Walking with Jesus in the
School of Discipleship
Simple tools for making disciples for Jesus Christ
Churches fail to thrive when the priority of the Great Commission
is not present or is not central.
Note the fivefold purpose of the Elim Church of El Salvador memorized by
1. I have a purpose.
2. My purpose is winning souls.
3. I fulfill my purpose best in a group.
4. I will never be satisfied until I fulfill my purpose.
5. I have no promise of tomorrow.
Thriving churches do not believe in limits to growth, but rather believe, as
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore
the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2) The
harvest is ready; what is lacking are the laborers willing and ready to labor.
Members of the Elim Church who are experiencing dissatisfaction in their
church life are referred to line #2 and #4: I will never be satisfied until I fulfill my
purpose. Neither will we in America.
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