Over the next few days I will be posting some insights that I have gotten from reading DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples by Jim Putman & Bobby Harrington w/ Robert Coleman.
Check out what Robert Coleman (author of the classic The Master Plan of Evangelism) has to say about making the shift to a discipleship culture:
What would I say to any pastor or church leader who may be beginning the process of shifting his church to a discipleship model? Keep your heart warm and your vision clear. Everything in this world is passing away, so set your affection on things above. Get your eye on the glory of God. Look to the day when the nations have finally heard the gospel, and the redeemed of the Lord are gathered around the throne to praise the Lamb forever. This is eternal reality. Anything that does not contribute to this destiny is an exercise in futility.