Three Hazardous Assumptions About Making Disciples — Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress discusses three faulty assumptions church leaders often make when it comes to engaging Jesus’ followers in their spiritual growth. In a blog post, he observes:

We make a lot of assumptions about what we do and how we do it. It is often necessary to make assumptions. It is more efficient that way. Assumptions allow us to put some things on autopilot. This is necessary in organizing people and work. So many things are going on in life and ministry that some things, perhaps most things need to be systemized. It would be overwhelming to have to give attention to every detail of every action all the time. Yet periodically our assumptions and autopilot needs to be reprogramed. This is nowhere more serious than in how we in ministry approach making disciples.

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