And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The Great Commission propels the church to make disciples with movement. So how can a local church mobilize members to be obedient to Jesus while adhering to a biblical vision of discipleship?
I call this: The Membership Movement.
The Membership Movement prioritizes steps for biblical discipleship. As church members gather and give, the church makes disciples through four strategic biblical movements.
"not neglecting to meet together,
as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
Hebrews 10:25 (ESV)
"And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach and have authority to cast out demons."
Mark 3:14–15 (ESV)
"to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,"
Ephesians 4:12 (ESV)
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 (ESV)