The Great Commission
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28: 18-20).
The ultimate vision of the church world-wide and for your church locally will always be the fulfillment of the Great Commission. It is our mandate and our strategy. The great commission says we are to “Make Disciples”. We do that as we “go” (evangelize), “baptize” (identify with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection) and as we “teach to obey” (not just teach, but teach to obey. That means we must help people apply what we teach – that’s discipleship).
The Need to Change
If you continue doing what you are presently doing as a church, will you ever fulfil your purpose and reach your community for Christ? It is possible, but it may require some major restructuring in the way you presently minister to people. Why was the 1st century church so successful? They made disciples! They got close enough to people to be able to meet their needs effectively. Jesus, Paul and others have modeled for us how to make disciples. They discipled others in small groups and one-to-one.
The Need for a Growth Process
We are not suggesting that you add a small group and one-to-one ministry to your already busy church schedule. What you need is a system that will minister to more people, more effectively with less effort. You may need to restructure present ministries into more effective ministries that are meeting needs and making disciples.
The staff of Dynamic Churches International is committed to your success and the growth of your church. We can provide both training and resource materials to help you develop a growth strategy for your church.
Who do we train?
God has called us to serve His church by coming alongside denominations or mission organizations to help train their Pastors, Church Leaders and Church Planters. In each country our goal is to find qualified nationals (often these are pastors of churches we have served) or mission groups who are training local leaders. We are prepared to train these leaders to be Certified Trainers to serve the church.
Why are we doing what we are doing?
Today over 85% of the churches in our country are either plateaued or declining. Something is fundamentally wrong. Business as usual is not working. Pastors and church leaders lack solutions to address the confounding situations confronting them today. More of the same is not going to make a difference. The message of Jesus Christ is very relevant for the church and the world in the new millennium. We must however, chart a new course that intersects with the opportunity that lies before the church.