Before conversion we need disciple making – we have to disciple towards conversion!
Mostly in our approach as church, we think of discipleship as something that is exclusive to believers. The believers must come to church to mature and grow! It is at this point that everything is turned inwards and we do not even reach out to unbelievers, let alone disciple unbelievers.
There is only one commission and one program for the believers and that is to make disciples of the unbelievers. This is a foreign concept to us, but in practice we are already discipling our children long before they accept the Lord into their lives.
If we understand the process of disciple making correctly, it will also be easier for us to understand that it is possible to disciple unbelievers.