I have started reading a book on making disciples called The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders In Your Church. There was an example at the beginning of the book talking about a certain method of the early church and how they did ministry. They called it the Pauline cycle. The "Pauline cycle" of discipleship based off of the Great Commission.
1. Evangelize = Preach the message and gather the converts into local churches.
2. Establish = Ground new believers in the essentials of the faith.
3. Equip = Develop godly leaders to teach the church.
4. Expand = Send out others to preach the message and start new churches.