THE  REAL  CHURCH

IS A CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS

HOW CAN YOU MINISTER?


YOU, ME -WE ARE THE CHURCH (PEOPLE) – A CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS, THE REAL CHURCH THAT JESUS CHRIST STARTED.
He is the founder, our Saviour and shepherd

And our purpose as a church is to be a community of genuine followers of Christ, who love God, grow spiritually and help others. We are dedicated to reaching outside the walls of the church building into the community and beyond with love, compassion and respect.
Our goal is to serve those in need; feeding people both spiritually & physically.

WHO CAN SERVE? - Any individual, men, women, children of all ages,bakers, milkmen, bricklayers, office workers, plumbers, teachers, managers, housewives, postmen, Farmers, gardeners, to name a few. Anyone and every one who has a heart to serve. From any part of the World. If we have repented, and become born again followers of Jesus then we are all appointed ministers, we are the church with different talents to go out and serve and bring others into the body of Jesus Christ. “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” (Romans 10:14).
BE A DISCIPLE MAKER
Be the answer to some of your own prayers. Recognize that sometimes, when God urges you to pray for a particular situation, He wants to use you to be the answer to your prayers about it. So, when you pray for the hungry, donate to a local food pantry. When you pray for the unborn, welcome single mothers and adopt abandoned children. When you pray for the poor, invest your time and or money in helping the poor programs.
Form disciples, not just believers. Aim to do more than just introduce the people in your community to Jesus. While evangelizing is important, it's also crucial to help people move beyond belief alone to actually living their lives in faithful ways. Mentor them to help them grow spiritually, and ask some believers who you respect to mentor you so you can continue to grow spiritually yourself. Be a disciple maker just as Jesus asks of us.
Jesus said: “ A new command I give you: Love one another as I loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13: 34 – 35.

So Friend, as God's Children we are to love and help one another. After all, one doesn't have to travel very far to find someone in need. Someone who is sick, friendless, or homeless etc., for many maybe found in every Town or City and every nation! Therefore it is written; offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms 1 Peter 4: 9 - 10
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS HOW DO YOU START A GROUP - All you need is one more person with the same interest and heart, this can be a family member, friend or someone from church. You can always get more interested people to join you as you go.

HOW MUCH DO IT COST TO START - Nothing! all your needs if it is clothing, food etc you can ask friends, family, other church members, work mates, etc. to donate unwanted clothes or a can of food of some kind. Some you will find in time will add a can or pack of food extra to their shopping list. You may want some leaflets printed and if you do not have a computer and printer maybe you have a friend who has. CAN I GO IT ALONE - Yes you can do what you want too, it is your ministry. But Jesus never sent His disciples out alone, it is far better with two or more people. It is much safer to go out in two's. You could even be in a large group and pair up to do different tasks.

CAN WE COLLECT FOR YOUR OVERSEAS MISSION AS WELL - Yes and we would be blessed with any help you can give for our mission. We are in great need of help as our resources are so stretched every month, and it is only with God's grace that we get through the month. Yes please we need all the help we can get There is so much more we can do with more funding, more clothing and more food coming in.

NOT ALL ARE POOR Everyone in the Community is not all poor, there are many old, sick, disabled, lonely, etc, etc. We need to reach out to everyone, everywhere.

WHY NOT FORM A GROUP OF TWO OR MORE OF YOU They can be a simple soup kitchen. What about a gardening club, where you go round helping people tidy their gardens. It can be an outings group where you take children from poor families or old people on outings or in some cases shopping trips. How about Prison visits, Hospital visits many lonely people here, Old people homes, got the idea. You can have a group that helps the old,sick, single parents with house work or even just a chat. Or house painting, or house cleaning, etc. How about taking teens camping? There are many single parents that need a helping hand at times. There must be others you can think of? What about street kids?or areas of prostitutes most of them have been forced into this Starting a group is a gift you give not only to yourself, but to the people in your community who want to deepen their ability to hear God's Voice in their lives as well or who are seeking help, advice, support and salvation. Your Chance to Serve God and others. Christian Community Outreach Activities

How about starting a Bible study This can be very rewarding and can be started with just two or three of you and then build on it. Very good way to make disciples. Why not start a home fellowship Another good way to make disciples, and if grows to big then divide. Many of these fellowships share a meal or snacks every one bring a little to share with other visitors.

Reaching children Adopt a School Some might adopt a school to serve and build relationships with the kids in hopes that they can also develop evangelistic relationships with the parents. Reaching the Homeless How about a group, addressing the needs of the less fortunate members of our communities by distributing water, food and other basic necessities to nourish the body in addition to spiritual support to nourish the soul. Through these groups you will have a significant and positive impact in the lives of those we have the opportunity to work with. You could expand on this in programs in an effort to better serve the homeless. One of the long term goals is to reach a point where we are able to open facilities by getting rent free unused building . These facilities will not be shelters but will be locations where homeless individuals will come to receive a free shower, wash their clothes and possible get a snack or meal. The groups could collect donations of good clothing, blankets, sleeping bags etc and distribute these items from these facilities. Along with providing access to showers, laundry and food these facilities, could be a place where individuals will pray and hear the word of God. Let it be a group that through our programs, we will have a positive impact on each of the individuals we have the opportunity to work with and help them improve their lives.

Reaching out to the Street Kids This is a great opportunity to bring some children out of their street environment into the church/home group environment where they can safely enjoy a meal with you and learn about the love of Jesus. Coffee Shop A Bible study group might decide to meet at a restaurant or coffee shop occasionally in order to open up pathways for conversations with the staff and any other interested person.

Meet to Pray for Others This could be meeting to pray for those in a particular ward of the hospital, or maybe meeting to ask God to show mercy to those with a court date that today, or really any form of interceding for another person’s needs. This may not give a lot of publicity, but God wants to see the sick healed and sinners forgiven, so when you line your heart up with His and ask Him to do the things He wants to see happen anyway, the community will be changed.

Local Nursing Homes This is also a great way to engage your youth, by letting those who are interested be in the plays and have fun with the shows, while also reaching out and serving those in the nursing home.
Water Give A ways These are pretty simple, but fun in the very hot weather. Get a group together, use bottled water, even put a Gospel tract on it with a rubber band and find a place to stand and be out of the way of traffic. Then, just hold up a sign saying “Free Water.”
Reach out to single parents It's tough for a two parent family to raise children. it's even tougher for a single parent. Time seems to run out before everything gets done. Never a break. The "to do" list seems to get ever longer. Action: Offer an evening or Saturday to help a single parent. That may include babysitting, fixing things, helping maintain a car, help cleaning the house, etc. Ask questions and be a good listener. Perhaps offer to pray. Make sure to continue to pray for them. Perhaps the Holy Spirit will prompt you to ask if they have ever heard the main message of the Bible, i.e. how to experience life to the full now and forever. They may be open to hearing the Good News and share if they show interest. [Note: men reach out to men, women to women to avoid misunderstandings.

Take left over dinner to an elderly neighbour.
If you have a family of four, cook enough dinner for five one night and deliver a plate to the widow next door.Your delivery helps you to get to know your neighbours better. And police promote knowing your neighbours as the best way to fight neighborhood crime.

Donate Clothing and Other Goods
All through out the world there are places to donate your unused clothing, shoes, blankets/quilts,toys, books, and other items. Generously giving of these items to help others is an easy way to serve God and declutter your home at the same time.You could also consider doing this for our mission work. We are in great need of any of the above items to help the very poor and needy in Philippines and India. Maybe you could run a collecting point for this service.
Hospitality - reaching out to the lonely Many people are lonely. They put on a good face of independence and pretend they have no need of others. There are others who have been hurt and are wary to make new friends. Strangely the greater the number of people the lonelier people become. Consider practicing hospitality. In Romans 12:13 we are encouraged (commanded) to be hospitable saying, "Practice hospitality." Make plans with a neighbour, fellow employee, another student, etc. to watch a game, play a table game or just invite them over for a cup of coffee. Helping Hand - serving with the heart of Jesus Who is someone in need of a helping hand? Someone trying to fix, mow, or clean up something. Have you thought of lending a helping hand in the past but 'find an excuse' instead. Making excuses will cause us to miss opportunities that God can use as we live with faith that is radical and daring. Faith that lets Jesus live through you as you serve others without seeking anything in return. Action: Pray to overcome excuses. Pray asking God to point out someone doing a physical task (fixing something, carrying groceries, moving in, etc.). Perhaps a neighbour, coworker or other acquaintance. Simply offer your help from a servant's heart. Even if they don't accept your offer, they will remember and it will build on the relationship you have with them. And it will allow Jesus' to develop His servant heart in you.

Hand Me Downs - cultivating the generous heart of Jesus You've likely heard, "one man's trash is another man's treasure"? Many of the things that are no longer useful to us may be just what someone else would love to have. As we think about meeting people's felt needs and letting that be a gateway to their spiritual needs use gently used items of (not junk) hand me downs to open the door for a potential spiritual hand me down. Action: This makes a good family activity. What do you have that you don't need but someone else could use and appreciate? Sports equipment, clothes, toys, an appliance, etc.? A friend of back in England bought his wife a new car as a gift, and they gave the one she was using away as a gift of love. Then them gather up (perhaps even some things you do need but the God's generous spirit in you frees you to include them too) and prayerfully seek the Lord in who to give them. It may lead to a spiritual conversation. Be prepared with a tract or ready to mention Jesus' generosity at work in your life to give glory to God and follow the Spirit at work. Prayer - intercede for your neighbours There is value in remembering the One who cares for everyone. God listens and is willing to move His loving hand in our lives and in our neighbourhoods. We need to seek Him to work in our neighbours lives as well as our own. We don't always know the best way to pray or love our neighbors. Asking the Lord is a good way to start. Action: Pray for five on your street. If you don't know there names, pray for individual homes. Be intentional to learn their names, family makeup, interests, etc. Pray for them to come into a personal relationship with Christ and ask God how you might be instrumental in helping them in this. Continue to pray for any specific prayer needs and building your personal relationship with them.

Hospitality - share a a little extra food Remember when Jesus multiplied the "fish and loaves" to feed the neighbourhood. Action: Making some cakes or pies or something you could make a little "extra". Perhaps you have a new neighbour. Or an elderly person or single parent that would appreciate your thoughtfulness to share it with them. Perhaps you might want to simply invite them over for a meal. Inviting people to a dinner is not that complicated....but it is commanded! "GO out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring the poor, and crippled and blind and lame. And the servant said, Sir what you have commanded we have done, and there is still room. And the Master said to the servant. "GO out to the highways and hedges and compel the people to come in that my house may be filled." Reaching out to Seniors - listen to experience Senior citizens have wisdom, truth and humility. Yet they are often neglected. They like to tell their stories, sharing from the heart. They appreciate visiting and enjoy the company of younger people. Focus on being willing to listen to someone who longs to be heard. Action: Find an older person and let them tell their story. Allow them to share when others are discounting them and their worth. Be quick to listen and slow to speak. If you don't know any seniors in your neighborhood, visit a care facility for seniors where you will find plenty of opportunities. And if you can, take a young child with you to guarantee a smile! Prison Ministry Jesus said, “I was a stranger, and ye took me not in:naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.”—Matthew 25:43 Ministering The Word to “The Least of These” in Prison. Internet Witnessing Jesus commands us ALL to be disciple makers.

Why not be cyber disciple makers to spend some of their free time online in chat rooms, posting in message boards, and creating web pages. Everywhere there is an opening, and if the door is shut pray and let the Holy spirit open it for you. You don't need to be a preacher or a computer whiz, all you need is an honest desire to serve Jesus. Anyone can do it! - We want to see teens and adults from all over and from all types of backgrounds, united for one purpose: To spread the Awesome Word of Jesus Christ and what He did for you and each one of us stick with them and build them into new disciples.
Perhaps you have been looking for that special way in which God would use you to witness. Maybe He is directing you now through this message to become a part of a gospel tract ministry. Why not begin today and let God use you to help lead others to Christ!
1. Success in witnessing is simply sharing Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God. There is no substitute for prayer.
2. Always have a variety of tracts available and be prepared to use them.
3. Look for opportunities to use tracts. Take advantage of every situation.
4. As in all things, be pleasant and polite in representing the Lord Jesus Christ.
5. Do not become discouraged if you see few decisions at first.
6. Distribute tracts plentifully and persistently.
7. Be sure to answer mail and telephone responses. Follow-up is an essential part of evangelism.
Suggestions For Conducting a Group Tract Ministry
1. Elect a overseer of Tract Evangelism to supervise the program.
2. Encourage workers to make definite commitments to this ministry.
3. Conduct initial training for all workers in how to witness with tracts.
4. Conduct regular prayer sessions for the program.
5. Obtain a wide variety of tract samples from different sources. There is a host of tracts for every occasion and every kind of spiritual need. Select appropriate tracts from among these and maintain sufficient quantity.
6. Set aside funds on a continuing basis, if possible, to assist in the ongoing expense of printing tracts or buying them.
7. Stamp all tracts with address and telephone number for follow-up.
8. Develop a follow-up, discipleship program for new Christians.
9. Have periodic meetings of all workers to share results and experiences. Keep records of decisions made "for Christ".
"Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest." Matthew 9:37-38 1. There is no certain time or amount of time required - just whenever the opportunity arises.
2. Tracts can be left anywhere or shared with almost anyone.
3. There are tracts for every occasion, for every need, and for every type of person.
4. Tracts can be distributed by anyone, regardless of age, sex, race, or education.
5. Tracts provide an easy way to "break the ice" or "open the door" to witness.
6. Tracts eliminate the problem of forgetfulness or uncertainty of what to say.
7. The message, since it is printed or on video, can be taken home, re-read or watched and studied.
Personal Evangelism: Jesus talking to the woman at the well (John 4) and Philip talking the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-40) are biblical examples of personal evangelism. This approach to evangelism is when one Christian evangelizes to one unbeliever or only a few unbelievers in a conversation. The unbeliever could very possibly be someone that you know very well or someone who is completely unknown to you before the evangelistic encounter. It’s amazing to see the Holy Spirit at work in this approach. Door to Door Evangelism: Door to door evangelism is an approach where a group of Christians will go from house to house in a neighborhood to share the Gospel and distribute Christian tracts. Jesus often went into other people’s homes during his own ministry (Luke 19:1-10). The most successful way I have found is an organised event and with groups of 2-3 people and a mixture of males and females. Gospel Tract Evangelism: The Gospel message shared in a tract which is a small booklet. Gospel tracts can be directly given to an unbeliever or left in a public place, like in a restroom or on a restaurant table. on a seat in the train or bus. If you tracts, it’s a good idea to have your church or your address, phone number or email address stamped on or affixed to the tract. Most Gospel Tracts have a section for this information on the back of the tract.

HOW TO MAKE DISCIPLES


“ If you love me, obey my commands” John 14:15


To invite someone to follow you as you follow Christ is not saying "I am perfect and have no flaw." Such a claim would be arrogant and false. But if I am "striving for perfection" and "seeking to conform to the image of Christ" then that attitude is worthy of imitation Philippians 3:12-16.

Before we start on this study, let us pray.


Dear Father, as we go forth to study this message, how the make disciples please guide us fill us with the Holy Spirit to be with us as we build our knowledge up to go out into the mission field to make new disciples so they to can go on and make new disciples and so on so we can help spread your message across the nations, in Jesus name we pray. Amen

THE MASTERS PLAN

Who is the master – It is Jesus Christ - To develop disciples we must look to Jesus as our example. First, He chose 12 men and committed to invest in their lives. He is not asking us to pick 12. We can have one at a time or a number this is up us you how you minister. You may be working as an Individual or as a group so numbers are different. Jesus and Paul did both. And don't limit mentoring to "one-on-one." Jesus mentored 12, sometimes 3, and on rare occasions, one. Train new disciples the way Jesus and Paul did.

Start by teaching loving obedience to Jesus. He said, "If you love me, obey my commands."  In His "Great Commission" He said to make disciples by teaching them to obey His commands. Such loving obedience enables disciples and His church to multiply.


1. We are called to make disciples, not just converts.

2. Pray practice intercession, daily family and personal devotions

3. Disciples are made in intimate, accountable relationships.

4 Discipleship is a process, not a program.

5. Making disciples involves helping another learn to obey all that Jesus teaches and commanded.

6. Evangelise and confirm repentance without delay with baptism

6. Making disciples occurs as each person assists others in their commitment and growth to Christ Jesus.

7. Making disciples includes helping others grow in God’s Word (Studying the Bible,) fellowship together where possible, and in prayer.

8. If doing it on the internet, always check your mail often in case your new disciple needs help or answers.

9. Be ready to pick them up if they fall, none of us are perfect some fall and this can be many times, but a true teacher of Christ will stay with the new Christian and do their best to continue to pick them up, dust them down and continue in the making.

10. Best place to start is in your home. So as you consider how you accomplish the great commission in your family, look no further than following the example that Christ provided for us. The following are but a sampling of the witness Jesus has given us in the New Testament that we can model and share with our loved ones including our children as we live life together. Jesus instructed his disciples on many truths of life through parables. We also can teach these truths to our family and friends through the life experiences we share.

 

THE GREAT COMMISSION

Our resurrected Lord appeared to His disciples in Matthew 28:19-20 and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.”

This is known as “The Great Commission” because it was Jesus’ final mandate to the Church (His people). It displays the heart f God for His Church.


TO MAKE WE MUST FIRST BE A DISCIPLE

To make a disciple however, one must first be a disciple. Only disciples can make disciples. We reproduce what we are.

Deciding to be a disciple of Jesus is the most important, and the best decision you could make in your life.

I believe that making disciples should be the work of all believers. The Great Commission it is a command for all Christ-followers.  No one is excluded. Whether one is a hotel Cook, schoolteacher, construction worker, pastor, bank manager, politician, or stay-at-home mom, young person, old person, office worker, house builder or whatever, the priority of their life must be to train other learners of Christ.


GROW

As in any relationship, it should develop and grow.!

You have an exciting time ahead of you. You will learn and experience many new things. There will be times of trial and temptation -- but do not fear. Jesus promised He would never leave you nor forsake you Hebrews 13:5.

You were born into a new family. Now you need to grow and develop to your full potential in Christ.

For your relationship with Jesus Christ to develop and grow -- communication is necessary. That is done mainly as you pray and read the Bible.

So you can know Jesus, He sent His Holy Spirit, and gave His written Word, the Holy Bible.

No doubt you have many questions. Be assured that there are answers. However, you cannot expect to get them all answered today. Just as a young child cannot understand everything, so you may need to learn and grow, before you will be able to comprehend some things, too.

Ask questions. There are answers. Do not give up. Keep seeking -- you will find.

Find a mentor, a mature Disciple or a missionary to help you and teach you.

The Bible is the highest authority on the Earth. God's Word is His message to you. It is nourishment for your spiritual life. You need to "feed" on it. Read it. Study it. Speak it. Think about it.


ARE YOU READY TO MAKE DISCIPLES?

Christians today are becoming more and more aware of the fact that they should be helping to fulfill Christ's Great Commission. They should be obedient to the command of Jesus to “Go . . . and make disciples.”

Still, as in Jesus' day, “the laborers are few.” Why? Some lack motivation. They simply don't seem to care very much. Others don't have a vision for what we should and can do. Many simply just don't know how to go about it


Making Disciples   

Jesus' command for all believers is to make disciples. It is not optional.

Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."


Over the Whole Earth

And notice in verse 19 of Matthew 28: since Christ's authority extends over the whole earth, we must go to all the nations, all the ethnic groups on the globe. So whatever village, town, city or country you are in You are to make disciples


Like Raising Children

Making disciples is much like assuming the responsibilities of being a parent


1. Until they learn to feed themselves, you make sure they are fed.

2. You teach them how to feed themselves as soon as possible.

3. If they get into trouble, you help them -- even if it is inconvenient, because they are your top priority.

4. You train them to do what they need to do.

5. You teach them what you know.

6. You help protect them from danger.

7. Mostly, you must spend time with them because people learn best by example.

8. Your goal is to eventually reproduce yourself -- another believer who can also stand on their own and reproduce.


Teaching and Observing All His Commands

Verse 20 of Matthew 28: shows that making disciples means more than getting them to say a salvation prayer. "Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you . . . " Salvation is very much essential, but so is the on-going teaching of what Jesus taught.

The new life of a disciple is a life of obedience to Jesus' commandments, or it is not a new life at all. It is worthless to acknowledge the lordship of Christ and then ignore his commandments. So all disciple-makers must be teachers, and disciples must be continual learners.


Who?

1 Pray for God's direction. God directs you in the path in your daily life.
2 Who do you have opportunity to help? God opens many doors for you to witness, take it.
3 Find a way to hook up with them. Be it at home, in a group, church, or even on the internet. It could be in your family, friends, neighbours, people at work or school, in your village, town or city or in some cases even overseas. New disciples are those God is entrusting to you, that He may train them though you.


How?

1 Pray for God's direction.
2 Love them till they ask you why. (Romans 13:9)
3 Take someone with you. It is good to work with another Disciple or a group
4 Lead by example -- not by command.
5 Keep Jesus central

Training has not been accomplished until the desired action is being practiced.

A very important verse to remember- A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. Luke 6:40

 Although we cannot remove the inevitable human influence, we must strive to make disciples of Jesus, and not just followers of ourselves. Train them to trust in, rely on, and follow Jesus Christ.


Let Jesus Build The Church

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

Beware of not seeing disciples for seeing the church. Jesus said He would build the church, but He told us to make disciples.

 How do you plant a church? You don't. You plant one disciple at a time. Those disciples then reproduce other disciples and a church develops.

Disciples cannot be mass-produced. Be faithful to help whoever God has given you opportunity to disciple, and Jesus will build His church

The Few To Reach the Many - Jesus concentrated on a few at a time so He could have greater effect on their lives. Jesus concern was not programs, but people. These people would become fathers and mothers to the multitudes. Though He had a vision for the whole world, He started by investing his life in a few men and women. He dreamed big,  but built small.


TEACH THESE STEPS

Build on these steps these will also help you to grow stronger as well.

Hear to be informed - Romans 10:17; Jeremiah 3:15 Hearing the Word from good teachers of the word provides us insight into the scriptures as well as stimulating our own appetites for the Word.


Read to be healthy - Revelation 1:3; Deuteronomy 17:19   Reading the Bible gives us an overall picture of God's Word. Try and read and study daily if you can.


Build Loving Fellowship One with Another Love one another: 1John 13:34-35; 5:12, 17; Romans 12: 10; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 John 3:11,14, 23; 4:7, 11, 12; 2 John :5; 1 Peter 1:22 Love one another to fulfill the law: Romans 13:8 Increase our love one for another: 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Abound in love for another: 1 Thessalonians 3:12 Love each other deeply, to cover a multitude of sins: 1 Peter 4:8


Harmony Have patience one with another: Ephesians 4:2 Glorify God together: Romans 15:6 Do not criticise one another: Romans 14:13  Do not speak bad one of another: James 4:11; 5:9     

 

Study to be intelligent - Acts 17:11; II Timothy 2:15  Studying the Scriptures leads us into personal discoveries of God's truths. It also draws us closer to God and building a strong relationship.


Memorise to be skillful - Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Proverbs 7:1-3  Memorising God's Word enables us to have it readily available for witnessing to and helping others and for overcoming temptations. Not everyone is good at memorising so write down important scriptures on cards and carry them with you.


Serve  Serve one another with the gifts each person has received: 1 Peter 4:10 Serve one another in love: Galatians. 5:13 Be kind to each other: 1 Thessalonians 5:15 Care for one another: 1 Corinthians 12:25 Bear the burdens one for another: Galatians. 6:2 Work with one another: 1 Corinthians 3:9; 2Corinthians 6:1


Meditate to be fruitful - Psalm 1:2-3; I Timothy 4:15  Meditating on God's Word, thinking of its meaning and application to our daily life, enables us to release its transforming power to continually work within us.


Apply to be obedient – Ezra 7:10; James 1:22  Application of the Word of God to our daily life is a continual process that enables us to obediently walk in close personal fellowship with Him.


Proclaim to be reproductive– Colossians 1:28-29; II Timothy 2:2  Our objective: To know, love and glorify God, to be used of Him to raise up qualified labourers in significant numbers, as fast as possible, to help fulfill the Great Commission.  But never send a disciple out into the mission to he/she is ready


Making disciples is not complex. Jesus tells how in Matthew 28:19-20. Making disciples means simply teaching new believers to observe Christ's commands.

If you can meet with the believer in his home, preferably with his unsaved family and friends, and teach them the 8 basic commands of Christ listed below, this good, but having small groups, doing it one on one anywhere even on the internet is also good and we are called by God to pray to Him for guidance .


1. Repent   believe in Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit. Be Born Again
The first command for a new follower of Jesus is to repent (turn from sin), believe in Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit Mark 1:15; John 3:16; 20 :22 We can't do one of these things without the other two. When we do them, we are “born again.  To teach what it means to repent, tell your family, friends, new disciples the story of the Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32 or of Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10. Be sure that your friends also know the accounts of Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection Luke 22:1-71, - 23:1-56,  - 24:1-53. Start with these historical events if your friends do not already know them.


2. Be Baptized The next command, after repenting, is to confirm it with baptism Matthew 28:18-20. To teach your friends to be baptized, tell the account of Jesus’ baptism Matthew 3:1-17, or of the Ethiopian’s baptism Acts 8:26-39.


3. Break Bread  From its beginning, a new group of believers should obey Jesus’ command to break bread in remembrance of His death Matthew 26:26-27. Some call this Communion or the Lord’s Supper. By eating the bread and drinking from the cup, we are taking part in a mystical way in Jesus’ body and blood 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. To instruct your friends about this, recount its historical roots in the original Passover Exodus 12:1-14. Also, tell how Jesus changed the Passover feast to its current form for Christians, in the Upper Room the night before His arrest Luke 22:1-20.


4Love God and Neighbour  Love God and neighbour Matthew 22:36-40. Jesus’ command to love includes forgiving those who have hurt us and caring for the needy. Stories might include Ruth’s love for Naomi Ruth 1:1-17 and the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37


5. Pray  John 16:24. This includes personal and family prayers. Stories can include Abraham’s prayer for his nephew Lot Genesis. 18:17-33 and Jesus’ ordeal in Gethsemane Matthew. 26:31-50.


6Give Give Luke 6:38 We are to give to anyone in serious need, starting with fellow believers; we also help support Christian workers. Instructive stories can include Abigail’s gift of food for David’s soldiers 1 Samuel 25:2-38, and Jesus’ parable of the three stewards Matthew 25:14-30.


7. Build A loving fellowship with one with another  is very important and helps to build a strong faith. The whole Christian faith is built on love.  Lets look at some of the scriptures: Love one another: John 13:34-35; 5:12, 17; Romans 12: 10; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 John 3:11,14, 23; 4:7, 11, 12; 2 John 1:5; 1 Peter 1:22 Love one another to fulfill the law: Romans 13:8 Increase our love one for another: 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Abound in love for another: 1 Thessalonians 3:12 Love each other deeply, to cover a multitude of sins: 1 Peter 4:8


Lifestyle.  Sharing Jesus needs to be lifestyle. God provides divine connections with people wherever we go. Our job is to be open, be interested,  to share the gospel, to serve and to be personal. God wants to use us to bring people to Christ


8. Make Disciples  Matthew 28:18-20. We are to tell our friends about Jesus, lead God’s people, train new leaders and spread the Good News about Jesus to people all over the world. Stories might include Jesus’ parable of the two builders Matthew. 7:24-29 Peter’s visit to Cornelius’ house Acts 10:1-48, and what the first followers of Jesus in Jerusalem did from the beginning Acts 2:37-47.

Witnessing


"Winning People to Christ"


It don’t matter what we call ourselves, pastors, evangelist, mentors, missionaries, ambassadors, etc, we are all DISCIPLES of Jesus and this simple guide will help you disciple others. It will help you Win People to Christ, Build Them Up in Christ and Send Them out to Win, Build and Send Others.

Though we may not all be Billy Graham's, able to preach to millions, we can all reach one person at a time. We are called to "preach the gospel to all creatures everywhere." Here are five ways to share Christ with those we meet every day!


Sharing Christ With Your Testimony

We may not know much about the Bible or Theology, but all of us are experts in our own lives. Although people may not be interested in hearing what we have done for God, they are interested in hearing what God has done for us! Our Testimony is the story of what Christ has done in our lives! Use the following outline to share your Testimony.


1. Your Life Before Christ: Share specifically about an area of your life in which Christ changed you. Resist the temptation to dwell on how bad you were.

2. How You Came to Know Christ: Explain clearly how you heard about Christ, and how you made the decision to trust in Him for forgiveness. This will help the person you are sharing with hear a clear presentation of how to know Christ in your Testimony!

3. Your Life After Receiving Christ: Share how Christ changed you in the area of your life mentioned above.


Sharing Our Faith After a Presentation


After having your friend read, see or hear a Gospel presentation through a booklet, tract or video. use the following four questions to introduce the Gospel.

1. What did you think about the (booklet, video, or tract.

2. Did it make sense to you?

3. Have you ever trusted jesus Christ to forgive your sins as presented by the (booklet, video, or tract? If your friend answers "No", ask ...

4. You would like to wouldn’t you? If your friend answers "Yes", lead them in prayer to receive Christ.

 

Sharing Our Faith With Prayer


Although many people are hesitant to talk about God, most people are happy to have you pray for them. This opens up a great opportunity to share Christ with others.

Offer to pray for the needs of friends, co-workers, acquaintances, neighbors, etc. Pray that God draws them to Himself and look for opportunities to share Christ with them as God provides.


Application


1. Review each of the above ways to share your faith and practice each one.

2. Pray and ask God to show you people who need to hear about God’s forgiveness in Jesus Christ, then make a list of the names God brings to mind.

3. Pray for each person daily asking God to draw them to Himself.

4. Take advantage of every opportunity God gives you and share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

5. Be available to share with people you meet through the day. You never know when God has set up a Divine appointment for you to share with someone!

6. Always remember that it is God who brings people to Himself ~ not our techniques or charm. Be continually filled with God’s Spirit and expect God to use you!


DISCIPLESHIP -Building and Sending People for Christ”

In the Great Commission, Jesus Christ commanded us to “make disciples of all nations”. But in order to make disciples, we must ask ourselves this question,

“Do I really care?” Discipleship is more than just informing people about Christ, it is infecting them with His Life! It is infecting them with our love for God and our zeal to glorify Him in the world!

As we invest our lives discipling others, we will be making an eternal impact in their lives. The following principles will help launch you into a lifetime of ? Winning, Building and Sending? people for Christ!


Follow-Up All Who Receive Christ!


Discipleship begins by providing follow-up to every new Christian within 48 hours of coming to Christ, and to all Christians who have never learned the Basics of Christian Living.

1. Schedule to meet people who have personally come to know Christ within 48 hours. Remember, Satan is there to steal God’s Word from the young Believer. Therefore, we must be there to encourage that Believer to trust Christ. Mark 4:13-15


2. Invite the person to your Church or home group and encourage faithful attendance. Surround him with Christians who love God and are walking by His Spirit!

3. Challenge the young Believer on Spiritual Multiplication, to commit his/her life to “Winning, Building and Sending” people for Christ. If the new Believer has led someone to Christ, encourage him to follow that person up on their own doing by doing what you did with him/her.

4. Spend time with those you follow up. Your impact in anyone’s life is directly related to your relationship with that person! Remember, Discipleship is not Informing others, it’s infecting others with Christ in you ... and the closer you are to anyone, the greater the chance they will catch the real disease!

5. If you or the person you are seeking to follow up cannot meet together, give him/her a copy of the “How to live a Christian Life” to study on their own.

6. Pray continuously for those you follow up. We may teach and encourage those we follow up, but only God can cause them to grow!


Disciple All Who Desire to Live for Christ!


Discipleship is the process of reproducing Christ's Life in You into the life of another. (1 Corinthians 11:1) Note that you cannot impart a life of discipleship to another if you do not have one yourself! Discipleship always starts with the discipler! Luke 6:39-40.

If you decide to personally disciple individualspay close attention to whom you select. You will be investing much of your time in those you disciple, with the hope that they will go on to Win, Build and Send others! The chance of this occurring depends in large part on whom you select.

Use your Follow Up time to help you determine the readiness of that person for discipleship. Disciple those who display three key qualities: A Heart for God, a Teachable Attitude and Availability. There must be a desire to glorify God, a desire to learn from God and a willingness to take the time and make Discipleship a priority.

When you have found someone that possess the three qualities, meet together and work through the lessons in Discipleship Study Books Two and Three. Always keep the Vision of Winning, Building and Sending others for Christ before your disciple!

Encourage your disciple to share Christ with family, friends, fellow students or co-workers. (The most effective time for people to bring others to Christ is often right after they have come to know Him.) Together, follow up anyone who comes to Christ and pray for God to raise up someone for your disciple to also disciple. Again, the purpose of Discipleship is to Win, Build and Send people in order to Win, Build and Send others!


If you can’t meet in person always make a habit of text, email or chat on line at least once a week.


Spiritual Multiplication is Winning People to Christ, Building Them Up in Christ and Sending Them out to Win, Build and Send Others.


In 1 year - 4

In 2 year - 16

In 3 year - 64

In 4 year - 256

In 5 year - 1,024 (thousand)

In 6 year - 4,096

In 7 year - 16,384

In 8 year - 65,536

In 9 year - 262,144

In 10 year - 1,048,576 (million)