Jesus commanded us to “go and make disciples” in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Unfortunately, surveys by the Barna Group, the Willow Creek Association and others conclude that true disciple-making is at dangerously low levels. Some facts that jump out of the research include the following:
- Fewer than 10% of believers possess a Biblical worldview as the basis for their decision-making or behavior.
- The behavior of Christians (divorce, use of pornography, etc.) does not differ significantly from that of non-Christians.
- Fewer than 10% of Christians feel equipped and are being used by God to introduce people to Christ and disciple them to maturity.
- Few churches have a well-conceived model of discipleship that they implement, and little is done to effectively motivate and facilitate their congregants’ development as genuine, fervent followers of Christ.
- Less than three percent of Americans have submitted their lives to God as Lord and are experiencing a profound love for God and people.
Because of this, the majority of Christians believe the following, and churches are beset with problems:
The Church as a disciple-making community is broken and in desperate need of renewal. Through the Omega Experience people will be trained, mentored and equipped to address all of these myths and problems and more. This journey is intended to revolutionize a church and take it from good to great by developing it into a Spirit-led, disciple-making community.