About Us

As Global Disciples,

  • OUR VISION is to see every person have an opportunity to choose and follow Jesus Christ.
  • OUR PRAYER is that disciples of Jesus Christ, from many nations and vocations, will embrace this vision and do their part.
  • OUR MISSION is to make it possible for clusters of churches to multiply Christ-like disciples and locally-sustainable fellowships among least-reached people.
  • OUR CENTRAL FOCUS is to equip leaders selected by their churches to multiply Christ-like disciples, who multiply churches among least-reached people.
  • OUR PHILOSOPHY is that local expressions of the Body of Christ in close proximity to least-reached people are best able to reach them—and we all can help.

Our History

In November 1995, leaders from several discipleship and mission training programs met for a day of prayer and fasting. Drawn together by a common mission, each also shared a common desire: to respond to the need expressed by clusters of churches worldwide to provide discipleship-mission training for their own young people.

As the Holy Spirit moved, these leaders began to see that the barriers separating them and their ministries from each other had fostered competition and pride instead of collaboration. Through confession, brokenness and prayer, God birthed Global Disciples and the initial training model now known as Global Disciple Training (GDT). Since then, Global Disciples has added training for trainers in small business development (SBD) and leadership development (LEAD).

Today, Global Disciples has grown to serve in partnership with over 990 church organizations, fellowships, or denominations in 46 countries, providing training which enables them to equip and send out their own mission workers to multiply Christ-like believers and plant new, locally-sustainable fellowships and churches. The global nature of our ministry is also reflected in the 26 nationalities represented in our facilitators, trainers, and support staff.

Our Core Values

Intimacy with Jesus. Who we are and what we do flows from our relationship with Christ.

Trusting Relationships. Building trust with our co-workers, partners, and donors is essential.

Risk-taking Obedience. Obeying Christ requires the courage to risk all for our God-given mission.

Unwavering Integrity. Being authentic, accountable, and truthful in our words and actions.

Serving with Humility. Modeling the way of Jesus is our goal, living selflessly for God’s glory.

Transforming by Prayer. We want our work to be conceived, birthed, and carried out in prayer.

Our Statement of Faith

Global Disciples serves to equip, connect and facilitate cooperation in the global Body of Christ among clusters of churches focused on reaching those least-reached with the Gospel. We help develop locally-sustainable discipleship-mission, small business and leadership training, rooted in commonly held commitments to:

  • Glorify God, the Creator and eternal Lord of the universe.
  • Exalt the only Savior and risen Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
  • Rely on the Holy Spirit to teach, convict, comfort, and empower.
  • Accept the Bible as the divinely inspired, authoritative Word of God.
  • Demonstrate love in our relationships with those in the church, the Body of Christ.
  • Show love for those without Christ through lives of compassionate service, wholesome relationships, and a clear evangelistic witness.
  • Honor the sanctity of human life from conception to death, understanding we are created male and female, in the image of God.
  • Live in sexual purity, whether single or in a marriage of a man and a woman.
  • Pray and work diligently to see the Gospel spread to all peoples in anticipation of the glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

As grateful recipients of God’s grace, we always seek to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). In each area of responsibility, we want to seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). Our theological understandings flow from the believers’ church tradition and we embrace the Lausanne Covenant and the Manila Manifesto.[i]

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ our Lord.   

1 Corinthians 3:11

 

 

[i] The Lausanne Covenant and Manila Manifesto are available upon request from: info@GlobalDisciples.org

 

 

Your Gift Empowers

the Body of Christ to Reach

the Least-reached!

Your monthly donation at Globaldisciples.org/donate will fund more training opportunities to reach the least-reached.