It’s no question that Jesus completely changed the world. His style of doing so may come to us as a surprise in a culture of mass media.
I find it really interesting how instead of moving the masses to do his kingdom work, Jesus instead spent his life investing into a handful of men. There’s perhaps a misconception that large crowds, large gatherings, widespread books, etc will change the world.
I think that Jesus thought otherwise– it was not the shallow impact of many people that would change the world, it was life-on-life investment into a few people that ultimately changed the world.
So when we think about raising up leaders to do God’s work, do not underestimate the power of a mentoring relationship with a few people.