Happy Father’s Day to disciplemaking dads

Book, videos, curriculum, and the Internet are all fine and dandy. But when it comes to learning and disciplemaking, the best way is always with a real person—preferably in an informal way.
 
Sounds like slow, hard work, doesn’t it?
 
If you’ve found a “more efficient way” to make disciplemakers than Jesus’ disciplemaking friendships approach—please don’t take this personally, but I’m sticking with Jesus.
 
Beware of trading the hard work of disciplemaking friendships for short term efficiency. While I like efficiency as much as anyone else living in the 21st Century, I’m more than a little suspicious of it.
 
Many times shortcuts aren’t very short.
 
No, I think I’ll stick with Jesus’ crockpot approach over our current culture’s microwave approach. It’s not very flashy, but, wow, it has a 2,000 year record of transforming people… and the world.

Happy Father’s Day to every father—but especially to all fathers who aspire to be disciplemaking dads.