For those of you who don’t check the 9Marks website, I want to point out an article I wrote on pastoral discipleship that was just published. It’s called “Befriending Timothy.” Read it if you can and let me know what you think.
Here’s a teaser from the article.
“The universe operates according to a cause-and-effect framework. When matter is acted upon, change happens. When a match is struck, fire flares. When food cooks, hungry stomachs grumble. And when a pastor befriends a young man, the kingdom advances.
This last equation might seem simplistic. But God doesn’t need us to conduct mass evangelistic rallies or dream up growth plans with S-curves. He simply calls wise men of God to befriend young men and disciple them for ministry. When God’s shepherds invest in young Christian men by befriending them, the young men will be transformed. When they are transformed, they are hungry to minister to others.”