Yesterday, we heard from Brian Williamson. The book he’s been using in his ministry is called Building a Discipling Culture. One of the really helpful things in this book is the quadrant it provides for exploring the invitation-challenge model. In the context of highly supportive and highly challenging ministry, disciples are empowered. In light of the matrix below, what kind of discipling environment are you shaping?
HIGH INVITATION + HIGH CHALLENGE = EMPOWERED/DISCIPLING
HIGH INVITATION + LOW CHALLENGE = COZY/CONSUMER
LOW INVITATION + HIGH CHALLENGE = STRESSED/DISCOURAGED
LOW INVITATION + LOW CHALLENGE = BORING/APATHETIC