We live in a world inundated with fear. A sense of danger lurks in the shadows. Our comfort zones evaporate all around us. Muggings, drive-by shootings, workplace violence—we can feel our security threatened by hateful hands.
John was about 12 years old when his parents, Simon and Serah, asked missionary David Potter to dedicate him to the Lord along with several other children. The Church of the Nazarene had been meeting under a tarp in their yard for a year.
Discipleship is necessary to maintain a biblically, theologically, educated laity in the Church of the Nazarene. The term “laity” implies something overlooked in our language: all Christians comprise the laos or the people of God.