Spiritual addition is and always will be very important. Primarily, this is what we have strived for and have accomplished, great things in this model of ministry.
We have seen and still see, spiritual addition in the local church through evangelism programs and larger city-wide crusade evangelism emphasis and special events for the winning of the lost.
There is also another very important model of ministry and that is spiritual multiplication.
It is the emphasizing of one-to-one evangelism and one-to-one discipleship.
Some are called by God to go to places where no one has heard about Jesus. Others are called to live at home and work at a job in order to reach their neighbors and the people with whom they work.
Our personal ministry to others is of first importance. Our jobs could be a means to provide the opportunities for ministry.
Elton Trueblood once noted that, “Work which has no other incentive than the pay check is closer to slavery than it is to freedom.”
You must begin where you are and make disciples who will make disciples who will in turn make disciples and so on.
If you were married and had 3 children and they each had 3 children and they each had 3 children and they each had 3 children, how many great-great-grandchildren would you have?
3 x 3 = 9 grandchildren
9 x 3 = 27 great-grandchildren
27 x 3 = 81 great-great-grandchildren
Total 121 descendants to this point
We must continue to be a disciple (A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ) and to reproduce ourselves as we help others become disciples.
I shared these thoughts with pastors in Nicaragua early in 2017. It really resonated with them as I shared how spiritual multiplication is what God left us here to do. Matthew 28:18-20
These dear pastors do not have the resources we have in the USA, therefore they can sometimes feel inadequate to reach the world for Christ. But, when they saw this simple and Biblical way to reach their people for Christ, a way to teach their people how to be a disciple who make disciples. When they realized all they needed was a little book to guide them along with their Bibles, they were noticeably relieved and excited to get started. It’s really simple. Each one reach one and continuing on until one day you are absent from your body and present with the Lord and hear these words, “Well done good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21
If you would like to know more about how you can start this process of spiritual multiplication as your personal ministry, simply call or write to us with the contact information on this web site.
* Portions of this blog post originated from www.dynamicchurches.org