The life of Jesus points to this essential and central theme of prayer first and ministry second. If prayer was so important to Jesus, the very Son of God, how much more important is it for those called to serve His mission?
Much like the anticipated arrival of a new child, spiritual conversion is exciting and worthy of celebration. But after the excitement wanes, the real work of the Church begins -- the life-long growing and maturing work of making a disciple.
Jesus’ strategy to build leaders was to make disciples, a process alien to many in the church today. If you want more leaders who can fulfill the Great Commission of Christ, make disciples who multiply.