disciplers.