Top 15 disciple-making principles
Disciple-making can at times be a slippery concept. How do we know if we’re doing it right? How do we stay on track?
There are so many insightful principles out there, but I compiled a list of some of my favorites to help simplify our disciple-making.
These are selected from probably hundreds of talks, books, articles, and other resources. They made my list because they are the ones I end up applying the most often.
- More is caught than taught.
- There is no impact without contact.
- Pray. Think. Love. Serve.
- Do it in front of them. Do it with them. Teach them why. Show them how. Keep them going.
- They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
- Meet them where they are.
- Life is far more important than words. People need a demonstration, not an explanation.
- Disciple-making doesn’t happen by accident, but by repeated intentionality.
- The only thing that makes a disciple is a disciple-maker. Not a book or a conference, but a man or woman.
- Impart your life and impact the world.
- The one being the most transformed is the most transformative.
- If you are too hard on yourself, you will be too hard on others. Accept grace from God so you can give grace to others.
- Wear grace on your face.
- Your disciple’s greatest need is your personal holiness.
- The quality of your disciple-making rises and falls with the quality of your devotional life.
Are any of these principles ones that you already use? Do you have any that you would add?