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  • Why Discipleship

    Why Discipleship

    "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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    Why Discipleship

    "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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    With your help we are able to train leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples.

Annual Equipping Events refresh and empower leaders who often work alone or with limited resources in challenging settings. God often meets those who were close to giving up and renews their spirit and vision to carry on. Global Disciples is committed to empowering leaders through discipleship training.

“Glory be to God for the grace to be part of Global Disciples discipleship training, and for the good teaching I received.”

Bodo’s Story

Bodo directs a Global Disciples training in leadership and small business development in his homeland of Chad. He eagerly gave testimony, praising God for His work.

“We multiplied our outreach activities,” Bodo continued, “and planted three new churches last year, including one in December with 76 new believers. Our small business supports our mission work. Global Disciples training has changed my life, the life of my family, and my community.”

Bodo is one of the men and women directing over 3,000 discipleship-mission and small business development programs in partnership with Global Disciples.

Training With Global Disciples

From January through early April, program directors in a region gather for Annual Equipping Events or AEEs. Our regional Global Disciples staff leads three days of Bible teaching, skill building, prayer, worship, and relational coaching.

Annual Equipping Events refresh leaders who often work alone or with limited resources in challenging settings. Frequently, directors will say they were close to giving up, but God met them at the event, refueling them to carry on his work. Leaders who spend so much time pouring into the lives of others come and receive encouragement from God’s Word. And also, from their peers who understand the joys and struggles. Their vision is renewed and occasionally redirected.

Remi’s Story

That was Remi’s experience. He attended an Annual Equipping Event in Cameroon and said, “Before this event last year, the Holy Spirit highlighted a village where He wanted me to take the Gospel. But I kept resisting and giving all sorts of excuses. Then I came here and heard a lesson on joining the Holy Spirit in his mission—I repented and decided to obey!”

When Remi visited this village, he prayed for a woman with a severe wound. God healed her, and she surrendered her life to Jesus. This news reached the chief who objected to Remi’s presence, but then he also heard the Good News, accepted Christ, and soon, a church was planted with 35 new believers!

Alex’s Experience With Global Disciples

Alex, in Rwanda, commented on the role of Annual Equipping Events. “Every time I attend this event, I am encouraged and refreshed. My life has changed since I came to Global Disciples training, and our ministry has grown so much. Global Disciples equips us leaders for multiplication, and the strategy for mentoring is fruitful.”

In his testimony, he shared how his training helped them to continue multiplying during the pandemic, using small groups and house churches. In a recent outreach, his team saw 505 people come to faith in Christ!

Annual Equipping Events serve a strategic purpose in the Global Disciples approach to training.

A program director isn’t left alone to sink or swim. In fact, hey are built up, encouraged, blessed, prayed for, and renewed in heart, skills, and vision by attending these events. They experience God’s empowering work for the next season of training and outreach to least-reached people.

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!

There is something powerful about a mother on a mission. Mothers are amazing people, aren’t they?

God gives them hands to touch with love and strength, and feet to take them where they are needed most. Arms to embrace in love or lift the weak. Minds and voices to guide, direct, encourage, and correct. Eyes to see need and ears to hear another’s joys or sorrow. And hearts to love their families, their communities, their God.

God includes mothers in His amazing work to nurture their children to know and follow him and reach out and nurture new spiritual generations. As Global Disciples, we hear stories of mothers who are part of what God is doing to birth, nurture, and raise His children of faith.

Sarah is one of those mothers on a mission. She came to Christ as a teenager in Tanzania. She pursued her walk with Jesus as she matured. She married a young pastor, and they were blessed with several children. Together they planted churches along the coast, in a challenging Muslim region. Finances were difficult, and during a tough time, Sarah’s husband started an argument. He accused her of having a “poverty spirit”; and that he had not experienced “the blessing of God” since they married. Then he left her and their children.

Sarah was heartbroken; she and her children had almost nothing. Despite her husband’s cold words, she continued to hold onto the Lord, praying for His help. God answered, prompting her to study more. So, Sarah worked several jobs to feed her children and put herself through university. She became a teacher and enjoyed success in the city for a time.

Then she sensed the Lord leading her to take a teaching job in another region of Tanzania. It’s an area that is considered a center for witchcraft. People from around Tanzania and neighboring countries come to consult the witch doctors and practitioners. Even pastors come to seek help and sacrifice to “grow” their churches. Sarah believed the Lord wanted her there to make disciples and pray for people.

Sarah’s church cluster connected with Global Disciples and sent her to Discipleship training. She was equipped and then sent to start a discipleship-mission training program in this community steeped in witchcraft and spiritism.

God has opened doors, and Sarah is nurturing and equipping disciples of Jesus Christ. Her training program has become a church plant. Prayer is growing and it’s threatening the power of the witch doctors. They’re fighting back; Sarah is often threatened and opposed. The local authorities released her from her teaching job—not because of her performance but because of her faith in Jesus Christ.

This mother is on a mission—even if it means standing for Christ in a fiery furnace of opposition and spiritual warfare. We honor her as a woman of God and a spiritual mother to a new generation of God’s family in Tanzania.

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!

Jesus loves me this I know! Years ago in a university lecture hall, a student asked the well-known theologian Karl Barth if he could summarize his life’s work in theology in a sentence.

Barth replied, “Yes, I can. In the words of a song I learned on my mother’s knee: ‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’”

In a very different world, Sina discovered that same truth.

Growing Up in Rwanda

She grew up in Rwanda in a family of seven children. When she was 9 or 10, the terrible Rwandan genocide began. Her father participated in one of the many massacres and he’s still in prison. Sina fled with her mother to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. While there, she was raped and became pregnant.

When she returned to Rwanda, misunderstandings separated her from her mother, and Sina became a prostitute—so she could feed herself and her child. That was her life. 

One day, Sina met a group of people talking about Jesus and sharing God’s Word in her community. They were disciple-makers trained in a local discipleship-mission training program launched with the help of Global Disciples. And visiting Sina’s community was part of their outreach.

“I have never known anyone who loves me.”

As they talked with her, she asked if it were true—did God really exist? And if He did, did He really love her?

Because, Sina said, “I have never known anyone who loves me.”

“Jesus loves me.” This simple yet profound truth reached into Sina’s heart and touched her soul. She saw Jesus as the One who loved her so much that He died for her. And she surrendered to Him as her Savior. Now she says she has peace in her heart. And Jesus is beginning the work of transformation in her life.

So many people in our world are like Sina. The details of their stories may change but the reality remains: They need to know that Jesus loves them. That He laid down His life for them to give them new life here…and for eternity. That’s the message you and I are called to share today.

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!

In every corner of life, we are constantly making decisions, consciously or unconsciously, that shape our journey. But what if we told you live with a purpose that goes beyond just getting through the day? This is where intentional discipleship comes into play. In reality, it’s about living life with a purpose to impact lives and transform communities for Christ. 

So, are you ready to embrace the challenge? Are you prepared to let your life be a testimony of Christ’s love and teachings? Start the journey of intentional discipleship with Global Disciples right now!

1. The Importance of Intentionality in Discipleship

Intentionality is a critical aspect of discipleship. In fact, emphasising intentionality in the discipleship journey yields numerous benefits:

  • Focused Spiritual Development: Intentional disciples strive for continuous growth in knowledge and understanding of Scripture.
  • Deepened Relationships: An intentional disciple commits to cultivating close connections with fellow believers, mentors, and spiritual leaders.
  • Purposeful Ministry: Intentional disciples maximise the impact of their gospel-sharing and community-building initiatives, fulfilling the Great Commission and expanding God’s Kingdom worldwide.
2. Key Practices of Intentional Discipleship

Did you know, intentional disciples commit to a variety of deliberate practices designed to foster personal spiritual growth:

  • Daily Devotions: Setting aside regular time for personal prayer, Scripture reading, and reflection.
  • Mutual Accountability: Discussing personal struggles, and offering prayerful support encourages spiritual growth.
  • Serving in Ministry: Actively participating in local and global ministries allows intentional disciples to impact communities, and grow in their calling.
  • Mentoring and Discipling Others: Intentional disciples reproduce the life of Christ in new believers, multiplying followers and expanding His Kingdom.
3. Transformative Impact of Intentional Discipleship on Communities

Intentional discipleship bears the potential to bring about profound change within communities. Consequently, this is achieved through its commitment to embodying Christ’s love, pursuing peace, and promoting social justice:

  • Nurturing Community Growth: this leads to the creation of cohesive, supportive,and spiritually thriving environments.
  • Cultivating Reconciliation and Forgiveness: Healing divisions, and strengthening the social fabric of their communities.
  • Advocating for Justice: Intentional disciples engage in advocacy efforts to promote justice, equity, and fair treatment for all.
  • Alleviating Suffering: Intentional disciples respond compassionately to the needs of those in their communities, providing practical assistance in times of disaster or crisis.
4. Global Disciples Canada’s Commitment to Intentional Discipleship

Global Disciples Canada recognises the immense transformative potential of intentional discipleship in the lives of everyone. Their approach to developing intentional discipleship initiatives focuses on several core principles:

  • Training Local Leaders: Global Disciples Canada invests in identifying, equipping, and empowering indigenous leaders living near least-reached communities, facilitating culturally relevant and highly effective discipleship initiatives.
  • Contextualised Discipleship: By embracing the unique social and cultural aspects of different communities, Global Disciples Canada tailors discipleship strategies to maximize engagement and receptivity to the gospel message.
  • Holistic Ministry Development: Recognizing the need for sustainable, long-term impact, Global Disciples Canada integrates approaches to discipleship that address the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of individuals and communities.
  • Building Collaborative Partnerships: Connecting local churches, ministries, and believers working together, Global Disciples Canada nurtures a spirit of collaboration, leveraging resources, and expertise to bring about lasting change in the least-reached communities through intentional discipleship.
5. Your Role in Intentional Discipleship

This isnt limited to full-time ministry professionals or vocational missionaries. In fact, each and every believer has a unique role to play in embracing and modeling Christ’s love, Consequently, you’ll foster spiritual growth, and impact communities through deliberate discipleship. Some practical steps you can take include:

  • Invest Time and Energy: Commit to daily habits like prayer, Scripture reading, and reflection, ensuring that your spiritual growth is rooted in a deep and meaningful connection with God.
  • Engage in Your Local Church: Actively contribute to your faith community, whether through small group participation, volunteering in ministries, or supporting outreach initiatives.
  • Build Bridges: Seek opportunities to engage with diverse individuals in your community, modeling Christ’s love and fostering reconciliation, understanding, and respect.
  • Pursue Training and Education: Access resources, training programs, or mentorship opportunities to continually refine your knowledge and skills as an intentional disciple.

Did you know that embracing the path of intentional discipleship can lead to life-changing experiences? In fact, profound personal spiritual growth, and the transformation of communities around the world in this way. Also, believers can partner with organisations like Global Disciples Canada to expand God’s Kingdom and share Christ’s love.

Embark on Your Intentional Discipleship Journey

However, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. In reality, its about finding your unique path and purpose in Christ and using that to make a difference in the world. It’s about being motivated not by obligation, but by love for God and for people.

Are you inspired to take your spiritual journey to new heights through intentional discipleship programs in Canada? Your commitment and contribution to intentional discipleship will reignite your passion for Christ, enrich your faith community, and tangibly impact the lives of countless individuals seeking hope, grace, and salvation. 

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!

Prayer will change your life for good.

Yanick came in, walking with crutches. His legs, twisted and useless from birth, held his weight long enough to move his crutches one step forward. Then another. His friend had insisted he come to this meeting to be prayed for in the name of Jesus.

Born in a Muslim village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yanick had never met a group of Christ-followers. It was a small group.

Yanick was surprised to see several people he recognized. They talked about knowing Jesus, and a man taught from the Bible.

Yanick’s Story

Then someone asked Yanick if they could pray for Jesus to heal his legs. “Of course!” he agreed, but he nearly laughed at the question. After all, he had been born like this.

A short time later, Yanick walked out of the meeting carrying his crutches! And in the following days, he and many of his family and neighbors came to know Christ.

God does the impossible when we pray!

We hear stories like Yanick’s all the time. Miracles like this are quite common in places where people have never heard the Good News of Jesus.

Prayer And Global Disciples

As Global Disciples, we want all we do to be conceived, birthed, and carried out in prayer, believing that God transforms both our lives and the lives of others through prayer.

Transforming prayer takes us from self-centered, wish-list praying into a passionate pursuit of Jesus.

As we pursue intimacy with our Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit transforms our minds and reorders our priorities.

The Holy Spirit softens hearts, opens minds, and draws people into a relationship with Jesus.

Through prayer, God removes the blinders that keep people from seeing the light of the Gospel that displays the glory of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4). Prayer is foundational to any evangelism or mission effort.

Prayer, Fasting & Commitment

We regularly practice prayer and fasting within Global Disciples and with our partnering churches and programs.

On the first Friday of each month, our staff, leadership, and the programs we serve in 71 countries, are asked to fast and pray for the people and trainings affiliated with Global Disciples. It’s been our pattern now since we launched in 1996.

We facilitate prayer teams sent to areas with little Gospel witness that need spiritual breakthroughs. God has honored those intercessors as they stand in the gap on behalf of people isolated from the Good News of Jesus.

Prayer Transforms!

Some on our Global Disciples team set alarms on their phones for 9:38 A.M. and 9:38 P.M.—a reminder to ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers (Matthew 9:38). We ask for Jesus to fill us with his compassion for the lost.

In prayer, your lives and ours are transformed as we delight in being co-laborers with Christ in the mission to which we have been called together. What an honor! May we continue to grow in prayer and see God doing immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine for His glory (Ephesians 3:20).

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!

A story of Buddhist monks embracing the good news of Jesus.

A group of young Buddhist monks, dressed in their saffron robes, joined a local karate class in Sri Lanka.

Theo, one of the monks, was struggling terribly. In his efforts to find peace for his soul, he had become addicted to marijuana.

Nothing brought him freedom.

Theo finally approached Kasun, the karate master, for help.

Kasun had the peace and confidence that Theo longed for. Kasun’s demeanor went beyond the years of karate discipline and study—he had surrendered his life to Jesus Christ.

Unlocking Peace with Global Disciples

And he had received Global Disciples training there in Sri Lanka.

Kasun had moved to a village that was 100% Buddhist after his Global Disciples training. He decided to offer karate classes to create opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus.

The response was overwhelming! And that’s how he met Theo and introduced him to the Gospel.

Theo, this Buddhist monk with no true understanding of Christ, came to know Jesus as his Savior and Lord through Kasun’s compassionate witness and this karate class.

The Good News

Then he started proclaiming the Good News of Jesus! Since he was still wearing the robe of a Buddhist monk, it made the local people very angry. So, he recanted his vows to Buddhism, shed his saffron robe, and received the same discipleship-mission training Kasun had taken.

Theo then went back to his home village to share the Gospel. His family members and many others came to Christ. Some experienced physical healing in the name of Jesus. Others were delivered from evil spirits when he prayed.  

When Sri Lanka—an island nation the size of West Virginia—slid into a humanitarian crisis in 2022, and food and fuel grew scarce, Theo, Kasun, and other disciples of Jesus went to work to help their communities find food and basic essentials. They continue to seek ways to share Christ’s love to those around them, even at great personal sacrifice.

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!

“A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the LORD…’” (Isaiah 40:3‑5). Prayer changes everything. So what exactly is groundbreaking prayer?

Preparing the way of the Lord is critical if the Gospel is to penetrate regions still unreached with the Good News.

The influence of evil has been entrenched in many places for generations. When disciples of Jesus are few or nonexistent, Global Disciples affirms sending Groundbreaking Prayer Teams onsite to “prepare the way of the Lord.”

This is not a new approach.

In Luke 10, Jesus commissioned teams to go before Him and prepare regions for His ministry. These teams were called to pray—asking the Lord of the harvest to send forth workers—and to be a living demonstration of God’s kingdom and power where He had not yet been revealed. At the end of their assignment, Jesus described the impact of their ministry in the spiritual realm, saying, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18).

As we pray—with feet on the ground—we gain a heightened awareness of the nature and extent of the spiritual strongholds that blind and capture people’s spirits. Onsite prayer releases a deposit of faith in Jesus Christ into the land and the atmosphere of the area.

This past year, Global Disciples prayer leaders, program directors, and local intercessors undertook groundbreaking prayer in places like Indonesia, India, Mexico, Brazil, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Cameroon. Other trips included regions of Nigeria, Tanzania, and Myanmar.

When a prayer team in east Nepal conducted a regional Groundbreaking Prayer Trip, they prayed at a place known as Suicide Point. A tall tree overhangs a high cliff and many people have taken their lives by jumping from that spot. The intercessors prayed that this spirit of death would be replaced by life, and for salvation for the families grieving their lost loved ones.

From this high place, the prayer team could see surrounding villages. Our Global Disciples Program Director from the area pointed out that none of those villages had a church yet or even a small fellowship of believers.

The next day, the program director led a smaller team to one of the villages, to walk and pray and prepare the way for Jesus. “They met a lady called Rupa who was demonized,” our Regional Prayer Leader for Nepal reported. “The intercessors prayed and the demon left her. She gave her life to Christ. The Director and his team are meeting with her regularly.” Perhaps Rupa is the beginning of a new church in that unreached village!

Global Disciples currently has thirteen prayer leaders around the world, working to increase prayer groups and nurture movements in their region. The focus of these prayer groups is to give all people an opportunity to hear the love and truth of Jesus.

Groundbreaking Prayer is one strategy for which they are equipping prayer teams. Our Nepali leader said, “Please pray that all our prayer teams will organize Groundbreaking Prayer Trips locally.”

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!

So many people around the world face each day without knowing that God loves them. Or that His own Son, Jesus, died for them, and rose from the dead—all to give them hope and the opportunity to enjoy Him forever. How can we reach more people?

What can you and I do? Realistically, can we “reach least-reached people”? It’s a big question.

How can we reach the more than the 321 million Muslims of North Africa, and the Middle East—with little or no witness to Jesus Christ? That number of people is close to the entire population of the United States.   

What about China with 462 ethnic minority people who are considered unevangelized? There are only a few believers and churches within these groups. And only a small percentage of the 1.2 billion Han Chinese are followers of Christ. 

Then there are 1.1 billion Hindus in Nepal, India, and across South Asia. What can we do to point them to the one true God, among the thousands of Hindu gods? Or the 494 million people of Buddhist background, mainly in Southeast Asia, determined to find enlightenment—but never knowing Jesus, the Light of the World. 

Is there a way to reach the one-third of our world that is still waiting to hear the Good News of Jesus in a way they can respond? 

Yes, there is! We can work together to equip and mobilize the Body of Christ around the world. We can train and send out those who follow Jesus and who already live within reach of these unreached people groups.

These disciples have access to regions where North American Christians can’t go. But Muslims who have come to know Jesus can reach their people. Chinese Christians can. Former Hindus and Buddhists can share the freedom found in Christ with their people.

As Global Disciples, we focus on reaching those who have yet to hear the Good News of Jesus.

We believe one of the most effective ways to do this is by working with and through the global Body of Christ. Global Disciples work side-by-side with believers and indigenous churches around the world, we can be part of reaching those who have yet to hear the Good News of Jesus.

It’s a big job—a task that seems impossible. But with God, nothing is impossible.

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!

Every church in the world needs leaders who follow the way of Jesus. People with a vision for His mission, for church growth and to multiply discipleship-focused leaders.

As we work with churches to multiply disciples we also work to see leaders multiplied for these churches.

As Global Disciples, we see leadership development as absolutely essential to ensure that these new churches grow into healthy fellowships.

Thomas’s Leadership Development

Thomas directs a leadership development program in Zimbabwe, through his local church. They meet for about an hour and a half on Sunday afternoons. Some of the group comes from the other side of town. It’s a high-density area about 10 kilometers away.

Last year, as they met together and studied what it means to be a leader in the model of Jesus. Thomas said, “God did something in the hearts of these leaders. They began to feel God’s call to be leaders that ‘make things happen.’”

And part of making things happen was to plant a new church, in that heavily populated area of the city.

This new church is now led by three men from the leadership training, with an attendance of more than 30 people. With their location, and the vision to “make things happen” for the Kingdom, these leaders are anticipating much greater growth in the future.

Thomas said, “One of my hopes and prayers for our program is that we see leaders emerging who can take responsibility for our churches.”

The Importance of Planting Churches

And he talked about Matthew, another participant in the training. “He has been absolutely faithful in attending,” Thomas said, “and also teaches some of the lessons. This program has prepared Matthew for leadership. Through the progress and transformation that’s evident in his life, it seemed good to us and to the Holy Spirit to appoint him as a pastor in the church I’ve been pastoring, which strengthened our church.”

Planting churches, strengthening the Body of Christ, and shepherding good growth. This is what we see God doing through the many leaders as we seek to train and multiply them around the world. And for that we are grateful.

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!

When God gives a person a vision for the Kingdom, He may give him unexpected opportunities to influence others.

Andres leads a discipleship-mission training program in the Philippines.

He’s a long-time partner with Global Disciples and he’s seen God work through the disciple-making church planters he’s trained. He’s an enthusiastic mentor for those starting new discipleship-mission trainings. And recently Andres shared his experience and vision with a group of other church planters.

Andres: A Person Of Kingdom Influence

“We have 20 churches in our conference,” Andres shared, “but we have a dream that we will have 100 churches. Last year, we started 26 new fellowships!” While many of these fellowships are still small, that’s significant growth for just 20 churches—more than doubling in a year.

Andres said, “We have learned that if we seek to make disciples first, we will have a church. But if we try to start a church, we will not find disciples.”

They sent one of their disciple-making teams to neighboring Indonesia, to share the Gospel mostly with Muslims.

While they were there, they started some new fellowships.

Political Influence and Kingdom Impact

Andres has significant influence in another area—with local political leaders. “Our place is known for violence during elections,” he said, “and the Lord put it on our hearts to do something. So we called the candidates for mayor, and asked them to sign a covenant that they will not use violence during the campaign but campaign in an honorable way. And if they win, they will allow us to do a Bible study in their office.”

It worked—since all candidates signed on, the elections were held peacefully.

And then, Andres has led Bible studies with employees and leaders in local government, often using Global Disciples materials on leadership development. He said, “They’re not church goers but I have seen God’s hand on them. They embrace and respond to the Gospel message. We also have access to school teachers in our community and we teach them biblical principles.”

Like many others, Andres has the vision to take the Gospel to those still waiting to hear it, no matter where they are in position, influence, or geography.

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