For too many amongst us, being Christian is about going to church for a weekend service. And once that is done – we feel that most of our obligations as a Christian are met. To add to that, maybe serve a little in a ministry and attend bible study in a cell group.
I am an advocate of going to church for the weekend service, have always been. But I think we need to be careful here too because merely going to a weekend church service does not necessarily make a quality disciple out of you and me. A lot more goes into disciple-making and being part of a cell group is a great starting point. But it shouldn’t stop there.
There are lots of people who have attended CGs regularly for many years whose lives are not quite changed towards Christ-likeness. That’s because one can still “hide” in a small group and remain quite disconnected. What we need for effective disciple-making to take place is one-to-one mentoring. But who’s got time for that?
Well, the Lord is giving us time for that right now since church services are suspended and we are not allowed to meet in groups of more than 10 people. The question is, will we re-align and recalibrate our ministry so that we restore the cutting edge of disciple-making or are we going to let this moment go to waste?