Discipleship as Process: The Manager’s Role in Connecting People to Faith
Are there elements of the management process that provide an opportunity for Christian business leaders to develop disciples, even within the context of a secular organization? In this article, the author argues that a proper understanding of the discipleship process opens the door for Christian leaders to develop disciples while doing good business work. He gives a picture of how business leaders can use their development opportunities to move people closer to the kingdom of God. It is argued that the biblical model of discipleship is a process that begins before conversion and carries forward past the conversion experience. Building on that foundation, the author then explains how a Christian leader can teach kingdom concepts in the context of employee development. This model offers significant advantages in an increasingly secular society.