I Samuel 10:26 And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.
This must be the prayer of every man of God whether missionary or pastor. We need a band of men whose hearts God has touched. The first step towards discipleship and mentoring is to find the right men to work with. The best way to start is by asking God to touch their hearts and bring them forward to serve Him. Before you ever get to your place of service begin asking God to give you men. Get the right goal in your ministry.
Numbers of people in attendance is not the answer to your ministry. The key will be the amount of men that you can train to do the work. God knows where the men are. As you prepare yourself to teach and train God will prepare men for you to disciple. Let God give you some men. Ask for them.