Rochelle A. Stackhouse serves as senior pastor of Church of the Redeemer (United Church of Christ) in New Haven, Connecticut and lecturer in preaching and supervised ministry at Yale Divinity School.
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The climactic scene of Matthew’s gospel describes the risen Christ standing with his disciples in Galilee as he gives them final instructions. He tells them to go and “make disciples of all nations.” As Jesus invited each of them to follow him and to form a community with each other, Jesus now asks them to invite others to come into communities of discipleship. He institutionalizes his own method of community organizing: inviting people into relationship with a leader and then with each other.