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Summary MAC Region Discipleship Ministry Border InitiativeMonterrey, Mexico May 17, 2006
The Great Commission Matthew 28:19, Jesus the Risen Lord: “While you are going MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations…baptizing them…teaching them to obey to obey all things I have commanded you.”
Making disciples is the heart of the Great Commission and the center of the mission of the church throughout the New Testament. PREMISE
Making disciples needs to be the heart of the ministry of the local church, all the ministries of the church should contribute to making disciples. PREMISE
The main function of the pastor is to be the chief trainer or disciple-maker and thus develop a group of disciples called a church. PREMISE
Intentional and continuous discipleship in the church is the indispensable foundation for the formation of leaders. PREMISE
Biblical discipleship is the multiplication system that motivates us to use small groups for spiritual and missional development of the church: necessary elements for planting new churches. PREMISE
The mission and vision of the MAC Region Discipleship Ministry is to create a system that provides each local church ... 1. • Biblical bases. • A basic strategy, that motivates a local strategy. • Accompanying, consultation and training (team of leaders). • Together develop materials, tools. • A place to share and improve the discipleship ministry. • Establish a solid base for leadership development.
II. Regional Discipleship Strategy Life-long Discipleship
Discipleship ABCDE The MAC Region has five levels of discipleship • Level A: approaching non-believers, pre-conversion and post-conversion • Level B: baptism to entire sanctification • Level C: consolidation (Sunday School, living the Christian life; life-long learning) • Level D: developing lay ministers, Entrance level to theological education • Level E: education in seminaries, Leadership School (professional ministry) Become mature, attaining to the full measure of the fullness of Christ --Eph. 4:13 E D C B A
III. • TC1 (Training Course, CC 1):Discovering my place in the local church • A training activity for all the laity in the local church. • Discover the gifts and ministry of each layperson. • Workshops of the different ministries are offered. • Services of inspiration and ministerial calling to all. • Leaders outside the local church are invited to collaborate in training for the different ministries.
IV. • TC2 (Training Courses, CC 2):Discovering the Committed • Training activity for leaders of the different ministries. • During a weekend trainers are trained in the specific ministries. Examples: NYI Camp MAS WMMAC COM (Camp de Orientation Missionary) SS ENSEÑAR
V. • CC3 (Training Course, CC 3): Consolidating the Ministers • A one year training program for lay ministers in each of the ministries. • Comprises 10 courses that are being developed along with Communications of the Region in videos/DVD format. • Has 4 general courses generals and 6 courses specialized in each ministry.
Our Need Entry Level of Theological Education (TR3) The benefits • Training the laity in ministry • 137,000 lay men & women • Close the back door • 5200 are lost each year • Facilitating the response of the many that are called • We need 10,000 pastors for 2010 Ten Routes of Advanced Training (TR3) • Ministry Concentration: • Compassion • Youth, NYI • Pastoral Ministry • Worship • Evangelism • Leadership/Admin. • Missions/NMI • SSM • Discipleship • Theological Education (Laity) • General Courses: • Nazarene Identity • Philosophy of Ministry • Bible Overview • Nazarene Theology
E D C B A The System in Action Entrance Level of Theological Education (TC3, CC3) 1 year Diploma/Bachillerate 3 years 1. Basic Level: Discipleship 2. Level of entry to theological education Licenciatura 1 year 3. Professional Ministry MA 1 year Dr Discipleship
Life-long Discipleship A, B, C, levels TC 1 TC 2 Saints specialized in ministry TC 3 Diploma / Bachillerate. For the work of ministry Equipping the saints Licenciatura. Masters Dr.
Other Ministries Discipleship Ministry CC1 A Partner with Region Field Levels of discipleship Local Church B CC2 Otros C CC3/D Discipleship E Theological Education
Available Materials in Spanish Serie Siguiendo a Jesús 1, 2, 3.Estudios Bíblicos para GruposFollowing Jesus Series1, 2, 3.Bible studies for groups(available in English). • Lecciones Básicas de Discipulado para Adultos y Jóvenes Discipleship Bible lessons for adults and youth
Lecciones Básicas de Discipulado para NiñosAmigos de Jesús: 6 LeccionesDiscipleship basic lessons for ChildrenFriends of Jesus, 6 lessons. Available Spanish Materials • Revista Jóvenes de DiscipuladoJóvenes Discipleship Magazine for youth
Available Spanish Materials Complementary booklets for Discipleship lessons• Compartiendo a Cristo Con mi Familia y Amigos Sharing Christ with my family and friends• Descubriendo a Jesús Cada DíaDiscovering Jesus every day• Diccionario Para Nuevos CreyentesDictionary for new believers• Historia y Ministerio de la Iglesia del Nazareno en el MundoHistory and Ministry of the Church of the Nazarene• Lo que Creemos los NazarenosWhat the Nazarenes believe• Unidos a la Familia de Dios United into the Family of God
Complementary booklets for the consolidation of the disciples• Cuatro Pasos Para Ser un Diezmero Feliz Four steps to be a happy thither• Recibiréis Poder You shall receive power Materiales disponibles
VI. Leadership Training: Million Leader Mandate EQUIP John Maxwell • Three years of training. • 6 workbooks of John Maxwell's materials. • Group training sessions every six months. • Each participant needs to train, with the same material that he/she received, 25 leaders to assist the next training seminar.
Conclusion Our Goal is to multiply disciple-leaders to extend the Kingdom of God around the world.
The First Church of Christians “Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.” Acts 6:7