Discipling: by the numbers
Back in the days when I enlisted in the Nations Finest, we were taught close order drill ‘…by the numbers..’
That is, every step was pre-determined, laid out, and we followed it by rigid rote!
At the time, and to a man, we thought it a pain in the @&&! But, after six weeks of disciplined practice and adherence, you would have thought we were a well-oiled machine!
When we began, we didn’t understand
When we finished, we understood.
Such are the basics of Intentional Discipleship.
IMHO, this illustrates the arena of failure in the local church. She focuses on the product, versus the process, forgetting it is the process which produces the product!