“It will take seven years for you to become a solid disciple-maker,” clarified the disciple-maker to his young protégé. The young disciple wanted it to happen faster. Jesus, the model disciple maker, took three years to pour his life into his disciples. This resulted in these men becoming the foundation of the church. And even in that, some did not do well as disciple-makers. From Acts 6:7, we can see that the disciples multiplied. The question to ask is to see where one is as a maker of disciples, a laborer, and a shepherd of people in God’s family. How can one grow in this area? Let’s look at Jesus‘s last words to his disciples.