2. Disciple-making happens in the context of a local church.
3. Disciple-making is Word-centered, people-to-people ministry.
He proposes that these contours are essential ingredients for a discipleship culture, and then asks, "How do pastors lead their churches in growing that culture?" He then delineates seven ways for...
Creating a Culture of Discipleship
1. Preach disciple-making sermons.
2. Shape disciple-making worship services.
3. Invest in a few disciple-makers.
4. Make small group Bible studies central to your disciple-making strategy.
5. Raise the bar of church membership.
6. Confront sin and practice church discipline.
7. Read disciple-making books with your leadership.
He finishes the article by giving some helpful advice, "start small, keep it simple, and focus on areas where a little investment will go a long way. For example, you may want to invest in a few who will do the same with others. Start with your elders. Or perhaps you want to focus on ramping up your small groups ministry. Start by training your current and new leaders around key biblical values that encapsulate discipleship."
The Gospel Coalition blog has the entire article here.