Dane Tokushige

I love the church. As a pastor I spend many hours thinking of how we can get more people in the church. Programing, classes, outreaches, meetings and a bunch of other stuff has and many times continue to fill my schedule. As I read scripture however I find that I am not supposed to build the church.

Jesus tells his disciples that He will build His church.

18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

If this is true what is my job?

Jesus gives us OUR job description in Matthew 28:19… 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Our job is NOT to spend all of our time creating activities for Christians. Our job is NOT to create great Sunday programming. Our job is NOT to spend countless hours in meetings creating policy for church leaders. Our job is to make disciples. Our job is to help people who are far from Jesus find and walk with Jesus.

Jesus gave Christians very clear instructions to make disciples. As a Christian who loves and wants to obey Jesus we MUST make disciples. If we have not and are not making disciples we might need to ask ourselves if we are really Christians.