What do they call a traffic jam in Lagos, Nigeria?
- A “go-slow”.
Believe it or not, this is a good way to understand the method of Jesus…
- Which practically no church leaders practice!
Think about it: Jesus started the greatest, largest, long-lasting movement on the planet.
By any measurement:
- Lives changed.
- Acts of kindness.
- Formative pillars to design governments.
- Millions of lifelong missionaries.
- Billions of books.
- Millions of churches.
So: how did Jesus start all this?
- He didn’t:
- Have a constitution.
- Form a company.
- Build a building.
- Write bylaws.
- Form committees.
- He did:
- Begin a movement.
- How’d He do it?
- He started small and went slow.
- He chose twelve.
- He invited them to follow Him.
- He equipped them for about three years.
- He spent most of His time with the twelve.
- He taught.
- He modeled.
- He guided.
- He corrected.
- He told stories, sometimes called parables.
- He modeled them into Kingdom culture.
- He gave them vision.
- He gave them a mission to equip the world in this way.
- He discipled them to become disciplers.
- He began a movement designed to grow exponentially, by:
- Going slow, staying small, going deep.
Why do most church leaders reflect the need to go big, go fast?
Why do they change the multiplication of discipleship into the addition of church membership?
Why do so many become consumers rather than disciplers: multipliers of the movement?