Over the last five years, MyVictory Church in Lethbridge has averaged over 400 salvations per year. While we are ecstatic about those results, for the first few years we were greatly disappointed in our ability to retain these new converts. In short, we were making converts not disciples.
We went to work to discover a way to make disciples as Jesus instructed the church to do in Matthew 28:19-20. We have developed a discipleship strategy that has yielded incredible results. Last year we recorded 540 first time decisions for Christ. (These decisions are recorded when a Connect Card is handed in and a New Believer’s Bible given out.) Of the 540 salvations, we retained well over 300 of them!
In the first 5 months of 2016, we have recorded 495 salvations and again, have retained around 300 of them. We are excited about those results and yet still dissatisfied that we are not doing better.
In this podcast, you we learn about our discipleship system and will discover that it allows the freedom of our ministers to minister as well as a simple process for our people to follow.
How We Make Disciples:
____________ > ____________ > ____________ >____________
Mission = to make ____________. (Matt. 28:19-20)We clearly define a disciple from 1 John 2: a. ____________ ____________. b. ____________ ____________. c. ____________ ____________. . d. ____________.
Vision - ____________ every available person by every available means at every available time with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Model - It is our ____________ or the framework that houses our mission and vision.Clearly defined… a. ____________. b. ____________. c. ____________. d. ____________. e. ____________.
Obviously the teaching podcast on growing yourself is directly tied to the message with Rex Crain on expanding your thinking and confessing the promises of God. The problem is that it is not uncommon to wait a very long time for those promises to come to pass, regardless of the stand of faith in the agreement of prayer and confession. The reality of those waiting periods creates serious repercussions that do not agree with the abundant life. So how do we wait? How do we deal in the now when the not yet has not come to pass? How do we live in reality without the promise manifested?