Yesterday, I preached on discipleship from Luke 5:1-11.
For the most part, we have been more conversion-driven than disciple-driven. Youth ministers can come home from church camps and retreats and they can tell you exactly how many kids were baptized. Preachers can preach revivals and they can tell you exactly how many people came to the Lord.
I celebrate with them, but here is what I want to know--how many of those kids/people are making steps to deepen their faith 3 weeks after the camp/revival? How many mentors have risen up to walk with these new converts on this journey of faith?
We get people wet and then what...indoctrinate them?
I'm convinced that Jesus calls us to pour even more time and energy into people after baptism than we do before baptism.
What do we need to do in order to become people who are in the business of making disciples?