Serving and Resourcing You to Make Disciples & Multiply Kingdom Communities for Christ Training & Releasing Trainers for Disciple-Making Movement
Do you desire to see and experience "church" the way it's described in the Bible without the encumbrances of lifeless legal structures, worldly marketing ploys, endless programs, flashy events and man-made systems to manage people?
Have you said this, or even heard this said in defence of the "church"? "God loves His Church despite all the wrong/bad things we see. It's ok, let's just be praying for the church" or "but you need covering".
If you have answered "Yes" to any of those questions, you are not alone and quite likely to have been through the trap of religion.
WHO WE ARE We are a group of sojourners with Christ, who have been journeying together for some years and have discovered so much about life in the Kingdom of God! You don't have to be part of us to learn. There is no network for you to join either, because we are not an organisation; but a body of relationally connected, kingdom-minded people, ranging from students, to businessmen, to pastors, church leaders, heads of Christian organisations, and missionaries who have discovered that God's kingdom goes beyond the typical expressions of church-as-we-know-it.
I) FRUITFUL DISCIPLESHIP SERIES (Recommended Training Time: 4 hours) "I have been a Christian for some time, but I feel stagnant and unfruitful. I have not been able to lead many to Christ and bear fruit for Him by making disciples. I want to obey Jesus and His commands. How can I BECOME A FRUITFUL DISCIPLE THAT MAKES OTHER DISCIPLES?" This series will help you to: >> Discover and walk in God’s purpose for you as a disciple of Christ >> Break down "Walls" that make you unfruitful >> Learn how to disciple wherever God has placed you (home, school, workplace, community, neighbourhood, etc.) >> Learn to be missional and multiply disciples for His Kingdom >> Make disciples who transform families and communities
II) FUNDAMENTAL LEADERSHIP SERIES ( Recommended Training Time: 3 hours) > REDISCOVERING THE KINGDOM OF GOD All over the world, God is awakening His people to His Kingdom. Many are beginning to ask, “What really is the Kingdom of God?”
From a historical perspective, if the Kingdom was taken away from Israel and given to us (Matt.21:43), what was it that God expected Israel to be or do, which they failed, which is now expected of us?
Jesus taught us to pray “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven” (Matt.6:10). That is not just a future event. God in fact, wants His will to be done on earth now. Paul tells us all things were made by Him and for Him and He came to reconcile everything so that everything would be brought back under His rule. The prophets Isaiah and Daniel also prophesied "the increase of His government" that would one day fill the whole earth.
The gospel or good news that Jesus preached is His Kingdom coming to earth - not merely salvation to go to heaven. Our will is we want to go to heaven, but God's will is for His Kingdom to come on earth!
Let's JOURNEY TOGETHER from "churchianity" to "kingdom", from the religion of "christianity" to life as a citizen of God's kingdom, from self-centredness and self-rule to being under God’s kingdom rule, so that we will see His kingdom being established here and now.
>> Church-As-We-Know-It (CAWKI) is not really the same as Ekkelsia! >> Becoming the Ekklesia that Jesus is Building >> Re-laying the true foundations of Christ >> Walk through the Bible to rediscover Ekklesia as Jesus wants it
III) FLOURISHING MINISTRY SERIES (II fundamental leadership series a requirement before this) > "4:11 Ministries" sessions (Part 1 intensive: 4 hours /Part 2 extended interactive: +4 hours on 2nd day) Do you desire to see God’s people empowered to do the work of the ministry and see the Church of Jesus Christ come to maturity of stature? Do you desire to see the unity of faith happen to the body of Christ?
God’s word in Ephesians tells us that this can only happen when the gifts of Christ - of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher (APEST) according to scripture in Eph 4:11, are released to train and equip the saints to do the work of the ministry. What we see today in the Body of Christ are individual parts functioning in isolation but are not joined together. Is it possible to see the APEST gifts function together with unity and purpose?
What does an apostle look like in our time and age? Is it possible that the APEST gifts can be exercised today to empower God’s people to see His Kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven?
“4:11 Ministries" sessions will help disciples of Christ: > Understand the APEST gifts – the functions, characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of each gift. > Identify your gifts and how to grow in all five. Discern counterfeit expressions to avoid. > Appreciate one another’s gifts and the importance of walking together with others who are different through organic kingdom relationships and communities, so that the fullness of Christ can be expressed. > Learn how these gifts can be an expression of Christ in the context of everyday real-life. The following are ONLY included in Part 2 interactive: >> Growing in the Apostolic and Prophetic functions, laying an apostolic- prophetic foundation in ministry for disciple-making multiplication and movement >> Discover how a team can function together with the different gifts in your culture and context