Shadowing Jesus, Discovering Discipleship
Disciple-makers must see people in the same way that God sees them. Too often, people are discarded, forsaken, devalued, and neglected in their world. Yet, God sees greatness in them. He sees the masterpiece on the inside that simply needs to be brought out-to be set free. The disciple-maker must respect the greatness within a person—the greatness that no one else can see—and start the discipleship process to bring the masterpiece forth.
Granted, the challenge may seem overwhelming at times because the path of discipleship is a path of discipline and sacrifice. Most certainly, it is a path of self-denial and one of dying daily. But there is just no shortcut to bringing forth the masterpiece that God has designed. Becoming disciples and making disciples is a process that requires unwavering devotion and steadfast resolve, but the end result is worth every effort and worth every sacrifice.
Tim Oldfield, Ohio native, has over 38 years of ministerial experience serving the Master as evangelist and pastor. For the past 24 years, he has led the prestigious Potter’s House Church of God in Columbus, Ohio, serving as its senior pastor. Under Oldfield’s leadership, The Potter’s House has become an international church with multiple campuses and is considered a leading cutting-edge church with a passion for people. During his years of pastoral ministry, he has served on numerous state and national boards and presently serves as chairman of the Church of God World Mission Board. In addition to ministry in Ohio, Oldfield is frequently a featured conference speaker, nationally and internationally known. Tim, with his wife Becky, have sought to make disciples and deposit eternal truth in the lives of those whom they serve. To them, the understanding and application of God’s word with the life of the believer is paramount.