The only realistic way to effect this [discipleship] is by being together. If our followers are to see through us what they were to become, we must be with them. This is the essence of the plan — to let them see us in action so is to feel our vision and to know how it relates to daily experience. Evangelism thus becomes to them an intimately practical thing that has ramifications in everything else. It is seen as a way of life, not a theological dogma. What is more, by being with us, their own involvement in the work is inevitable.
Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism (Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2010), 114.