Thursday, August 29, 2013

3-2-1: Prayer-Care-Share

Am I Making Disciples?

This is a hard thing to measure. We can count offerings and attendance. But how do you count disciple-makers or spiritual growth?

One of the things we've been working on at Grace is how do we measure our success in the areas of spiritual growth that are so hard to measure. We still have a lot of work to do. But I have one scorecard that will help us get started.

3-2-1: Prayer-Care-Share*

I've shared parts of this many times. Here is a "Target" on the wall for us to consider to help us measure how we're doing. 

3: Prayer. Pray for 3 people that are far from God but close to me. Be specific.

2: Care. Serve in 2 places each week. (Ex. 1 - Inside the church; 2 - Outside the church)

1: Share. Share 1 priority. Follow me as I follow Jesus. It's our mission, after all. It's the essence of disciple-making.

I encourage you to think of yourself as a lighthouse in your school, your neighborhood and your job. Shine there by praying for 3 people, caring in 2 places and sharing 1 priority each week. Make this part of your weekly rhythm. Let it be an overflow of who you are in Christ. 

Imagine the light of Christ that will be evident in our communities if we all do this...


*Note: The Prayer-Care-Share strategy comes from the LighthouseMovement.com and the 3-2-1 comes from the teachings of Neal McGlohon of the Cypress Project & Cypress Network.