I’ve been really struggling with blogging the last few weeks as you who follow this blog can attest. I’ve been kind of dry on the creative side and things have been really busy. So, just to get my fingers on the keyboard I want to talk briefly about “the process.”
Every pastor I know wants to grow the church. Now they may say spiritually, but many are really just interested in numbers. That’s how they measure success. Church people think the same way. I got a call yesterday from a person that I met a few years ago. He just called out of the blue and asked if our church was growing. Let me be clear, I want many people to come to Christ. I want heaven full. But, Jesus commanded us to make disciples. The discipleship process is what’s important.
I recently read, Nick Saban’s book, How good do you want to be?. One of the things he said was to not look at the scoreboard, but concentrate on what you were supposed to do. If you think about that it makes sense. If we do what we’re supposed to do the numbers will take care of themselves.
So let’s be busy about the process of making disciples. It starts with you becoming a disciple and then helping others come to faith in Christ and grow in that faith. Let’s focus on our part, being and making disciples, and let God take care of His part, the scoreboard.