Our ‘Born to Reproduce’ huddle has always been a highlight of the year! A huddle we’ve continued to use to inspire and equip all GH’ers on the topic of discipleship.
‘The curse of today is that we are too busy. I don’t mean being busy earning money to buy food. We are busy doing Christian things. We have spiritual activity with little productivity. Productivity comes as a result of what we call “Follow-up”’D Trotman
Busy Doing Christian Things…
Huddling three times per week, our Greenhouse Gap Year Students come together to grow and develop in their spiritual and ministry journeys.
The trusty little pamphlet we use for this session was written by Billy Graham’s ministry partner Dawson Trotman. It compiles their years of experience of one-on-one discipleship into 24 small pages packed with tips and hope!
‘The curse of today is that we are too busy. I don’t mean being busy earning money to buy food. We are busy doing Christian things. We have spiritual activity with little productivity. Productivity comes as a result of what we call “Follow-up”’Born to Reproduce – D Trotman
The quote above has often been so true for me in the past. Year after year our students go out into the world and get involved with businesses, charity’s, churches and further education. Often calendars begin to fill up with commitments, church activities hobbies and more.
The activity is there but is productivity?
Productivity is described as having an eternal effect. Discipling another to disciple another is a priority that Trotman inspires us to act on rather than just being ‘busy’ to feel that we are accomplishing kingdom goals.
We must prioritise time and relationship with those we are discipling. Making time for that fortnightly coffee & catch-up with those you can invest in and journey alongside with, for example. This is such a vital part in helping a young Christian into spiritual maturity.
Creating Time to Be Relational
So, if you’re like me, often struggling with being too busy doing ‘Christian things’ we want to encourage you to pause and consider your diary. Where can you re-organise your schedule? How can you prioritise time to closely journey with those hungry for more of Jesus?
If you would like to re-read Born to Reproduce, or discover it for your youth ministry team, then attached is a link to the book (PDF). It is well worth the 15 minutes it takes to soak in its message!