Jesus Commands Us to Make Disciples. Part 1


Describing a local church’s outreach program, I once heard it defined this way, “We have a sign out front that tells when our meetings are. They will come in if they want to.”


Meaning, in my opinion,

  1. We are keeping the Great Commission.
  2. We built a church.
  3. We pay the church bills.
  4. We hired a preacher to do all the meetings and represent our church.
  5. If the preacher is good enough, our attendance and membership will grow and everyone will be happy.
  6. If we don’t like the way our hired preacher is helping the church grow, we’ll fire him and get another one.
  7. Good luck, Pastor!!
  8. This is what we want:Church


  9. My Question:  Is this what Jesus wants?


You may comment, if you’d like.

Dallas Stringer sees this happening at Calvary right now

These are some of the things I am seeing at Calvary right now:
1. Prayer warriors and the results of it! I wake up daily with messages of prayer reports from people. I hear reports of people pleading for the sick, the lost, and the burdened. So amazing!

2. People are leading in evangelism as opposed to the pastor having to be the only one. There is a burning desire to share the gospel to all of Pampa and when you couple that with the prayer warriors from above, the result is baptisms every single week.

3. Deacons who are truly deacons. These guys don’t fight or bicker. Nope, they live to serve. Deacons meetings aren’t something I dread to go to, rather it’s a place where ministry reports and prayers are shared. The result? A happy church and a blessed pastor.

These are just a few praises that are happening at Calvary. I’m not sharing this to make others jealous. I’m sharing this to encourage a prayer of revival and renewing. I share this to encourage you to know that the Lord is good and is still cares about us. DON’T GIVE UP ON HIS CHURCH