Meet Our New General Secretary
By Junius B. Dotson
Rev. Junius B. Dotson shares his innovative vision for Discipleship Ministries LIVE from Nashville, TN on his first day as General Secretary. The recipients of the mentioned backpacks have been chosen, but you YOU can download the booklets they'll receive for FREE.
Junius B. Dotson LIVE from Discipleship Ministries
Rev. Junius B. Dotson shares his innovative vision for Discipleship Ministries LIVE from Nashville, TN on his first day as General Secretary. The recipients of the mentioned backpacks have been chosen, but you YOU can download the booklets they'll receive for FREE here » http://bit.ly/29fw5MTPosted by Discipleship Ministries on Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Areas of Focus for Discipleship Ministries
Throughout all of my ministry, I have been passionate about making disciples for Jesus Christ, and I believe there is no more important task than inviting people to come to know the Lord Jesus.
As we begin our work together at Discipleship Ministries, there are three areas where I want us to focus and invest our energy: Improving disciple-making systems in existing congregations, engaging persons who feel the church is irrelevant in their lives and engaging strategic thinkers in our global church.
Improving Disciple-making Systems in Existing Congregations
I believe vital congregations share a lot of things in common, but what they most share are systems that lead people to Christ. Those systems teach people how to grow and mature in Christ. The people learn how to practice spiritual disciplines that equip them to release their gifts for the building of the kingdom and equip them to share their faith outside of the four walls of the church.
So at Discipleship Ministries, we are going to look at all of the training events and resources that we provide and think about how we can do a more effective job of improving discipleship systems.
Engaging Persons Who Consider the Church Irrelevant
How do we engage persons, especially those who consider the church to be irrelevant in their lives, who have really checked out of the traditional church?
If we are going to reclaim our mission of making disciples, in the United States and across the world, I believe it is vitally important for us to be serious about how we engage people who are not coming to church.
We are going to build on some of the great resources that already exist here at Discipleship Ministries and find new and exciting ways to engage people.
We consider New Church Starts (Path 1) to be the research and development arm of the church. Path 1 is doing some great things in terms of starting new churches, and I want us to learn from those principles and the innovative ways that people are engaging with persons who are nonreligious or who consider the church to be irrelevant in their lives.
Engaging Strategic Thinkers in Our Global Church
Our churches are growing, especially in the Philippines and Africa. Here is the question I want us to consider: How do we begin to engage the strategic thinkers as we think and live into what it means to be a global church?
These are the three broad areas we are going to focus on as we work together making new disciples for Jesus Christ. I am excited and passionate about the opportunity to engage ministry and to engage the church in leadership in this way.
There are a couple things I want to ask you to do. First, I want you to pray for me and the leadership team at Discipleship Ministries and to pray for the church. I want you to pray that we engage at a level of enthusiasm and passion for reaching new people for Jesus that will reignite the spark so we can alter destinies and change the world globally.
Secondly, I want you to share your ideas. The best innovation comes from you. Innovation is simply a new product, a new idea or new methods, so I want you to share your best ideas and suggestions for this agency and the work we do.
If you have ideas about how we can improve our resources and refocus and improve our training events, or if there are new directions you feel that we ought to be taking as an agency, then I want to hear from you. Simply share your ideas by email at [email protected].