For a church’s ministry to be robust and reach its full potential, the transition from spiritual addition to spiritual multiplication must take place. Multiplication is the powerful spiritual principle by which the church was called to carry out the Great Commission.“Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” (Mark 4:8) However, for this first-century methodology to experience church-wide acceptance, our current generation of Christians must be helped to comprehend its importance. The world’s spiritual harvest fields can only be reaped through our participation in personal disciple-making. When the Lord’s highly committed church members faithfully apply this ministry pattern, over time, any city, state, or nation can be evangelized.
The first-century church’s example of disciple-making was so natural, transferable, and achievable that any congregation can experience it! This dynamic process simply requires an understanding of verses like 2 Timothy 2:2, plus the resolute decision to equip enough disciple-makers to individually equip every new church member to grow, share their faith, and multiply spiritually
The church of today will remain the ‘sleeping giant’ in society until it learns the essence of personal disciple making, and spiritual multiplication. If you aren’t living it, you can’t lead it. Because of this our churches remain on the sidelines of societal impact and transformational change. Rev Dr Tim Beadle