I was toying with a topic the other day when a blog that I follow popped up that had already dealt with the same issue.
Joey Shaw over at strategicnetwork.org (good blog Joey! Go check him out!) posted “5 Common Great Commission Myths.” While I’m not going to reproduce it here (though it is a temptation!), his main points were:
Myth #1: Accidental discipleship — simply “doing life” with others is the way to make disciples: “If they ask me, I’ll tell them.”
Myth #2: Crossing cultures is a step beyond the general mandate, i.e., only select missionaries are called to cross cultures in order to make disciples.
Myth #3: Jesus wants converts.
Myth #4: When I am ready and able, I will start making disciples.
Myth #5: Making disciples is great advice.