In Matthew Jesus commanded his disciples to “Go into all the world and make disciples.” Most Christians are not called to go into ALL the World — but then again, neither did those 11 apostles that heard the original words of the Savior. However, there are always the areas of YOUR world. In brief, your world can be defined by your neighborhood, your job, your relationships around you, etc. Sadly, many in the church think this command is something that only the pastors should be doing. Yes, the ministers are to GO, as well as prepare two sermons, Sunday school lessons, attend presbytery meetings, attend other meetings of the church, AND visit every member on a regular basis. I am not saying that ministers are not required to GO and make disciples. Indeed, they are to obey this command. However, primarily, ministers are to TRAIN members to go and make disciples, equipping them with the tools necessary for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:11-12).
So, members of the church, are you going into all of your world to advance the gospel and make disciples? Ministers, are you training your members to do the work of the ministry? Think about this brief reminder.