Equipping Disciples

While about equipping missionaries for the Global South, this article is worth reading by those making disciples in the Global North as well. It is a wake-up call to the syncretistic impact of modernism upon evangelicalism –
1. Worship is equated with meetings – rather than living for God.
2. Preaching is equated with teaching – rather than discipleship through mentoring.
3. Orthodoxy is right doctrine – rather than transformed lives (orthopraxy).
4. Buildings for Christians are symbols of ‘success’ – rather than signs of disconnect from the impoverished.
5. Education is substituted for character development and competence in disciple-making.
6. The gospel is primarily equated to personal salvation.
Check out Equipping the People of God for the Mission of God.