Carefully read Jesus’ Great Commission to “go and make disciples” and you’ll find teaching a part of the process. Consequently, it only makes sense to suggest that Bible teachers view disciplemaking as part of their job description.
How the Great Commission Shapes the Bible Teacher’s Role as a Disciplemaker
Typically a job description includes helpful information about a person’s role. We can break down the Great Commission in ways that depict different aspects of disciplemaking, consequently shaping their role as disciplemakers.
who they answer to or are responsible to
Great Commission: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore …”
Consequently, disciplemaking teachers follow Jesus’ agenda.
how much of an investment they’re expected to make
Great Commission: “go and make disciples”
Consequently, disciplemaking teachers make an investment.
who they are responsible for
Great Commission: “… make disciples of all nations”
Consequently, disciplemaking teachers have inclusive classrooms.
what they’re responsible to accomplish
Great Commission: “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.”
Consequently, disciplemaking teachers have life changing goals.
support they will be given to do their job
Great Commission: “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Consequently, disciplemaking teachers are never alone.
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