Equipping People to Reach Their Nations
As we engage in conversation with churches that are interested in our services, we always want to know what vision they have for reaching least-reached people. We are not there to do the work for them, but to help equip their own gifted leaders to do the teaching, training and coaching for their near-culture workers. Together we learn and grow.
The Global Disciples Approach
We train ordinary men and women to share the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches among least-reached people.
A local church cluster selects a director.
The director annually trains 15 disciples makers.
These 15 disciple makers reach 71 new disciples.
This results in three new churches planted, with an average of 25 new disciples in each church.
We see three aspects of training as interlocking parts in a greater strategy to multiply disciples and churches among least-reached people. A group or cluster of churches can start with one and add the other two. When all three trainings work together, we see the most significant and lasting multiplication.
Discipleship-mission training prepares the disciple to go to a least-reached people group, make new disciples, and plant a locally sustainable, new fellowship of believers.
Small Business Training
Small business training provides the church planter with a means of support. It also gives him or her an identity—or reason—to be in a community unreached with the Gospel.
Leadership training ensures that the church planter and the new fellowships established will grow and mature spiritually under Christ-like leaders and mentors.
All discipleship-mission and leadership programs are owned and operated by indigenous local churches. Global Disciples requires at least 3 churches to launch and fund a training program. This promotes local accountability, increases potential for support, and broadens the level of engagement. Program directors and trainers are selected from the supporting churches and then trained by Global Disciples.
The discipleship-mission and leadership model can be reproduced by those who’ve participated in the training. So graduates who plant churches can reproduce the discipleship-mission training with the new believers in their churches. They then equip and send out a new wave of disciple-making church planters. A growing number of Global Disciples-affiliated programs now have second and even third generation programs. This facilitates rapid multiplication and increases impact.
The goal is that every program will be sustainable through the resources of the local church cluster which owns and operates it. The cluster provides at least 55% of the training expense starting the first year. For three years, Global Disciples offers a decreasing percentage in seed funds each year. By year four, local resources fully support the training.
Discipleship-mission and small business development trainings use this track to sustainability; leadership development programs are self-funded from the beginning.
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