Disciple Your Brothers and Sisters

The bottom line is love them. Welcome them to the family and include them. We are all a work in progress and were once new Christians trying to find our identity and where we belong. They have always operated by the world system and not God’s Kingdom system. Create a hunger in them! Many people have been hurt in churches by God’s people with good intentions and you may need to overcome that to show them that you are different. Encourage them, lift them up and try to avoid being a voice of condemnation. There will always be someone trying to drag them back to the world system. As they grow in their relationship with Christ God will reveal things to them that they need to address. Encourage them and show them in scripture how to combat those issues and let God use you to help them grow closer to Him. There are practical ways to help people grow in their relationship with Christ.

Connect with them:
Love them in their short comings, allow for mistakes
Have a cup of coffee with them
Be available to answer questions
Put resources in their hands (books, videos, bible studies)
Pray for them and with them
Teach them:
Have a group Bible study
Encourage them to read the bible (give them scriptures, partner in reading through the Bible)
Teach them about prayer and encourage them to pray often to build their faith
Teach them how to study their bible for the depth of the word
Teach them how to talk to others about Jesus
Teach them biblical precepts to know how to “walk the walk”
Help them:
When God shows them areas to change, show them practical, biblical ways to make that change
Help them grow their faith for and through rough patches
Help them connect and be busy in the body of Christ, it gives them purpose and belonging
Remind them often how much God loves them

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