The final command of Jesus to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20) has gripped my heart. This charge has captivated my attention, passion, creativity and intrigue.

I am well aware that this charge of making disciples – while simple in nature – is not at all easy. To make a disciple you have to find a person, share the message of Jesus and then be willing to walk with them through the ups and downs that are sure to follow. Let me put some skin on this…

It should be normal for us to bring up matters of faith in our daily conversations. It should be normal for us to wake up early to meet a friend for breakfast to talk about Jesus. Getting together with a friend for an hour over coffee should be a common occurrence. And those meetings should be filled with conversations about the Word of God, prayer and the lifelong journey of getting to know Jesus more. After all, it’s this message of Jesus that sets us free from the chains of death and separation from God.

Let me be very clear: this is not about a new discipleship program. This is about creating a culture of discipleship. Huge difference. This is who we are and why we have come together as a family of faith at Center City Church. I am charged with a simple, yet deep and meaningful, call to make disciples who will then make disciples. And I plan on giving the rest of my life, energy and passion to continuing to create a culture of discipleship in Uptown Charlotte and beyond.

If you are a follower of Christ, this same call is yours. Let’s respond together.