Our mission at New Life Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus made the mission for the church pretty clear in Matthew 28 when he left these marching orders, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
I am excited that the denomination that our church is a part of, Evangelical Free Church of America, is working to develop a culture of discipleship within their churches.
This year I, and our Youth Pastor, are going to begin an EFCA Transformational Cohort that is all about discipleship.
Here are the details:
BUILDING A DISCIPLEMAKING CULTURE – LED BY DAVE RHODES AND SHANE STACEY
Clarify and design your church’s unique disciplemaking language, vision, practices and strategy in your local context. In this cohort, you will:
Assess and evaluate your current disciplemaking culture.
Gain access to 18 different training exercises to use with your leadership team that will move you beyond information to aligned implementation and intentional application.
Develop your own transferable tool kit for training others.
Create a 5-year disciplemaking vision and executable plan for your church.
The homework for this cohort involves leading your team through exercises to help you build out your discipline culture.
I am looking forward to what God is going to teach us and how we can have a greater impact here in South Dakota when it comes to making disciples of Jesus Christ!