“If you love me, obey my commandments." -Jesus, John 14:15 NLT
1. Repent, believe and receive Holy Spirit
2. Be baptized
3. Love God and neighbor
4. Celebrate the Lords Supper
7. Disciple others
So while Patterson says these are useful for training leaders, I would suggest that they are essential for anyone following Christ. Jesus teaches these and, therefore, if we follow Jesus we obey these as well. Once again, making disciples is making leaders. Maybe said another way, leaders are disciples who make disciples.