This mornings reading is The Great Commission:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.
Yesterday Lesley and some members of the congregations went to a Transforming Church, Transforming Lives training day on Fresh Expressions. There was little there that Lesley had not heard before, but, it was new to those she went with, and if we are going to fulfil the Great Commission it is going to take more than the vicar to do it. Indeed, one of the challenges facing the Church is not just to make disciples, but to make disciples who make disciples.
There is an old story which explains why this is better than the vicar having to do all the disciple making!
(When I looked for pictures of Great Commission I found nothing, looking for Commission, nearly everything was of the EU! This picture comes from the Leaf Blight Commission, but I thought that it looked like a dried up leaf pointing towards a new future).