Making disciples is what Jesus expects us to be about doing until He returns. That means taking the truth He taught us and investing it into the lives of others so that they can find His love, forgiveness, peace, and the joy that comes from following His way.
My primary role with Give Life is to raise up spiritual leaders through transformational discipleship that will in turn multiply through their communities. Discipleship is a passion that God gave me shortly after I was saved in 1996.
2 Timothy 2:2 says, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
As I study the Bible, I have come to the conviction that discipleship doesn’t just happen in a classroom or in a Bible study. It isn’t simply a transfer of information. It requires the follower of Christ to open up their life to another person in such a way that they can see a pattern of life that is worth imitating because it honors the Lord. That’s why I will be spending a lot of time with the men I am discipling. They need to see how I am following Jesus in every area of my life and even the ways that I fail and find His mercy and forgiveness. That being said, I also plan to systematically work through a more “class room” course of study with them. In addition to covering all of the major doctrines from my college notes, I plan to use excellent Bible studies like Stranger on the Road to Emmaus and Experiencing God. I will also require them to complete a Bible reading program and memorizing verses of Scripture.
2 Timothy 3:10-11 – “You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings…”
False teaching from missionaries of the cult religions and the prosperity gospel are rampant in Zambia. That is why making disciples whose faith is based from sound interpretation of the Bible is fundamental to our mission in Zambia.