From the Board of Discipleship

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Discipleship is what the church is called to do. It is a command from Jesus Himself— “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19-20). However, this doesn’t happen automatically. It only occurs in churches that are intentional about it.

Disciple making can very easily seem like an overwhelming task. There are so many theories on disciple making and what does a fully formed disciple even look like? The Board of Discipleship for the Pacific Conference meets to tackle these topics and more and we would like to pass on some knowledge we have discovered to help churches make disciples. 

Let’s Talk

Each month we will provide insight into a disciple making tool we think would help churches. We are a group from a wide range of positions in churches and our hope is these insights will help grow disciples in different ways in many areas. 

In the coming months, you can expect to hear about disciple making from a children’s pastor in the trenches, in the context of women’s ministry, there will be posts from lead pastors about how they move their churches to make disciples. As we value the next generation you will also hear about making disciples in youth ministry.

You will have the opportunity to hear about disciple making resources from organizations like SonLife, Rooted, DiscipleShift, Orange, and many more. These resources are designed to help you so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Each month you will have a new tool to add to your resource tool belt as you move people to become more and more like Jesus. 

Before You Go

William Temple stated, “The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members.” A church’s discipleship strategy must not end with the church; we must also be the salt and light in the world.

What resources are you aware of for disciple making? What should the Board of Discipleship be looking into? Did you know there are scholarships available to help you make disciples? Check out https://pacificecna.org/resources/grants for more information.

One Comment Add yours

  1. FOLMER B. STRUNK says:

    After 35+ years as pastor and 17 years of missionary service, a comment for the committee researching good discipleship material for the local church. I have been amazed that some such programs focus on a lot of good content, however include nothing with regard to training the average Christian how to share their faith simply and effectively. I am convinced that this is a must for any training called “discipleship” to have any merit at all.

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