Discipleship For Spiritual Wellness: Learn To Choose The Right People

March 23, 2022

Choosing the right person to preach and disciple (apostle) is critical. It is essential the person selected believes in God, his holiness, love, and power. Learning about the supreme power and following his path becomes challenging in the absence of faith.

That’s the reason why questions such as “Who should I disciple?” “Who should I invest my time and efforts in?” and “How will I teach the learnings of Christ?” occupies the minds of ministries. 

Bear in mind that it is not possible to make everyone an apostle. As a matter of fact, Jesus himself chose only 12 apostles and assigned them the mission of preaching and spiritual healing. As Luke 6:12 states, “And when the day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named apostles.”

Therefore, you must also carefully select the person for discipleship. Here’s how: 

Observe The Potential Disciples
Search and learn about the people who know about Jesus and trust him. Determine how those people get to learn about Christ and become his faithful. Check whether or not they have the courage to discover more and grow along with it. Their social and emotional availability is also extremely important for the same. All these characteristics will help you shortlist the potential people. 

Nevertheless, know that your knowledge and teaching skills are equally important to create disciples. Luckily, you can participate in a Disciple making program to enhance your knowledge and spiritual formation. It will also help you improve your mindset and create an effective strategy. 

Cast A Vision
Once you are trained and have the list of potential people, sit down with them and cast a vision toward biblical discipleship. Explain to them the path of the spiritual journey, communication, faith, and leadership. Invite them to become a part of this journey and work to create a trustworthy community. 

Note: Make sure you understand what you are inviting people to do. Every person needs to be on the same page to make the right and feasible choices and not merely due to a magical vision. 

Create A Mutual Commitment For Spiritual Development
If the people are interested in creating a vision, the next step is to explain how to accomplish the said vision. You can begin with small steps that help boost spiritual development. For instance, you can ask them to come to bible study on weekends. Make sure it is a commitment and not a request that fits a potential disciple’s schedule. 

Similarly, if they are making efforts to mature spiritually and become better leaders, you must also reciprocate the efforts. The commitment to spiritual development needs to be mutual. Just as Luke 14:25-35 states, Jesus encourages the believers to calculate and understand the cost before committing.

A Word From Verywell- Observe, Preach, And Believe

As Second Timothy 2:2 describes it, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to trustworthy people, who will also be able to teach others.” Your ministry must learn and then work to create a community that helps others be spiritually well and connect with God.

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