by Jay Stearley
Where I live (Reno-Lake Tahoe), buffets are very popular. They are perfect for tourists and locals alike, consuming whatever they desire. One even boasts of having eight live action stations, where you can order pho, charcuterie, or a salad just as you like, right before your eyes.
Often times church discipleship strategies are like a buffet; all sorts of programs are offered for people to choose from and then they hope for the best. But is this approach the most impactful and responsible for helping people grow in their faith? And does it lead to connecting people to the church?