Discipleship Essentials: Intentional

“Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4 Years ago my mentor, Max Barnett, was inspired by this scripture to ask God not for ministry “success” in the eyes of the world but for people–people who would be changed by the gospel, discipled in a deep and transforming way, and sent to multiply disciples to the ends of the earth.  You may have never heard about Max Barnett, and honestly he is fine with that. Right now there are thousands of people around the world (including me) who are making disciples because of Max’s ministry. Isaiah 43:4 says nations and people will be impacted “in exchange for your life.” We all only have one life to give for making disciples. And as college ministers, we…

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