Forget all the discipleship books you’ve read. Forget all the conferences you’ve attended and blueprints you’ve adopted.
None of them matter. Not really.
What matters is how Jesus made disciples. So how did he do it? What was his strategy?
At first glance, it might appear that Jesus didn’t have a strategy. His strategy “is so unassuming and silent that it is unnoticed by the hurried churchman,” writes Robert Coleman in his classic The Master Plan of Evangelism.
Yes, Jesus had a strategy for making disciples. And “when his plan is reflected on, the basic philosophy is so different from that of the modern church that its implications are nothing less than revolutionary,” says Coleman.
So what was Jesus’ plan for making disciples?