Jesus, after selecting and to some degree preparing the 12 disciples for their mission, began moving about strategically. First, he took his product to the people; he did not wait for them to come to find him.  Second,  he did not go alone. He took his partners and those who could vouch for him and his product – that is, the good news of the kingdom.  Next, he brought the 12 together in a private place and equipped them with somethings they would need in order to duplicate the things they’d witnessed Jesus do. He gave them power and authority.  Finally, he built capacity by selecting even more proven individuals to go out before him to prepare people’s heart to receive him.

Jesus was proactive. His strategy included teamwork, private preparation, and shared accountability.  He created a system, and implemented it one phase at a time. Draw for Jesus’ strategy as you take on this day’s challenges.

Luke 8:1-2, 9:1-2, and 10:1-2