Heart and Vision

Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ involves change, as you’ll learn with this new Global Story

Welcome to “The Global Story,” a weekly glimpse into how God is at work through the global Body of Christ. This is Galen from Global Disciples.

Becoming a disciple is a process of transformation. A change in heart, in mind, in vision, in purpose—all under the work of the Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus.

A disciple of Jesus is [about] more than just following Him. It’s about being made over in the likeness of the One we follow.

Global Disciples helps churches around the world to develop discipleship-mission training this life transformation as a goal. Becoming like Jesus…and then seeing people as He does. It’s a change of heart, a change of vision.

Suresh directs one of 75 discipleship-mission trainings we partner with in Nepal. And he spent some time talking with those he trained, to see what work God was doing in them.

First, he saw that many had no prayer life, no time studying the Bible, but now they know how to do it, and they were committed to making it part of their lives.

One young man told Suresh, “I used to read the Bible but I did not understand it. But now I see that God speaks through His Holy Spirit to show me the meaning of what I read.”

One of the women said, “I used to think I knew everything I needed to know; but in this training, I realized I need to learn many things yet! I have learned a lesson in humility.”

Suresh reports, “Our training not only helped these participants to share the Gospel, but it also created a heart for lost people in them. Before, they had no concern for sharing the Gospel. Now they see that God has called them for this ministry.

“They told me, ‘People are created for God’s glory, but they have turned away from Him. So we know God has called us to this ministry of reconciliation.’”

A change of heart and a change of vision—this is the transformative work of the Spirit in building, strengthening, and multiplying disciples in Nepal, and around the world. And even right where you are.

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