Disciple Making Movements

Missions

Moldova Report
June 28 – July 13, 2017

Friends,

Over the last several years, I have had the privilege of traveling quite a bit. The purpose has been to introduce some of Jesus’s disciples around the world to our Stories of God disciple making strategy. The people I am working with have yielded their lives to the Holy Spirit’s empowerment to create disciple making movements where they live work and play.

A disciple-making movement is a self-replicating group of disciples of Jesus Christ that extends to at least fourth spiritual generation. This model is based on 2 Timothy 2:2.

Paul discipled Timothy. Timothy identified faithful men to disciple based on their commitment to disciple others.
 
Admiral’s Academy
I have just returned from a sixteen day trip to Moldova. The first couple of days were invested in the lives of Nick and Uliana Morari. The Moraris live in Chisinau, the capital. We first met Nick through Wayside Chapel, our home church. A partnership has since been forged between Disciple Daily and the Admirals Academy, the basketball ministry they founded five years ago.
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Disciple Nations2 Timothy

Jesus’s first disciples were trained to make disciples who make disciples. He initiated the first disciple making movement by modeling the reproductive lifestyle His disciples  were to employ. His training entailed much more than the transference of information from Him to them. His was a balanced methodology. As Jesus reframed their understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures, known to us as the Old Testament, they were expected to obey what His training demanded. According to Acts 1:8, they were to create disciple making movements starting in Jerusalem, extending from there into Judea and Samaria, and finally throughout the rest of the world.   

Nothing has changed in what God requires of those who follow Him today. And yet, over the last 2,000 years much of the Church has adopted a different definition for the word “disciple”. Today, we have taken the focus off of obeying Jesus’s directive to make more disciples. The focus is on making our own lives better. That is a by-product of belonging to the Lord, but not the main objective. I wonder how it strikes Jesus when we proclaim with our actions that “it’s more about me than it is
about Thee”?


Disciple Making MovementsSo Old It Seems New!

Disciple Daily is a network of individuals who collaborate with others around the world to intentionally initiate Disciple Making Movements. Also known as DMMs, disciple making movements are driven by rapidly reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ. The momentum that this creates can sweep through previously unreached or unchurched areas in a relatively short period of time. Discipling, the equipping and coaching new disciple makers, is based on a system of personal discovery of God and determining His will from the Bible. This should be coupled with a highly intentional commitment to one’s own immediate personal obedience. This approach to leadership development produces highly committed men and women with the character and skills to produce a new kind of leadership that fosters a new level of Kingdom impact. The people we are meeting and working with are believers in Jesus who are reclaiming and adopting the biblical definitions and practices of His first disciples. Some of these DMM initiators are here in the West. Others live abroad. Many of these disciples live in restricted or closed access areas.

Over the last several years, Disciple Daily has begun working alongside a network of disciples who use sports as a gateway to disciple making activity. We work together within an open source community. We hold all things in common, following the example of the earliest Church as seen in Acts 2:44-47. It is so refreshing and exciting to be around this group, learning and serving together. 

Now, let us introduce you to SportQuest of Ukraine and the Admirals Basketball Academy in Moldova. These are just two of our many network partners!  

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