How can we disciple and empower others to serve in the local church? Here are four quick steps. Would you be willing to help?
Step #1: Pray and ask God to lead you to someone who needs encouragement. As we’ve written, they are all around us. Just as God sent Apollos into Aquila and Priscilla’s life, God has someone for you to help.
Step #2: Look for hidden potential in people around you. Priscilla and Aquila didn’t reject Apollos, they received him! They saw in him a potential for greatness. Don’t just see people for what they are today, see them for what they can be tomorrow with a little love and encouragement.
Step #3: Take the time to get involved. When Aquila and Priscilla met Apollos, they “took him aside.” They spent time with him. We live at such a fast pace because we fill our lives with things that don’t really matter. If each of us took just some of the time we spent entertaining ourselves and invested it in the lives of other people, there’s no limit to what God would do in this church!
Step #4: Enlist the help of others. Priscilla and Aquila got their whole church involved in encouraging Apollos. Whether the person you choose to empower is young or old, ask some other brothers and sisters to pray for him and speak words of encouragement.