Throughout the first four months of 2023, we have talked about our mid-ground vision theme of “Everday Disciple-Makers”. We began our year by looking at God’s command to the disciples in the Gospel of Matthew, known as the Great Commission. Matthew 28:18-20 says, “18 Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” This responsibility of the church calls us to be disciples that make disciples. This is not an option for Christians, but a calling upon each Christian and the church. The challenge is that many struggle to understand what this looks like in their daily lives. We believe it’s important to teach and encourage one another in practical ways on how to make disciples. Therefore, whether you are currently discipling someone or have never considered it, I’d like to personally invite you to prayerfully consider signing up for this course offered through the summer. Below are the details for the course and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me or the other leaders of the course, Mike and Jennifer Sinks and Lou and Joellen Driggs. We look forward to our time of learning and growing.
Disciple-Maker Training Course
When: Wednesdays starting May 31 through August 9.
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Room 101
Sign up: by May 21 – Joellen Driggs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will be studying from the Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual, “it is the day-by-day, boots-on-the-ground game plan…to coach through a clear and uncomplicated way to make disciples…. By the end of the first week, you should be able to explain why making disciples is a priority” for both you and ECC. By the end of the training, you should be better equipped to make disciples.
You will need 20-30 minutes 5 days each week to do the assignments. Sections should not be skipped. It is important to attend consistently, arrive on time, and come prepared with homework completed. If you have a vacation planned during the summer, we will work with you to make up the missed class discussion.
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