Disciple-making and women in the churchN.C. BAPTIST PODCAST
This podcast was recorded at the Disciple-Making Conference breakout session training and focuses on women as disciple-makers. Many women often use their gifts to serve their churches in ministries such as hospitality, music or teaching children. Every church needs women who love to serve like this, yet one of the most important ways to serve is by disciple-making. The only prerequisites are obedience to Christ, a heart of love and being Spirit-filled. No seminary training is required. Mary Wallace Wilson discusses biblical disciple-making and helping women create a thriving, intentional culture of sharing Christ with other women.
Here is an excerpt from this podcast:
What does your church do to encourage making disciples? So we hone that in to you, and where are you in making disciples? Where do women in your church like to serve? If I were to walk into your church any day of the week, where would women be and what would they be doing? In the nursery, in the kitchen, with children in Sunday School, music. I think when we think of women and how God has made women, if you were to say we need women to make disciples, unfortunately a lot of times women are unsure of what to say. What do you need? Prerequisites are obedience to Christ, a heart of love, being Spirit-filled; no seminary training required. Whether you’re from a large church or you’re from a smaller church, whether your women are gifted musically or with children or in the kitchen, wherever they are, we can all make disciples. It doesn’t matter the size of our church. It doesn’t matter what our giftedness is. So for the women who are in our churches that have no interest, you start with prayer and you ask the Holy Spirit to help them see in a whole new light. Women understand women, and we’re in the position to be disciple-makers to women a little bit easier than men. It’s more of a natural relationship. As older women to younger women, and younger women to older women, that is God’s design in the church, which can be beautiful. It’s also God’s way of reproducing the church. Disciple-making makes sure that we’ll have generations of disciples to follow.
by Mary Wallace Wilson / Director of Women’s Discipleship / Providence Baptist Church