The final words of Jesus recorded by Matthew are found in chapter 28, verses 18-20. Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
What does it mean to “make disciples”? To establish consistent church-goers? To encourage regular givers? To train competent meeting planners? To educate diligent Bible studiers? Not at all!
God’s Word tells us “making disciples” is winning people to Christ, teaching them the Word of God, encouraging them to grow in their love for Him, and be obedient to His commands. Discipleship is the key to our personal growth in our walk with the Lord and takes place in the context of our relationships with one another.
Here we seek to see lives radically transformed by the love of God and devoted believers maturing in their walk with Christ.