Dear Fellow Disciples,
Last week I had the great joy and privilege to be one of the volunteer staff with Bethelwoods. As you know, I do love me some camp, so while this was part of my “work” it wasn’t what I would call a sacrifice. While at camp I get to not only share God’s Word, but witness it!
Another joy is being able to lead the staff devotional time in the morning. This summer we focused on what it meant to be disciples of Jesus Christ with the campers, other staff and in the world. At 7:45 a.m. they shared their thoughts, questions, prayers, and testimony.
So, what is discipling? Greg Ogden writes, “It is an intentional relationship in which we walk alongside other disciples in order to encourage, equip and challenge one another in love to grow toward maturity in Christ. This includes equipping the disciple to make disciples who make disciples.” It is okay if you are nodding your head in agreement, tilting your head in thought, or a little choked up because you are hungry for all of the above.
I encourage you to pray on Ogden’s words this week. How are you a disciple? How are you discipling? The Spirit is moving throughout the body of Christ in some wonderful ways and inviting you to be a part of it all.
To God be the glory,