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Church Leaders Briefing - Norwich
EAST, 23 September 2014
A church with growing, fruitful disciples of Jesus is a growing, fruitful church that is making an impact in its community. Understanding how to make disciples, not just converts, is a critical issue for leaders.
Historically discipleship has been seen as “teaching Christians to behave in the right way”. But just “trying harder” leads to joyless legalism.
In every one of his letters to the churches, the Apostle Paul does not tell us a single thing about how to behave or what to do until the second half of the letter. Why? In the first half, he helps us understand who we now are and what we have in Christ. When we know that, the rest follows: we live for God not because we feel we have to but because we know Him and love Him.
Freedom In Christ Ministries has proven that this ‘identity-based discipleship’ is highly effective. Over 200,000 UK Christians in around 4,000 churches have been through our core resource, The Freedom In Christ Discipleship Course, and we have trained thousands of church leaders in Biblical discipleship principles.
You and other leaders in your church are warmly invited to this briefing event, A Strategy For Whole-Church Discipleship. In two hours, we’ll outline three key concepts for developing a church-wide discipleship strategy and introduce you to our core tools.
If you like what you hear, we’d be delighted to go on to work with you as you develop a whole-church discipleship strategy. We do not offer a “one size fits all” approach but love to help each church team identify the specific calling and gifting that God has given them and select the tools that are appropriate for their own situation.
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