The fourth of seven practices that the LK10 Community is committed to is obedience to Jesus’ command in Lk 10:2 to “beseech the Lord of the harvest to send forth workers”. Jim and Cathy Mellon (as well as many others) have been praying this prayer for the Killeen area of Texas. See http://storiesfromtherevolution.blogspot.com/2010/09/102b-virus-1.html
Roger Bullard is involved with planting churches and making disciples in eastern Europe. We were recently emailing about CO2s and I shared with him why a “church of two” is the best context I’ve ever found for making disciples.
Here’s the first reason… a CO2 is daily (or as close to daily as possible).
This may seem insignificant but it’s actually extremely important and generally overlooked today. Most approaches to making disciples focus on meeting together weekly. However, there is a depth that develops when you walk together on a daily basis. You get below the surface to the deep places where God wants to work in our lives.
Here’s what we learn from Scripture about the daily nature of making disciples…
1. It’s the way Jesus did it. Jesus was with his disciples every day for three years. If we are going to do it the way the Master did it, we have to think “daily”.
2. It’s the way the early church did it. “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts and they broke bread in their homes…” Acts 2:46.
3. It’s what we are commanded to do. “Encourage one another daily…” Heb. 3:13.
What have you discovered about the value of connecting daily?