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Mid-Atlantic Region. By Missionary Jacob Lee Dr. Richard Anderson Shepherd Steve Haga. Mid-Atlantic Region. Introduction of Mid-Atlantic Chapters Case study in a large ministry perspective Case study in a small ministry perspective Conclusion. Mid-Atlantic UBF Chapters.

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Mid atlantic region
Mid-Atlantic Region

By

Missionary Jacob Lee

Dr. Richard Anderson

Shepherd Steve Haga


Mid atlantic region1
Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Introduction of Mid-Atlantic Chapters

  • Case study in a large ministry perspective

  • Case study in a small ministry perspective

  • Conclusion


Mid atlantic ubf chapters
Mid-Atlantic UBF Chapters

  • Pennsylvania – Penn State, Lehigh, Shippensburg

  • Washington area – UMCP, Towson, Johns Hopkins, UMAB, UMBC, George Mason, Georgetown

  • Southern Area – North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, University of Tennessee, Georgia Tech















Ii case study from a large ministry perspective
II. Case Study From a Large Ministry Perspective


Washington chapter case study
Washington Chapter Case Study

  • Focus on a few examples that illustrate:

  • How the ministry can help young sheep to grow

  • How we can remain strong disciple makers


3 years ago
3 Years Ago

  • Many shepherd families had left

  • Sunday Worship seemed mostly Korean and mostly middle-aged

  • We began to pray

  • We prepared the environment by starting message council meeting


God answered our prayer
God Answered Our Prayer

  • Several Shepherdesses received personal calling to be disciples of Jesus

    • Formed the Chosen Generation Dance team

  • 2nd generation began to play an active role in the ministry

    • CBF ministry

  • This made a good environment for sheep

But there was a generation gap

  • Old wineskins versus new wineskins


Ydj y oung disciples of jesus
YDJ (Young Disciples of Jesus)

  • 3 teams of 8-16 people each

    • Friday meetings with praise music, testimony sharing and group bible study

    • Young Bible teachers solve generation gap

      • Alpha Team – John L./Steve H., David Park Jr.

      • Beta Team – Jenifer R., Mahmia R.

      • Gamma Team – Mary J., Augustine Park

  • Special event training

    • Dance, Drama, Singing & Praise Team, Message

      • built co-working vessel



Vision for ydj
Vision for YDJ

  • To become stewards of the ministry

  • To grow as MDJs (Mature Disciples of Jesus)

  • To have world mission vision

  • To be missionaries


Mid atlantic region

Young Disciples of Jesus (YDJ) Mission Statement

We are soldiers of Christ Jesus with the desire to please our commanding officer Jesus Christ. We are called to obey His commands, expand His kingdom and serve His world mission command.

We pray to be faithful to attending Friday testimony meeting, to share sincere testimonies and participate in group Bible study so we may grow through God’s word.

We pray to have a personal relationship with Jesus through Daily Bread writing, personal prayer and Bible reading.

We pray to grow to be Bible teachers and disciple makers by starting to feed one sheep.

We pray to serve Jesus’ world mission command by going out to a foreign country as short term missionaries for at least one year.

We pray to know Jesus and imitate Him so we can grow in His image

This certifies that

Steve Wayne Haga

is a member in good standing

Date Signature


Mid atlantic region

Young Disciples of Jesus (YDJ) Mission Statement

We are soldiers of Christ Jesus with the desire to please our commanding officer Jesus Christ. We are called to obey His commands, expand His kingdom and serve His world mission command.

We pray to be faithful to attending Friday testimony meeting, to share sincere testimonies and participate in group Bible study so we may grow through God’s word.

We pray to have a personal relationship with Jesus through Daily Bread writing, personal prayer and Bible reading.

We pray to grow to be Bible teachers and disciple makers by starting to feed one sheep.

We pray to serve Jesus’ world mission command by going out to a foreign country as short term missionaries for at least one year.

We pray to know Jesus and imitate Him so we can grow in His image

This certifies that

Steve Wayne Haga

is a member in good standing

Date Signature




Maintaining disciple makers
Maintaining Disciple Makers

  • A disciple maker must have the heart of Jesus (Jn 10:4-5)

    • Sometimes MDJs left because we did not act like Jesus

      • Assumed they were OK without a personal Bible teacher, as a result, didn’t pray for or encourage them

      • Gossiping

      • Not training them and giving them vision

  • We must remain young and full of vision

    • Senior missionaries are taking Spanish classes

  • Have an open mind for the work of God

    • Help sheep from other fellowships

    • let other people help your sheep

    • Don’t limit God


Iii case study in a small ministry perspective
III. Case study in a small ministry perspective


Small ministry perspective
Small Ministry Perspective

  • Main Challenge:

    • Too few coworkers

  • Consequences

    • Long time to establish even one disciple

    • “I am a failure!” syndrome

    • Loneliness, nostalgic memory of larger parent chapter.

    • Too few coworkers, too many crosses.

    • Too busy to get to know each other outside of meetings


Small ministry perspective1
Small Ministry Perspective

  • Positive Result: To overcome these challenges, shepherds and missionaries often must become spiritually stronger than in larger ministry

    “Only the strong survive”

    “If it doesn’t kill me, it will make me stronger”


Small ministry perspective2
Small Ministry Perspective

  • “Only the strong survive” mentality

    • My own experience (Balt 1)

      • Supplementary personal Bible study

      • Self-designed program to plant spiritual vision in potential disciples

    • PA State

      • Close coworking relationship between two American families

      • Dr. Joe Schafer supported the career of coworker Dr. David Lemmon and for his Ph.D./Bible student

      • Started Sat AM Bible Club for children, Sun AM children’s worship service

    • Shippensburg, Lehigh, Balt 2


Small ministry perspective3
Small Ministry Perspective

  • Negative Result: Sometimes coworkers give up and leave, or just try to survive.

    Q: “What can we do to strengthen Mid-Atlantic coworkers so that disciples can better be raised up in small ministries?”


Small ministry perspective need for networking
Small Ministry Perspective: Need for networking

  • College Park Abraham Team (Brogie, Hollinger, Woods, Morkre, Haga, Keenan, Glenn, Sambuco, Anderson)

    • Monthly meetings provided time to pray and hang out together

    • Group study at conferences made deeper bond of understanding

    • Promotes friendships beyond basic mission responsibilities

  • College Park Training Programs (Balt 1, GMU)

    • Monday MBA, message council, discipleship training seminar

      (“Great encouragement for the messenger and the ministry through better quality messages” – Sh Paul, Balt 1 director)

  • Connections with other chapters are still lacking

    (e.g. shepherds at Balt 2, NC St, etc. “Who is at Balt 2?”)

  • Other small chapters

    • UTK (“We traveled 600 miles.”)

    • VA-Tech (“Thank God for the Spring conference!”)

    • Atlanta (“Sometimes we feel very lonely”)

    • Shippensburg (“When is the next conference?”)

    • Lehigh (“We need more coworkers!”)


Small ministry perspective need for networking1
Small Ministry Perspective:Need for Networking

  • Inter-chapter networking is a promising way to strengthen Mid-Atlantic coworkers so that disciples can better be raised up in small ministries

    • Visiting by car especially during the summertime (e.g., UTK, Lehigh, VA-T, PA St, etc)

    • Shepherds from Balt 2, Pa St., etc can visit for Abraham Team meetings

    • Joint conferences (e.g. Summer 2002)

    • Letter-writing, email

    • Cell phone (unlimited nights and weekends)


Concluding suggestions
Concluding Suggestions

  • Develop a student-centered ministry with ongoing training programs.

  • Develop programs for MDJ.

  • Reinforce inter-chapter networks.

  • Develop a regional framework with a full-time regional director.