5 Tips Every Disciple-Maker Needs


A garden full of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths burst forth in blossoms every spring, at our old house.

These flowers didn’t grow by accident. Every fall prior, we’d move the soil, plant bulbs, and add to the assortment, already dormant.

There was nothing quite like watching those first sprouts peeking through the ground after a long winter. Hyacinth’s fragranced everything around.

Yet, sadly, some bulbs never survived through the winter. Despite my efforts, there was no promise of which flowers would blossom, come spring.

Discipleship can be much like planting bulbs in fall. We invest, inspect the soil, work hard, but in the end, only time and God can reveal, any beauty from our efforts.

These past six years, my husband and I have been discipling people in our home. Some seasons we have a house full; others time, just a few people.

Sometimes, we see visible miracles. Other times, discipling can feel more discouraging.

Here are 5 tips we have learned, while disicpling…

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Jen Avellaneda

Jen is an adoptive, foster, & bio mom to trans-racial family. She speaks, writes, & passionately advocates for the orphan domestically & internationally with her husband of twenty-five years.
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  1. I really like this one: “Don’t judge. Disciple whoever God puts in front of you”! So many only want to disciple the easy or clean-up ones!Sometimes, though – that bulb may not sprout where you can see the work you’ve done. Good, thought-provoking article!

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