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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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    Partnerships

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

  • Why Discipleship

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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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    Partnerships

    "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.

As Global Disciples, we help churches around the world to train and send out disciple-makers and church planters.

First, we train a leader, selected by their churches. And then that leader develops and directs a training program to equip and send out new disciple-makers to plant churches.

The training for these leaders examines the biblical components of discipleship, and how to develop a sustainable training program. And it includes practical outreach experience. If you’re training others to share the Gospel, it’s good to know how it works in real life!

At a directors’ training in Sri Lanka, the new directors spent an afternoon out on the streets. Following Jesus’ example, they were sent out two by two, seeking opportunities to talk with people about Jesus.

One team said, “We went on a prayer walk, and met a family of believers. They were discouraged, so we prayed with them and encouraged them in the Lord. We also talked to a man who knew of Jesus but was not walking with Him. We shared our testimonies and we encouraged him too.”

One director said, “We met a man, who was a witch doctor. He explained what he did and the power of his gods, but I shared that I am serving an Almighty God, who has authority over everything.” The witch doctor was stunned; he stopped and then turned away. He didn’t respond but a seed was planted in his heart.

Another pair stopped at a house and asked for water. Curious, family members gathered and one trainee began sharing his testimony and talking about Jesus. While the women were very interested, the husband was not happy. Despite this, the director said, “The family served us tea, and while we talked, another person came by and heard the testimony. He invited us them to come to his village too.”

The practical experience of doing what they had learned prepared these leaders to train others. And it’s fueled their vision for reaching people with the Good News of Jesus 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!

A disciple has a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ. And in our Global Disciples training, developing a right relationship with God, and with others is one of our essential themes.

At a Global Disciples training in Sri Lanka, God used this session to expose one of the greatest obstacles to good healthy relationships: A lack of forgiveness.

When we don’t forgive others or ask forgiveness for our own wrongdoing, it hinders our intimacy with God. He has forgiven us for everything—and He wants us to do the same with others.

As the Sri Lankan participants shared their experiences, one man said, “God showed me who I need to forgive including my parents and my sister. And I remembered my former church too—I need to ask them to forgive me. God shed his blood for me and He forgave me, so I need to forgive them as well.”

Another carried deep wounds from the past. But he said, “I see how God forgave others, and that I need to forgive. I see that when I forgive others, God will take care of it, and reveal everything. My hurt and my pain are in a storeroom and it sometimes comes out. I decided I need to clean out this storeroom, and when I go home I will ask forgiveness.”

One man mentioned a specific incident he needed to resolve. He said, “A person came to attack my father. I just wanted to kill that person. Now I need to talk with him, and go and ask him for forgiveness.”

The need to forgive, and to be forgiven is a problem we all share. It doesn’t just belong to these brothers in Sri Lanka where 26 years of civil war ravaged the country—pitting north against the south and neighbor against neighbor.

We all need to forgive. And when we forgive—and seek forgiveness—our relationship with God and others is renewed and refreshed, and we are free to be used by Jesus to reach more people with the Good News.

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!

As Global Disciples, we approach training as transformational. We want ordinary believers to be equipped with the skills or the know-how to share the Gospel and we want to see the Holy Spirit change their lives and empower them so they’ll be able to walk with Jesus as His disciple, and make disciples too.

A report from a discipleship-mission training program in Sri Lanka brought this home. A program director sent two testimonies from participants.

Inesh was a young man who wasn’t sure he wanted to do the training, but afterwards he said, “I praise and thank God for this opportunity. It improved my knowledge in God’s Word, and helped me develop my vision for sharing the message of salvation through Jesus.”

For Inesh, his time on outreach was also significant. “I became so happy when I met people and shared the Gospel message,” he said. “Some people accepted it, but some refused it and chased us away. But I thank God that I became closer to Him, and now I am happy to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with anyone I meet in my country!”

Ravina also finished discipleship-mission training with a story to tell. She said, “I grew closer to God, and He touched my heart through the Holy Spirit. I have the power to do ministry.”

For Ravina, her vision for reaching people expanded. “There are so many people who do not know Jesus in surrounding villages,” she said. “Now I have a burden to share the Gospel with them. And I have the courage to go house to house and tell them about Jesus Christ and His salvation. God is guiding me and using me for His mission work!”

Inesh and Ravina are only two of thousands of disciple-makers being trained and sent out through our partner programs. Yet they have experienced what many others have—a vision for reaching people with the Good News of Jesus, and the confidence that God has called and equipped them to do this work.

May their example inspire us confidently and boldly to share the Good News with those who are within our reach.