Monday, February 22, 2016

Discipleship: Reading the Scout Handbook is fine, but don't forget to camp!

Seedbed's timing in running my article on discipleship -- as it relates to a recent camping excursion with my stepson -- goes well with our church's discussion theme this month:
It [discipleship] has to be more than a concept taught by a book. It has to be more than a series of meetings. Discipleship must be lived out and lived together. 
There are, of course, many helpful and proven curricula, book studies, and Bible study guides available for new disciples and their mentors. There are countless retreats, conferences, camps, and camp meetings as well. But, nothing is a substitute for walking alongside a fellow Christian in regular, plain-old daily life. 
While in the tent, I jotted down a few elements often missing from discipleship. ...

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