Don’t overlook the “engine” of mission

According to Christian author and teacher Mike Breen, “The reason the missional movement may fail is because most people/communities in the Western church are pretty bad at making disciples.”

car-engineAccording to Breen, while it’s laudable to have a passion for mission (and thus to be “missional” in outlook), it’s a mistake to overlook the “engine of mission,” which is discipleship—making disciples in accordance with Jesus’ command (Matthew 28:18-20) and the example set by Jesus’ apostles and their companions as they followed the Holy Spirit throughout the Roman Empire, multiplying disciples of Jesus as they went.

  • To read more from Breen on this important topic, click here.
  • For resources that help churches participate with Jesus in his disciplemaking ministry, click here.