What Will They Do without Me?
How to raise up disciples who will flourish, with or without you
- Published in the May | June 2005 issue
- Written by Christy Tennant
As I’ve prepared for a two&nd;month international trip this summer, I’ve been conscious of the potential impact of my absence on the five women I disciple. We’ve been meeting weekly for more than a year. I’ve tried to be one of their strongest cheerleaders as they struggle and grow. Knowing that Jesus is their perfect shepherd, encourager, and intercessor certainly gives me peace about leaving them for a season. However, I am now more aware than before that part of my role as a discipler is to equip people to flourish spiritually with or without me. With this in mind, I’ve made the following principles an integral part of my ministry. Encourage them to talk to God. Disciplers can fall into the trap of making themselves the sole source of answers for a disciple’s questions. While dialogue is vital to discipling, we
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