Who are Disciple-Makers?
The Lord Jesus’ followers who understood His instruction, “…feed my lambs…” spoken to Peter, became Christian disciple-makers. Expressed another way, those who personally adopted and cared for growing new believers became 1st century disciple-makers. This ministry was personal in nature, and is how lambs have always been individually fed.
Our Lord instructed us to equip disciples in all the nations where we live. This instruction took place after His resurrection and just before His ascension. At that time He said, “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.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
As 21st century followers of the Lord Jesus, we are exactly the same as His disciples in the 1st century. We are equally called to be disciple-makers – those who personally feed His lambs as a demonstration of our love for Him. This is not a ministry that can be accomplished through preaching. Lambs still require personal care.
We trust that these brief words have been helpful to you in answering the question, “Who are Disciple-Makers?” Furthermore, we stand ready to assist you and your church in your next steps of obedience to Our Lord’s Great Commission to “… [as you go], make disciples…”