“Therefore got and make the disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you and I am with you always to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
When I preach to the junior high students, each year I ask them, “Who are you discipling? Who are you reaching out to, teaching and baptizing?” Many of them look back at me with blank stares that say, “Aren’t we too young to do all of that?”
The answer is a big, giant NO.
Nowhere in the above verse does Jesus give any qualifications for being called into ministry. Parents, this applies to you. Teachers, this applies to you. Nurses, children, business people, administrators, nannies, students, veterans – this, living missionally wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, applies to you.
But some of us need a jump start. How do we begin this life of making disciples daily?
Might I suggest the Church-Wide Mission Trip to Baton Rouge? These trips are an opportunity to deepen your relationship with God, your connection to the church, your relationships with your family and last, but not least – deepen your ability and confidence to reach out to others, make disciples, teach and baptize. All believers in Christ are called to this lifestyle of ministry.
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By Kelly Woods, Junior High Pastor