As we reach people from the harvest, we don’t shut them up in a barn. We send them right back into the harvest to glean more. That’s what Jesus meant when he told his disciples they would become fishers of men. Disciples are called to make more disciples: we take from the harvest so as to invest back in the harvest.
We need to realize that in a missional multiplication movement, the future leaders of that movement are not yet Christians. We need to find the future leadership of the movement within the harvest. As you pray for workers, recognize that of of those workers are still in the harvest fields. By integrating evangelism and discipleship together, we can see a whole movement begin to emerge.
“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” — Matthew 9:36-38