So, in thinking about this, I have felt -- I MUST DISCIPLE!!!
But honestly, there are many barriers to this. One of the biggest is time. Both their and my schedules are inconsistent and difficult to plan around. It is tough to commit to a regular weekly time to meet and study the Bible together. This structural concern has been the bottleneck.
So, I'm thinking through a new idea -- well, new for me. The idea is "back-pocket discipleship." That is, how can I just be always ready to disciple someone whenever the opportunity presents itself? I still want there to be some can of organized strategy to it, but is it possible to just have something in my "back-pocket" that I can pull out whenever I find myself with a young believer that needs to be discipled?
Again, just chatting here. But what I'm thinking about is something simple like the fruit of the Spirit. It is absolutely vital that Christians cultivate the Spirit in their lives. So, why not just go through the fruit one by one? Why not keep a simple list of verses/passages related to love, joy, peace, etc., literally in my pocket? The structure of a meeting can just be prayer and reading/explaining the Scripture. Specifically, we can ask God to pour out His Spirit in our lives.
Just thinking. Probably there are other key passages that could lend themselves to this kind of approach. But I'm going to start with this because I discern a real need for the Spirit's transforming work right now. I've already jotted down some texts in the back of my Nepali New Testament (which I often take with me whenever I leave the house). When I get an opportunity with someone, I'll just dig into the first part. When we finish, I'll not try to plan a specific time to meet again. Perhaps it will be a week or two weeks or two days. When we do meet again, I'll move on to the next text. Conceivably, in this way, I could be discipling many people because I'm not trying to fit them all into a schedule, but rather just taking them as they come.
Does this sound silly?