From the March 2015 issue of Revival Generation
Owen Lei is the English Ministry Pastor at Full Blessing Church in Irvine, CA.
He is also on the core leadership of Jesus Generation Revival Network
which has the vision to see spiritual awakening among the young generation
and bring a revival culture to Southern California. He and his wife Winnie
have an adorable boy, Asher.
Q1. How would you explain the discipleship process?
For me discipleship is more of a relationship than a process. In a process, normally there are steps and so when discipleship is being defined as a process, it becomes a program. Step 1 you do this, learn that, step 2,3,4…and so on so forth. There is a structure build in a process. When discipleship is being defined through relationship by intentionally doing life together, it takes on a life of its own. Jesus modeled it for us when He called the Twelve and taught, traveled, ate, slept, served together with them.
They were doing life together intentionally. The way Jesus discipled Peter was different from the way that He discipled John and I believe it is through relationships with them that the discipleship process took place. Doing life intentionally with someone means that I spend time with them “in and out of the classroom” where I can observe and speak into other areas of their lives. By intentionally doing life with them, I invite them to come into my life to model for them as Apostle Paul says, “follow my example as I
follow the example of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1).