How do we as believers respond to the heightened racial tension in our country today? Freedom in Christ Ministries believes that our spiritual identity, not our ethnic or racial identity should guide our conversations. Learn how your identity in Christ informs and enables you to have conversations about race and experience for your self what Freedom in Christ is all about.
Susan Freese (founder and president of All In Ministries International) talked to us about healthy short term missions. You can more wisely steward your short-term missions to make a long-term impact with one addition: discipling indigenous women. Worldwide women believers do not know they are loved, valued, or have a divine purpose of enjoying God and exalting Him by making disciples. When you intentionally invest in local women—they are radically and fundamentally changed. They’ll risk their lives to spread the gospel to their families, communities, and closed spaces. That’s because women are "keepers of religion" in many cultures—yet few people invest in women.
Susan Freese (founder and president of All In Ministries International) spoke about launching (or re-launching) thriving women's ministries. To encourage and equip women to fulfill their part in the body of Christ requires intentionality. Women's ministry in the local church is not meant to be superficial or siloed. With your support, women's ministry can be one of the most evangelistic, disciple-making drivers of the local church. That’s because in single-gender environments, women feel more comfortable asking questions, volunteering, and sharing their faith.
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Dr. Carl A. Williamson (Assistant Professor, Endowed Chair of Discipleship and Church Planting at Harding University) shares a proven model for discipleship that can be used in a variety of settings and places and is simple enough for anyone to get started right away.
S9 Ep. 90 - Disciple Making Principles for the North American Church Part 2 (feat. Shodankeh Johnson and Paul Huyghebaert)
This is Renew.org's third track session at this year's National Disciple Making Forum and a continuation of the conversation between Paul Huyghebaert (lead minister at Grace Chapel Church of Christ) and Shodankeh Johnson (part of the Core Team of New Generations) about disciple making movement principles. Shodankeh shares amazing stories of church planting and disciple making movements in Africa while Paul describes the practical things his church has implemented to get the ball rolling here in North America.
S9 Ep. 89 - Disciple Making Principles for the North American Church Part 1 (feat. Shodankeh Johnson and Paul Huyghebaert)
This is Renew.org's second track session at this year's National Disciple Making Forum. In this episode, Paul Huyghebaert (lead minister at Grace Chapel Church of Christ) interviews Shodankeh Johnson (part of the Core Team of New Generations) on how the North American church can adopt disciple making movement principles to see a movement break out in the States. Shodankeh shares key insights that we can use today.
This is Renew.org's first track session from this year's National Disciple Making Forum. In this episode, Donnie Williams (lead pastor of Lifepointe Church) teaches on what his church has done to switch from a more attractional model to a Bible centered model. He discusses what it looks like to combat culture's leanings though sound biblical teaching and Discipleship.
A child’s worldview is developed at a young age. Parents can and need to be present during this process along with partnering with church leaders to help disciple their children. Matt Markins (president and CEO of Awana) gives us some practical tips for raising up children who faithfully follow Jesus.
With the dramatic shift in technology and American lifestyles compared to the past, Matt Markins (president and CEO of Awana) describes some "old maps" of doing things compared to the new ways of dealing with the difficulties that children face today.