The call to discipleship is a call to leadership.
And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”
We are first called to follow him. But as the gospel finds us and works in us, we will begin to spread it to other people. We become the fishers of men. We are ambassadors for Christ, and God makes his appeal through us (2 Corinthians 5:20).
As the church, we are called not only to personally evangelize but also to equip those we are discipling to evangelize (2 Timothy 2:2).
The centerpiece and the aim of our leadership development is evangelism. Our purpose is to help people see God’s purpose.