This 2nd annual disciple-making conference imparted deep revelation and practical insights for making and becoming an international disciple-maker. Disciple-makers from around the world shared insights from their own 20 plus years of experience.
I was able to share the message I’m passionate about, Noble Discipleship, which included sharing the purpose, phases, process, practices and the products of bringing a person to full maturity in Christ Jesus.
Speakers such as Rachel Ong who leads Trybe in a volunteer capacity (a youth development organization in Asia with 85,000 youth in Singapore and 80,000 in Taiwan plus other nations), shared her belief that every young person is destined for great things. Her full-time profession is a consultant at Rohei, an organization she founded in 2007 that has international clients. Rachel also serves on the board of Every Nation Church. She is a full-time disciple-maker in whatever capacity she serves. To find out more about the organizations Rachel works with see Rohei for her business Trybe is the volunteer organization she developed and she is a servant leader in Every Nation Church
Dale & Jan Crall were the hosts of the conference and the disciple-makers who shared the vision and personally discipled all of us who came back to speak at the conference. If was quite an amazing reunion to be back with friends who all had a common bond, we were discipled and have all gone on to become disciple-makers. We could all sense the one accord spirit among us. We are truly of one heart, and one mind and like the first century church we experienced the power that is released when people are in one place and in one accord. Find out more about this powerful ministry at SIUC Chi Alpha Website
Rueven and Yanit have taught the vision of disciple-making to the nations. They have been invited by city-wide pastors groups and national organizations to teach them the lost art of disciple-making for the past 35 years. He began his ministry after being in a discipleship group with Dale and a few other men who have become life-long friends. Here is what Rueven had to say about the conference.
The conference in Carbondale, Illinois was one of the greatest events I have ever attended. That is a powerful statement, I know, but it is sincere! Even the title thrilled me: “Discover the Nations; Making International Disciple-makers.” As most of you know, the Great Commission (in Matthew 28:18-20) has been at the center of our calling to the nations over the past several decades. We wholeheartedly believe that the Lord’s last command should be our first priority towards people. The Great Commission is carried out to the Lord’s satisfaction when it is motivated by the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:36-39). When we love God with all that we are, we will be able to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. A friend of mine once said: “If we do not love ourselves, our neighbors are doomed!” For eight days, I saw a wonderful demonstration of disciple-makers graciously serving the Lord and His people. Everything about this gathering had the fragrance of heaven! It showed me what it looks like when people willingly surrender ALL of their rights to God and serve without expecting appreciation. I saw the Kingdom of Heaven manifested in the lives of genuine disciples who are making disciples who are making disciples. These men and women are living extraordinary lives because eternity is written in their hearts and expressed in their service. I am changed and challenged after being in that environment. Thank you so much for praying for that conference. The 220 participants left excited and motivated to make disciples on the university campuses in their cities. With much love and appreciation from Jerusalem, Reuven & Yanit
Find out more about Rueven and Yanit’s ministry see Making Disciples Website
One of the speakers is making disciples in a part of the world where believers were first called Christians. Her life is her message and it reflects the balance of the Christian life. The balance of suffering and joy that glorifies the Lord.
Posted by Chris Hogan on Apr 07, 2010