In this video, Kori Porter talks about the relationship between women’s ministry, discipleship, and the local church.
The following is a lightly edited transcript from a transcription service; please check accuracy against the video, above.
Discipleship is core to our ministry to women because it’s core to the local church. If we remember, back in Matthew 28, Christ is clear. He commissions his disciples to “Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations.” So, if it’s core to the church, then of course it’s core to us as women in the local church. There’s a great joy that we have that we can come alongside women, as older women, and pour into younger girls and show them the ways of Christ, the nature of Christ, searching the Scriptures with them.
If we aren’t to do it, the world will do it. Discipleship is going to happen one way or the other, and so it’s really important that the local church itself, particularly we as women, step in and invest in the younger generation. I love in John 17 where Christ talks about his disciples coming together in unity. He says that they are to do that so that the broken world may know that he is the Son of God. I love that we as women, as we love on each other, as we show Christ’s nature to one another, we witness to a broken and a dying world, and we tell of Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior.