The 500th Anniversary of the New Testament in the Language of the People 1522 – 2022
The Digital Disciples Series
DELEGATING – Step 9
Building a Strong Team
Who do you have on your team?
2 Timothy 2:2 “‘And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.’”
Paul reminds Timothy that he cannot do all the work of ministry on his own. He needs to build up disciples to delegate the work of disciple-making as this is a team effort. This is why Martin Luther teaches that all believers are “priests” who forgive sins, proclaim the truth of God’s Word, and share the love and grace of Jesus.
Luther understood the importance of building an enthusiastic team to share God’s Word. He translated the Bible into the language of the people, involved people in singing hymns and prayer during worship, provided a Catechism for parents to use with their children on the basics of faith, and made theology a requirement of both public and college education.
The call to make disciples is the call of God’s church. We are to engage people with truth and help people gain a better understanding of who God is and what He has done for them. The work of discipleship begins in the home and continues in the church.