I heard a sermon recently by Pastor Tim Dilena, Assistant Pastor at the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church.
In his sermon, Pastor Tim said everyone should have a Paul, a Timothy, and a Barnabas in their life.
In other words, that means every Christian should have a spiritual mentor, someone that they’re spiritually mentoring, as well as an encourager in their life.
Today I want to focus on the someone that you’re mentoring part.
Is there somebody that you’re spiritually mentoring or discipling? Or are there a group of people that you’re instructing in the ways of God?
The problem is that many Christians are being taught, but they are not teaching others.
When it comes to the things of God, many of us are like a sponge who are soaked in water, taking in as much as we can. However, we rarely pour out into other people’s lives.
But that’s exactly the Jesus style of discipleship.
If multiplication is to happen, then we all need to be discipled, and we need to be discipling others.
Are You Missing Out on Using God’s Multiplication Tool?
So if you’re not actively discipling someone, then you’re missing out. God wants to bless you, and for you to be a blessing.
Discipling others is a great way to bear fruit in your ministry.
When you cross that finish line when you get to heaven, you want to hear those words from the Lord, “Well done good and faithful servant!”
But one obstacle that might be getting in your way is time. You might not have time in your schedule to actively disciple someone because of a busy schedule.
Another problem is that you might feel inadequate. You might be thinking, “Who am I to be discipling anyone? I don’t think I have very much to offer.”
Or you might even be thinking, “I have my own problems to solve let alone me getting involved in somebody else’s life. “
But these objections are just getting in the way of you accomplishing God’s purpose for your life.
I want to share with you a fantastic way in which you can engage in discipleship without ever leaving your home.
Using Social Media for Discipleship
I believe that social networking is an amazing tool that most Christians should be using to fulfill the Great Commission.
One of the best social networking sites for this is Twitter. The great thing about Twitter is that it’s like a big ballroom in which you can meet anyone from all over the world.
It’s easy to have conversations, and most people are extremely friendly.
That’s why I’m announcing today that I have the privilege of teaching a workshop.
The name of the workshop is, “The Top 5 Ways to use Twitter for Ministry.”
The workshop will be held at the Christian Ministries Training Association (CMTA) conference on May 1, 2015. The workshop will be at 11 AM in the Pasadena Convention Center in Southern California.
If you’re in the area, then I’d love for you to join me in the workshop. I’d be honored to meet you in person.
You also may want to prayerfully consider traveling to attend this convention, as it has many great resources for ministry.
Please click on this link for more information about the CMTA conference.
Share Your Faith in 30 Seconds
The second announcement that I’d like to make today is that I won’t be blogging or making any videos for the next three weeks.
That’s because I’ll be concentrating much of my time on making a resource for you that will help you share your faith in 30 seconds.
So make sure you are subscribed so you don’t miss out when I release the resource.
Hope you have a blessed rest of your week, bye for now.