Then how will this happen with the present church community around the world? In some places, the believers in local churches are all taking responsibility to complete that mission. In other places, believers have come to depend on the professional pastor and their staff to work on the mission. According to discipleship.org, Less than 5% of churches are disciple-making churches (defined as those who make disciples effectively using Jesus’ methods). Unless every believer matures in their walk with God (Colossians 1:28-29) and takes responsibility for this mission, it does not seem that this mission will be completed.
Fulfilling the Great Commission, MAKING DISCIPLES is the “WHY” behind Coach the Bible. Recently in the Navigators Church Ministry and many other ministries across the US and around the world, there is a growing movement to mobilize each believer in the local church to grow up and become disciple-makers.
The obstacle is that the step to accomplish that is often too big of a jump. To assist church leaders in this goal the Navigators Church Ministries have produced resources of disciple-making such as the Growing Intentional Disciplemaking Cultures (GiDC) process.