We are called to make disciples of all nations, not simply make converts. Discipleship is long, slow, and messy. In short, it’s harder to measure.
Chandler, Matt; Geiger, Eric; Patterson, Josh (2013-11-26). Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church (p. 230). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Dern it! Just when I thought I could be finished with talking about our last Sunday School class, I am sucked into it again.
Neighboring. Boundaries. Safety. So we are nice to our neighbors so they might look up to us and see that we follow Jesus. Maybe they will start coming to our church and actually hear about Jesus and see all the swell things our church does for the neighborhood.
Then, if all goes right, the say the sinner's prayer or get baptized or whatever your church requires. Yay! Another convert!
Verses discipleship. This involves real relationship. Time. Maybe money. Maybe a lot of money. Maybe a lot of time. And maybe even some risk. Could all be for nothing.
Think I'll just stick with making converts. Here's a tract for you!