Editor’s Note: The article Life in Those Old Bones, referred to below, was written by Ed Stetzer and can be found on page 24 of the June 2010 edition of Christianity Today. You can check back to Christianity Today’s website periodically to see if the article has been added online.
We have said many times, if you are really interested in discipleship, you have no better avenue than Sunday school. I know that cuts across much emphasis on the individualistic approach for many, but in reality it has been and in many cases continues to be a great venue for the process. If your Sunday school is not contributing to Jesus’ commission to make kingdom disciples, it’s not the Sunday schools fault.
In a similar manner I have just read from the recent Christianity Today an editorial by Ted Olson and a feature article my Ed Stetzer that effectually says what we have been saying for years and with every opportunity that we have regarding denominations. Both articles deal with the church and denominations and both conclude, in spite of what some have tried to say, if you want to be effective in discipleship and its means, namely missions, you have no better approach than to work through the local church and the denominations to which that church belongs. Contrary to popular opinion, denominations are not pass