Discipleship Tools for the Harvest
Do you have the right discipleship tools for the harvest?
It is very evident by the number of prophets who are in harmony and agreement that God is about to pour out His Spirit like we have never seen before. Many prophets have indicated that it is the Third Great Awakening. The one thing that they all agree upon is that it’s going to BIG.
With this in mind, it is vitally important that you equip the saints with the right discipleship tools for the harvest.
The Demographics of the People
The people are going to be diverse, they will be from all cultural backgrounds, all age groups and the majority will have had no church background.
They will have dabbled in all sorts of demonic activities, witchcraft, sexual activities, their moral compass will be far removed from the morals God meant His creation to live by.
Many will come from broken marriages. Many will be extremely broken and emotionally damaged.
They will be very demonised by the sins they have committed and will bring a lot of baggage into their conversion from the Kingdom of Darkness to the Kingdom of Light.
Mature Christians know the joy and the Blessings that come from living and loving the pleasures of life when we live it according to God’s design.
But those about to or are being swept into God’s kingdom will have no idea other than they have had a powerful encounter with God and want to change their lifestyle.
This is why it will be vitally important to have the right discipleship tools for the harvest.
Old Wineskins and Tools for the Harvest
Old tools for the harvest that we have used in the past won’t work.
My wife Karen, and I, are forerunners to the coming harvest, and we experienced the poor discipleship materials that have been used.
The old classroom style and one-way dialogue won’t work, our current culture is well informed and uses a different approach to learning.
If you present a topic, you must allow them the ability to check it out for themselves and then have an open dialogue that allows interaction and discussion.
Take the Gospel and Make It Simple
When we wrote the Growing Deep and Strong® series, we knew this was going to be the group that you would be discipling.
With this in mind, I realised that I needed to take them on a discipleship path that would make sense to them.
In other words, I wanted to take the Gospel and make it simple to understand.
I wanted to make sure that it was interactive, so that when you presented a topic, they could check it for themselves and then discuss what they learnt with you.
It’s important to realise that these new Christians are spiritual babies and like human babies you cannot expect them to act like adults.
You should hold them by the hand and take them on a journey of learning as you do children.
As they grow into teenagers the level of learning increases and they are taught to take responsibility for their actions.
Carl is a follower of Jesus Christ; Founder and Author of the Christian Discipleship and Leadership program called the Growing Deep and Strong® Series. He is also the Founder and Director of Find Your Destiny™.
His mandate is to be a catalyst and facilitator in developing people who will become leaders and disciplers of others and to create an environment that creates leaders that transform nations.