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    "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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
    - Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20

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    "And my God will liberally supply your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
    - Phillipians 4:19

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    "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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
    - Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20

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“If you want to do ministry, you cannot do other work! If you want to preach or evangelize, you must only do that! Not business too.”

Over and over, Saji heard this message from his pastor who, like many church leaders in India, believed that business and ministry don’t mix. You can’t do both the “sacred” and the “secular”.

But Saji struggled with this.

He was in his late 20s and had trained as an engineer.

God had given him a heart to share the Gospel with least-reached people. His family didn’t have money; his father was only a day laborer and they lived in poverty. His education had given him better job opportunities but the call to ministry left him feeling conflicted.

“One of my pastors said if I wanted to do ministry, I must leave everything else,” Saji said. So he resigned to minister through his church, but he had no means of support. He told his family nothing about his struggles because he feared his choice would offend them. “I didn’t have a single rupee for my personal use,” he said. “I relied on my friends to feed me and shelter me.”

One day, he was invited to a home group. There he met a young man who invited Saji to a small business training started with the help of Global Disciples.

“The very next month, I attended the small business training,” Saji reported. “It made me strong and gave me the courage to move forward. I learned many things about work and ministry, about Paul’s ministry and Peter’s ministry. I decided I could do any work at the same time as God’s work!”

Saji quickly caught on that you can do both ministry and business! Life, ministry, and work or business can be integrated for the glory of God and to reach others with the Good News.

Saji started a cell phone servicing business and used it to begin sharing the Gospel in a community where most people had little understanding of Jesus Christ. Within a year, God gave him success in both ministry and business.

“We now have 25 people worshipping every Sunday and an outreach to children. We have started three cell groups in this village. And we recently built a small worship center.”

Saji was able to marry since he now had a means of support. His relationship with his family was restored; they are happy to see how God led and provided for him. Saji said, “I am very happy with my work and ministry. I thank God for sending Global Disciples because they trained me and encouraged me.”

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

We do it all the time. We meet someone new and within a short time, we ask, “What do you do?”

Some of us enjoy using that question to launch a conversation about what we value most. But eventually, we get around to our job. Whether we like it or not, we tend to link our vocation and our identity.

This tendency presents a problem for disciple-makers and church planters who go into villages, towns, or neighborhoods that are least-reached and may be quite resistant to the Gospel.

How do they explain what they do to their new neighbors and the people they meet and interact with?

They need an identity that makes sense to those who do not yet know Jesus. A small business can provide that, and Global Disciples provides training to churches to equip their near-culture workers to start a small business.

The economic advantage of a small business is obvious for a church planter. They can generate some income, especially when their sending cluster of churches is poor. But a vocational identity that’s understood by the community—a tailor, a shopkeeper, a farmer—is significant in building trusting relationships.

A Guiding Principle of Global Disciples states: “We value the Apostle Paul’s approach to mission as fitting for our time.” Paul made tents as he traveled to preach and plant churches.

As churches in slower economies around the world send out more and more near-culture workers, this principle frees them from the restraint of finances, so they can reach least-reached people.

Interestingly, these ‘co-vocational’ church planters tend to do better at multiplying new fellowships of believers because it’s easier to connect with people, and the model doesn’t demand as much financially as planting a church with a full-time church planter.

Like so many things revealed in Scripture, it’s hard to improve on what the Apostle Paul modeled. He was planting dynamic new expressions of the Body of Christ in places where people had not yet heard the Good News of Jesus. And so are we—as partners with you and with many churches near those who are least-reached.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Evangelism should be the lifestyle of every disciple of Jesus.

Compassion toward all human beings is part of our calling and enables us to see the lost through the eyes of Jesus to lead them to Him.

Evangelism is preaching the Gospel and taking care of new believers to lead them into maturity.

We can better understand Evangelism and Compassion and how it relates to the Church and our lives by exploring the following;

  • Preaching the Gospel and Witnessing
  • Compassion for those in need
  • Evangelism and making disciples
  • Christ’s Commission

Imagine you are very busy selling cold drinks on the beach where several thousands of tourists are enjoying their vacation. You just heard through the radio that there is going to be a tsunami in the area in one hour’s time. The government is asking the people on the beach to hurry to the nearby mountain. You know in a few minutes’ time the waves of the sea will rise up high and wash away everyone and destroy everything.

What will you do and how will you communicate the message to the people on the beach?

Preaching the Gospel is one of the most joyful privileges—to communicate the urgent news that there is a way for humanity’s salvation from eternal destruction is a huge calling.

It is also a very important responsibility because, if we do not communicate this news on time, it will lead those who have not heard to eternal death.

The Gospel is the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This news is for everyone irrespective of race, caste, sex, creed, nationality, or color. It is through sharing the Good News with someone who has never heard it that that person can receive the love of God.

Someone correctly said once that evangelism is like one beggar telling the other where he found bread.

The Story of Paul Rader

Some years ago, evangelist Paul Rader persistently was urging a banker in New York to receive Christ, but the man never responded. One day, Rader sensed that God wanted him to go immediately and speak to this man again.

Obediently, he took a train and went with all speed to the town where the man lived. He hurried to the bank and found his friend standing in the doorway. “Rader,” the friend said, “I’m glad to see you! I wrote a letter begging you to come but later changed my mind and didn’t send it.” “That’s all right,” said the evangelist, “your message came through by way of heaven.”

Under deep conviction of sin, the banker was impressed by Rader’s earnestness and his special effort to reach him with the Gospel; that same hour, he received Christ. Suddenly, the banker gave a strange gasp and fell into the evangelist’s arms—DEAD! He had been saved on the very brink of eternity.

Seeing as God sees and responding as Jesus would requires growth in our spiritual journey.

We can do nothing apart from Jesus Christ. He promised to be with us when we go out to preach the Gospel and make disciples. He also promised to send us the Holy Spirit to empower us to make us effective witnesses for Him.

What is your experience of preaching the Gospel and making disciples? What needs to change?

What are some of your strengths for which to thank God and which to use in serving others?

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Danbir knows about facing hurdles and obstacles.

He leads a discipleship-mission training in Nepal. He and the disciple-makers he trained ran into a significant need when they went to share the Gospel in a village—and discovered there was no water! No water for anyone in the community to drink, to wash, to water fields. And his team did not carry any water with them.

God is always at work, but He doesn’t guarantee that our part in His work will run smoothly and that everybody gets along. Difficulties show up when, like Danbir, we face needs we can’t meet, experience opposition to our mission, or when we’re in conflict with those around us. But as whole-hearted disciples, we learn to trust God to work despite these hurdles. As a result, we can see a powerful testimony and rich spiritual fruit in our lives.

When Danbir was faced with this need for water, he recognized he had to trust God. As a whole-hearted disciple of Jesus, he gathered his team to fast and pray. When the Lord miraculously provided water for the village, it became a powerful testimony. Danbir reported, “There are now 20 new believers preparing for baptism!”

The hurdles we face can also stem from our own human nature as we relate to and serve one another. Rushil, another Nepali director, shared that during his initial training, conflict developed between students from two different ethnic groups. Longstanding prejudices and cultural traits fueled the tensions and interfered with learning to be a whole-hearted disciple of Jesus.

Then a local pastor taught on the session on Right Relationships. Rushil said, “Through that, the lives of the participants were touched by the Lord. They confessed their guilt and sought reconciliation among themselves. In that way, the Lord brought transformation to their lives.” They were knit together in the Spirit and experienced His power as they went on to share the Good News among least-reached people!

As we serve the Lord and share the Gospel, we won’t experience smooth sailing. But God is faithful to His promises and His people, and able to move the mountains of difficulty to fulfill His mission through each of us.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Many people find the idea of talking with strangers scary. We don’t know how they’re going to respond, or whether or not they will like us starting a conversation with them.

Sharing your faith can be even more scary, even if the people we are sharing with are close friends.

Faith is such a personal part of us that many people may feel that we are judging them the moment we start talking about God. But remember that God has given each of us the grace to be able to witness to others. Whether you’re sharing with your friend or a stranger, try to remember not to be intimidated by the person you’re talking to.

Below are some ideas on how to share your faith in Jesus with those who don’t yet know him.

Be Brave, but Be Smart

Whether you’re talking with a friend or a stranger, it can be difficult to bring up the topic of religion or Christianity.

It’s important to remember that God has given us the courage and the opportunity to share the gospel with others.

Discussing your faith can be scary, but doing so is also very rewarding.

Make sure you’re not alone when you approach them. You can always gather a group of friends to accompany you or go with you to a church group or ministry event. It’s also important to be wise when approaching a person. Jesus tells us to be as innocent as doves, but as crafty as snakes (Matthew 10:16). This means there is nothing wrong with using tact in how you present the gospel, as well as protect yourself when speaking with a stranger.

Be an Example

Our lives are often the best example for someone who is being presented with the Gospel.

Many people are more interested in what the gospel has done for you personally than the technicalities around the Gospel. Using your life as an example of how powerful the gospel is to bring us joy and peace can give others a personal reference and starting point (2 Corinthians 1:4). Hopefully, speaking about yourself can lead them to ask questions of themselves.

Pay Attention to Their Objections

When you first share the Gospel with someone, it’s essential to listen to how they respond. The Bible says, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them to do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12).

When first presented with the Gospel, our personal hurts, doubts, and frustrations can block our willingness to accept the Good news. If your friend objects, it could be that hurt or doubt that is fueling their objection. Listen respectfully. Once you’ve listened to their concerns, calmly and kindly explain why you believe what you believe and how it makes sense to you. If you’re unable to answer their questions, pray and ask God to help you understand what you can say in response.

Make it Personal

When you’re witnessing to a friend, you need to make sure you’re answering their questions and concerns well.

Again, talking about God in your own life is a great way to answer their questions. Just saying that God loves you or that Jesus died for our sins may not make sense to them. You need to be able to relate with them and show them how they can have a personal relationship with God. Your personal testimony can be that connection for them. As one preacher said, “You cannot argue with a testimony, because it belongs to the person telling it, not you.” The hope is that your listener will see their own need for Christ reflected in your life.

Know Your Bible

You can’t share the gospel if you don’t know what it says. The best way to know what it says is by reading it every day. Don’t just read the parts that are fun or that make you feel good. Read the entire Bible. You’ll learn important historical facts, moral guidelines and everything else that God wants you to know. Armed with more knowledge, you’ll be more effective when sharing your faith (2 Timothy 3:17)

Conclusion

In the end, sharing your faith is all about being sensitive to the other person you’re speaking with. God reflected in your personal story, linked with biblical insights, can powerfully stir up the heart of another person. It’s important to remember that the gospel is the power of God and can change anyone.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near to reach least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time when many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective training and coaching strategy, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Ebatshu has a vision to reach the Batwa or Pygmy people of Central Africa.

The Batwa are isolated in the forests, living as hunter-gatherers and interacting only marginally with the peoples around them. Culturally, they are often treated as lower class and discriminated against by the majority peoples.

However, Ebatshu included five Batwa believers in the discipleship-mission training he directs, launched with your help through Global Disciples. For outreach, he traveled into the forests to minister to their people, and that’s where he met Adika. Like most of his tribe, Adika lived without clothes, dependent on whatever the forest provided.

Ebatshu began talking about Jesus but Adika just waved him off, saying, “Who is this Jesus?” Ebatshu knew that actions can speak loudly, so he gave Adika his spare shirt and trousers.

Adika was surprised and wanted to know why. Ebatshu said, “Because Jesus loves you, I love you, and I want to give these clothes to you.”

“Then I want to know this Jesus,” Adika replied. He listened intently to the Gospel and gave his life to Christ. Soon his wife and three children also placed their faith in Jesus.

Ebatshu and his team continued their outreach in the community and spent each evening discipling Adika, teaching him about his new life in Christ.

Soon, others followed Adika’s lead.

A local witchdoctor who was very sick was immediately healed when the outreach team prayed for him in the name of Jesus. He put his faith in Jesus, as did several women, including one who was a prostitute. She was pregnant at the time and wore a special charm to protect her. Once she put her faith in Jesus, she decided to remove the charm and rely on God’s protection! And she developed a small business to support herself, leaving prostitution behind.

In a short time about 80 Batwa believers were meeting regularly with Adika as their pastor. He even chose a new name—he’s now Moses, the one who leads his people with the Good News of Jesus.

It’s been over seven years since Ebatshu met Moses, formerly Adika. Today, Moses is leading a growing movement among his people. The church is now 200 members strong, and Moses has also planted seven new churches in neighboring villages, giving oversight to the leaders he put in place.

While the Batwa don’t have the Bible in their own language yet, Ebatshu has given each pastor a Bible in a trade language they understand. The pastors read it to their congregation each week, helping them know the God they worship and follow.

They also started a school for the children—a significant step for a people often excluded from education or training by the majority peoples around them. And yes, most of the Batwa in this region now wear clothes, a sign of changed lives and the dignity of being valued by God.

What a joy to see how the Lord has used Ebatshu and Moses to bring about multiplication among this people, rejected by their neighbors but never by the One who created and died for them.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

John 3:17

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

In the parable of the sower (Matthew 13), Jesus tells about a person who sowed seed and the different types of soil that the seeds landed on.

Three of the four places did not allow the seed to grow well, while the good soil helped the seeds to grow well and remain strong. Since Jesus ascended into Heaven, we are now His hands and feet, sowing these seeds in other people’s hearts (1 Corinthians 12:27). This can seem like an overwhelming responsibility, but we can rest assured that it is not our responsibility to make the seed grow, only to sow and water it (1 Corinthians 3:6).

With the joy and freedom to only have to give the gospel to others and encourage their discipleship, we can look at some useful ideas on how to plant those seeds.

Listen Attentively

As followers of Jesus, we are called to be servants. Listening to others is a big part of serving. When speaking to someone about Christ, we must listen to that person and not just speak. Attentively listening to someone makes them feel valued and appreciated. This helps them be more open to the Gospel.

Be open to the Holy Spirit’s leading in how to approach the conversation

When having a conversation about Christ, it is important to understand that everyone is unique. The way you approach the conversation with one person might not be the best way to approach another person. Let the Holy Spirit guide you as to how and when to start the conversation (John 16:13).

Use a Gentle Approach

People, in general, are very sensitive to being judged by Christians. This comes from many times that Christians and churches have wrongfully taken a judgemental attitude towards nonbelievers. The best way to overcome this perception is to be gentle and considerate towards their feelings and opinions. Things have happened in their lives that have led them to believe what they do. Our role is not to beat down what they believe but to guide them towards the saving truth of the Gospel (1 John 4:18).

Speak the Truth in Love

To plant a seed for the Gospel, it is important to be careful in the words we choose. A person can throw out a lot of words at once, and many of them might not come from a place of love or respect. Truth is always truth and it is often not what we are saying that is wrong but how we are saying it. Let us be people who speak the truth in love.

Be Honest and Open

When it comes to planting seeds for the Gospel, it is important to be honest and open. If we have a preconceived idea of what the person believes, it can be difficult to have an open conversation. The more honest and open we are, the more our own weaknesses and struggles can help them see that they are not alone in their struggle with what is truth (John 8:32).

Be An Encourager

The gospel is good news, not bad news (Romans 1:16). It is imperative that we represent the gospel to others in a positive way. We need to show others that we trust in God and have hope in Christ. We should also use words that can help people understand that Jesus loves them and that there is a place for them in God’s kingdom. People are looking for joy and hope; the Gospel is the answer.

Conclusion

While there are many different suggestions for how to share the Gospel, it is even more important that any activity around the Gospel be done with the fruits of the Spirit in mind. It is not so much your actions as it is your attitude that matters. Love and gentleness are what will draw people to you. Nonbelievers often see something in us that they know they need but that they cannot identify. What they are seeing is the hope and joy of Christ in us.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near to reach least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

At Global Disicples Canada our Vision is to see every person have an opportunity to choose and follow Jesus. We describe this vision statement as every person having the right to know about Jesus.

Human rights are a major issue around the globe. A Google search on the word ‘right’ identified 884 million results! The term ‘human right’ by definition is “something believed to belong justifiably to every person”. Socrates was one of the first Greek philosophers to focus our attention on the condition of humanity. His thoughts on the importance of self-awareness have led to centuries of study on the ‘rights’ of all human beings.

Human rights are determined by nations, demographic groups, and individuals. Global Disciples falls within a demographic group known as a faith community. The immediate question is: By what authority do we declare this as ‘something we believe belongs justifiably to every person?

In all cultures around the world, we are shaped by the stories we have been taught. Our stories provide us a means of understanding our world, navigating through the experiences of life, and determining the values by which we live.

Once our stories are stored in our minds, they remain there–often unchallenged–until the day we die.

When we do challenge those stories and seek to replace them with a more truthful story, we discover how much hard work is required. The stories, or narratives of our life, are running constantly within our being. That is why it is so critical that we have the right ones.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ tells us that we are, and have been, loved from eternity by God the Father. For every human being, the love of a parent is one of our most forming stories. If parental love was withheld, or worse was abusive, the pain of that story runs deep within our being. Parental love ‘belongs justifiably to every human being’. The love that God brings to us in Christ, goes far beyond what any parent could ever bring to their children.

Within all of the world’s great religions is a false story: that somehow we can fix ourselves; that somehow we earn the favor of God’s love. Jesus’ story is that God has found His way to us. God, in Christ, chose to enter our world because of His great love for every human being.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). But Jesus was not loved in return. “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him” (John 1:10-11). What was Jesus’ response? “No one has greater love than this than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)

When the story of the self-sacrificing love of God in Christ (the Gospel) is revealed to us, our own stories begin to be re-formed. We cannot change our past, but we can change our response to our past, and the ways in which we are living now. The Bible calls this repentance.

A turning around by the power of God’s redeeming love in Jesus. Jesus does for us what we can never do for ourselves. He demonstrated the depths of God’s love for all creation. Therefore, all creation has the right to know this story, and the opportunity to respond to God’s love for us in Christ.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

“I have been searching for meaning all my life,” related Chesy, a director in training from Cameroon. “I went to seminary searching; I have been pastoring for years, still searching. God spoke to me during my time with Him after the teaching of intimacy with God. I am now connected where I had been disconnected.”

We often hear comments like these from the men and women in training as directors for discipleship-mission programs. They have spent their lives following Christ, often in leadership positions in the church, but they have yet to experience true intimacy with God. Teaching this core value has been the key to transforming many leaders who work alongside Global Disciples. Our trainers frequently hear that “we were looking for more teaching and knowledge to succeed in our ministry, but after we learned about intimacy with God, we found our life is like a house built on air without a foundation.”

They’re not alone. Many of us miss this foundational truth in our walk with God. We were created for a relationship with Christ by the Holy Spirit, to bring glory to God through worship, prayer, obedience, service, and fellowship.

Jesus practiced this regularly as he sought the Father in time alone in prayer, fasting, and meditation. During the director’s training, students see Jesus’ model and learn the hindrances to intimacy and the ways to overcome them.

There is planned time alone with God in prayer, fasting, meditation, worship, and confession. The final step—hearing and obeying God—leads to knowing and being known by Him.

With a new intimate connection to God, Chesy is now back home in Cameroon teaching the discipleship-mission training with students at the Apostolic Center of Missions and Discipleship.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

The idea of encouraging other people to become disciples can be daunting.

How do we encourage others to grow in their faith when we are still learning ourselves?

The good news is that the Holy Spirit is the one who grows faith (1 Corinthians 3:6). Which means we are free to simply encourage others to pursue a life of discipleship.

Pray and ask God to Guide You On How to Become a Disciple

Since God is the One who grows faith, any type of discipleship needs to be soaked in prayer.

The more time we spend listening to the direction of the Holy Spirit, the more accurately we can do His will. He knows the people we are ministering to better than anybody else. The most exciting thing about prayer is that there are no rules for when and where we pray. We can pray anytime and anywhere. Prayer can become a part of our daily lives. With His guidance, we can connect with people in a meaningful way. Apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5); with Him, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). 

Invite Them to Church

One of the biggest challenges for a new believer (or even someone who is seeking answers about God) is where to meet Christians. Such a person does not always find it easy to meet new people at church. Having you invite them to join you at church can provide a safe place for them. You can introduce them to others at church and help get the conversations started. This can really help relationships with other believers grow.

Sometimes, though, even the idea of going to a church with someone they know is too intimidating. Many people have had bad experiences with churches when they were younger or general bad opinions of churches. To help them see the joy that can come from being actively involved in a church, a great starting point is inviting them to your Bible study. Small groups that meet in a home during the week offer an even safer environment for a new believer to settle with other believers.

Include Them In Your Life

Discipleship is meant to be done life on life. There is nothing more fulfilling than including a new believer in your daily life. Someone once said that “more is caught than taught” meaning that sometimes the best learning is done when people get the opportunity to observe your life.

Encourage and Empower Them

As the new believer grows and matures in their faith, you can encourage them to start reaching out to others to ‘pay it forward.’

The Gospel was never meant to be kept for a few individuals, but should always be made available for everyone. Jesus died once for all (Romans 6:10). Sadly, we often tend to forget to reach out to others. We form such strong friendships with others at church that we forget the challenge of God to reach out to people we don’t know yet, so they can also learn about the gospel. It should be at the front of our minds to train others to train others

Summing Up

It is not easy to make disciples. There are a lot of challenges. However, nothing is impossible if you start by reading your Bible, praying for God’s guidance, and talking to people who are also disciples.

“For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.” – James 2:26

The rewards are greater than you can imagine. You will have the joy of helping people find their purpose in life and have the joy of seeing them become disciples themselves. When you make disciples, your life will no longer be about you but about others. You will have the joy of seeing your eternal life purpose fulfilled. 

“Freely you have received, freely give.” – Matthew 10:8

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