Do you want to build something that keeps bearing fruit long after you’re gone? Discipleship is the process of pouring ourselves into the lives of others, of modeling wisdom, humility and a walk with God. It’s what we’re commanded to do, and it’s at the heart of our relationship with God.
Encourage your team to participate in things that are close to the heart of Jesus. They'll learn by doing and experience Him in fresh ways. Let’s say you feel God leading you to support of a local abused children’s shelter through your business. If you take a few team member volunteers along as you serve the kids and people running the shelter, the team members will feel good about helping and some will catch a vision that may exceed yours. Acts of love and kindness are contagious.
It’s exciting to develop people who want to live the abundant life and get in on the adventure of building a God-honoring company. The challenges can be big—the rewards are even bigger! We have our marching orders:
“The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2).
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age'” (Matthew 28:18-20).
As you consider developing people with a Kingdom purpose, who comes to mind? What’s one thing you could do to help them in their journey?