Reaching people far from God appears to be the easy part in planting a church…just hang out where people that don’t go to church hang out. However, discipleship seems to be the “Holy Grail” of church structure. I can’t say that we’ve discovered the path to discipleship perfection…but I can say that Compass Point has hit on a structure and strategy that is working for us. For the first time in four years we are seeing our disciple-making efforts take root, help us further our vision to reach people far from God and reproduce leaders. It has not come at an easy cost or without much work. The first step for us was to make MANY changes in the way we looked at…and did…discipleship. In some aspects it looks more like 1940s and ’50s Southern Baptist Sunday School…than modern-day…assimilation-at-all-costs structures. Over the next several posts I will try to spell out what we’ve done…what has begun to click for us…and what the results have been. Keep in mind three things:
1. This is what is working for us…it may not be a strategy to replicate.
2. Feel free to comment…but I don’t give a rip if you disagree with us….I won’t be debating.
3. I could care less what the “experts” or books say about small groups. We’ve read them…been to the conferences…and they’ve ALL been wrong for us.