I’m enjoying the SOAR 2013 student conference this week in Dallas, TX. This year’s theme is “Three Chairs” and it revolves around discipleship.

The idea is really simple: you sit in the middle chair. This means that there is always someone on both sides of you -one that is pouring into you and one that you are pouring into.

Its a powerful picture of a life-long lifestyle of discipleship. No matter how much we have grown, we still need people discipling us. And, simultaneously, no matter how young we are in the faith, we have a responsibility to disciple others. Whether our resources are great or small, the great commission calls us to be faithful to give what has been invested in us to others.

Its all a part of the discipleship community that should be taking place in every church where we all pour into one another through authentic community. And, as we all grow together, we mutually increase in our ability to encourage one another. Its all a part of God’s incredible plan for discipleship.

That’s what we are trying to share with 7th-12th grade students at SOAR 2013 this week. Will you pray that God will use this conference to ignite discipleship communities in churches across our country?