Disciple-making – God’s greater plan for His children
    July 12 2016 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

    Disciple-making is something that each one of us has been called to do in our everyday lives. God provides us with opportunities to be His witnesses wherever we are each day. He matures and transforms us into His likeness so we can lead others to the one who changed us.
     
    I hold fast to the belief that God will equip Christ-followers for ministry wherever He places them – He makes no mistakes. I am also certain of the fact that a person does not need to be a pastor or a missionary in order to be used greatly by God. In fact, when we are first introduced to some of Jesus’ apostles in the Bible, men whom Jesus used to spread His Good News throughout the earth, they were on a fishing boat. Regardless of our earthly vocation, God has a greater plan for all of us to become disciple-makers.
     
    Just next month, our state convention will be holding an event that is designed to help Christians grow in exactly that way. One Day West is an event that is dedicated to teaching our Baptist leaders how to become engaged in leading other Christ-followers to become disciple-makers. The goal of this training event is to support church leaders in their efforts to create a disciple-making culture that will impact lostness in our state.
     
    The event is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 20 at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville, and each conference will include numerous equipping sessions covering a variety of local church ministries.
    Cris Alley, who serves the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina as the strategy coordinator for the Triangle region, will address the overarching theme that our best life is a life that is lived God’s way.
     
    Modern-day disciple-making is all about heeding God’s call to listen to Him, becoming increasingly aware of the current state of lostness in our area. So many in North Carolina do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. God has chosen to strategically place these people on our path in life so that we might point them toward Him.
     
    I am so thankful for the wonderful God we serve and for the spiritual gifts He has given to His people. May we all be encouraged to seek out the lost and help them become mature followers of Christ.
     
    If you or your church would like more information about One Day West, please visit onedaync.com or contact Lauren McCall at lmccall@ncbaptist.org or (800) 395-5102, ext. 5628.
     
    One Day
    When: Aug. 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Where: Western Avenue Baptist Church, Statesville
    What: equipping sessions in Sunday School and small groups, children’s and youth ministry, worship and music ministry, women’s ministry, evangelism, special needs ministry, pastoral leadership and more.
    Cost: $15 early bird by Aug. 5; $20 by Aug. 17; $30 at door Aug. 20.
    Visit: onedaync.com
     

    7/12/2016 9:52:48 AM by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments
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