Life-Changing Family Vocation

By Steve Bains, February 11, 2024

A disciple is someone who has not only been rescued by God but joins him in his call to make disciples. How are you involved?

And we are sending along with him the brother who is praised by all the churches for his service to the gospel. What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help. We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. 2 Corinthians 8:18-20

2 Corinthians 8:18-20 reminds us that God honours us by calling us to join Him in the spread of the Gospel:

  • He has given us the ministry of
  • We are called the Gospel’s
  • God makes his Gospel through us to others

This pattern of God involving his disciples in his work has roots not only in the Old Testament, but Jesus called his disciples to imitate him by joining in God’s work of making disciples as the following verses show:

"Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Matthew 4:19

He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:2

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

Beyond the first 12 disciples, God continues to call all disciples to join him in His life-giving mission:

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”Acts 13:2

How do we begin to be on mission with God?

  • Pray: Seek Opportunities to smile, speak, and serve
  • Listen to Learn
  • Build Trust
  • Share

Resources to help us engage in the mission:

Exploring Evangelism Myths Plan on the You Version Bible App

If you have any questions about being a growing disciple on mission with God, please email