Jesus taught, encouraged, admonished, and equipped twelve men to go and make disciples.
Think about how Jesus individualized each word.
Teach: People will only do what they are taught to do, and our teaching must include application. When provided, everyone learns how to fulfill the task.
Encourage: Encouraging others motivates them to work harder than before. When criticism is tempered with encouragement, people change.
Admonish: Warning, advising, or even reprimanding others is needed to prevent harm. The attitude behind admonition determines the reception.
Equip: Providing tools to fulfill each task and responsibility are vital to the success of followers, especially as we prepare them to lead.