Sunday, January 08, 2012

Duckling Discipleship

"When you see a family of ducks crossing the road, only the first duckling is following the mother. The rest are following the duckling in front of them.” explains Curtis Sergent, a strategy coordinator for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

“None of us has achieved the full measure of the stature of Christ. Every one is mature enough to be a leader of another duckling. Follow me as I follow Christ.” That’s a lot of responsibility on new believers, but they seem up for it. “Each of us, including a brand new follower, is ready and responsible to lead others to Christ. Everything we receive, we have an obligation to pass on to others.”

(extracted from William Smith, Can Short-Term Teams Foster Church-Planting Movements? Mission Frontiers, January-February 2012, U.S. Center for World Missions)

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