I ran across this statement somewhere in my Twitter wanderings. I don’t know who to credit, but I have to pass it on:
Churches don’t make disciples. Disciples make churches.
This hit me. I have often toyed with the idea of planting a church, and Kay has always insisted that this was a bad idea. My attempt at starting a Jesus Dojo came off all wrong, because I tried to gather people and say, “We’re going on this mission.” It was awkward because I was setting a direction before anybody knew who the other people were or what was going on.
I think I finally get it. Kay liked this quote. We love making disciples! But we hate discipleship programs.