Unhurried Discipleship

I can’t believe it’s two years to the day since I heard about the death of Mike Yaconelli. I remember reading about it during my lunchbreak at work and it stopped me in my tracks. I never met him, never even heard him speak, but had been inspired by him through the books I’d read.

Purely coincidentally, this morning I was reading an article by Mike over at Youth Specialties and the following quote jumped out at me:

“Jesus’ program of discipleship was simple: hang out with the disciples; let them see you at your best and worst; spend lots of time alone; teach truths none of your disciples can grasp at the moment; avoid crowds; go slowly; spend hours in solitude; don’t worry about opposition; ignore criticism; and don’t expect immediate results.” – Mike YaconelliHurried Discipleship

I’ve been reflecting on my aim and objectives in Youth Work/Ministry for the first module of the Engage Course at CYM, and this hit me like a sledgehammer. I’m off to re-evaluate my scribblings…

Meanwhile, take a look at the following books by “Yac” which I’ve found particularly useful:

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2 Responses

  1. I love this quotation and used it just this afternoon in our network meeting. Thanks for the inspiration

  2. :: I love this quotation and used it just
    :: this afternoon in our network meeting.
    :: Thanks for the inspiration

    No problem – I’m glad to be able to repay you for the inspiration you’ve provided in the past (specifically the Jaffa Cake idea). When I get a minute I’ll post the details of one of the more successful ideas we tried recently. Watch this space…

    R

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