“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20

“The Master Worker chose humble, unlearned men to proclaim the truths that were to move the world. These men He purposed to train and educate as the leaders of His church. They in turn were to educate others and send them out with the gospel message. That they might have success in their work, they were to be given the power of the Holy Spirit. Not by human might or human wisdom was the gospel to be proclaimed, but by the power of God.”

Ellen White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 17.

Jesus spent over three years living and working with 12 men. He showed them exactly what it was like to work for God through the power of the Holy Spirit. Then He called them to join Him in the work of disciplining others.

Today, Scripture is calling each of us to be disciples of Christ who invest in the process of church growth.

Disciplining is a vital part of continual renewal and growth.

To develop this discipline we:

  • Understand the true Biblical meaning of a disciple.
  • Discover how to nurture an environment that creates disciples and disciple-makers.
  • Explore the Biblical keys for effective discipleship.
  • Learn how to overcome the challenges of nurturing disciples in today’s culture.

“The disciples were to go forth as Christ’s witnesses, to declare to the world what they had seen and heard of Him. Their office was the most important to which human beings had ever been called, second only to that of Christ Himself. They were to be workers together with God for the saving of men.”

Ellen White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 19