While there are similarities, for the most part we never experience the synergy of the combined strategies Jesus employed.In fact, we rarely even take the time to unpack His approach to growing people.I don't mean musical style, visual software or any number of programmatic tweaks that evolve every few years.Rather, how we do church does not mirror the methods Jesus used to disciple the Twelve.Emotional Intelligence A few years ago, Daniel Goleman and his colleagues popularized the concept of emotional intelligence (EI), the study of how people succeed and fail in their ability to read others socially and self-awareness as to how they are being perceived.After , explaining how a leader's emotional intelligence impacts his or her effectiveness.I've come to realize the main reason we don't see more maturity in our people is not flawed doctrine, mediocre preaching teaching quality, sin or an unwillingness in our people.
But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
Or could there be another factor here that we've overlooked?
While I'm all for better preaching, more effective communication, and continual honing of expository skills, most of us would do well to assess how we're doing in soil prep.
We're quite fond of expounding upon Jesus' teachings, miracles and journeys, but we typically overlook how He did ministry.
In contrast to today's church, Jesus implemented significantly different methods in the way He grew souls.