Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore, and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to keep all the things that I have commanded you ”(Matthew 28: 18-20).
Our engagement :
Jesus urges us to give up everything to follow him - to become his disciples. What does that mean? Why is it worth giving up on our own lives to become a disciple?
Jesus himself called us to become his disciples. This is the greatest vocation that a man can receive. It is a life that leads to life in abundance and to eternal life. It is a life of growth in all the things of God and a life of transformation in the image of Christ and it is also a life of combat where faith, hope and love must replace selfishness, hatred and indifference proper to the fallen world. There is a path to follow. It is a covenant with our Lord Jesus and Master for the whole of life, where we commit ourselves to follow him on the path of eternal life. A path through trials and circumstances, which leads to eternal glory, to fellowship with him and to be conformed to the image of Christ.
Discipleship is based on love, it is a living relationship with God by walking alongside other disciples of Jesus Christ to encourage one another, equip and sharpen one another, to so as to grow towards the perfect stature of Jesus Christ. This allows us to enter into the mission that Jesus entrusted to us, namely to make disciples of all nations.
Disciples training, kickstarts ...
The discipleship of Christ is planned in two forms:
- Occasional teaching seminars, of variable duration, organized throughout the year on site. They will be led by members of the Association but also by external speakers from around the world. We will deal there with fundamental subjects concerning the Faith, with a single guideline: the Bible and a single doctrinal authority: the Holy Spirit.
-Kickstarts are generally carried out over 2 to 3 days. This type of meeting was initiated by Torben Sondergaard through his movement "The Last Reformation". They aim to take up the basics of the gospel and to shed light on an aspect often overlooked by Christians: the mission of the Disciple of Jesus. Participants are then trained to share the gospel in the streets and pray for healings. This is followed by an application and then an exchange on the testimonies resulting from this trip. Emphasis is then placed on the importance of the life of the Church as described in the Acts of the Apostles. We encourage and help the brothers and sisters to organize "home groups" in their own regions or may flourish this life of the Church and this mission of the disciple.
Of the interest of the training and the Discipline:
We emphasize discipline in order to receive and keep the Word of God (the revealed Christ). The fruits of the Spirit flow from it: peace, joy, truth, freedom in all the situations we go through.
For this we discipline ourselves to pray, to listen, to discern what the Spirit of God is revealing to us, to meditate on what we have received and finally to obey. In a dialogue with God and not a religious monologue, we learn to live by the Spirit and to be led by the Spirit. The result is the growth of Christ in us, the hope of glory.
We also participate in the practice of what God has written on our hearts (Christ in us) by training the disciples in evangelization with the gifts of the Spirit such as the word of knowledge or the gifts of healing.
We know that the disciple will quickly encounter opposition for obedience to faith in God. We want to equip him so that he fights the good fight of faith, hope and love and so that the old selfish nature dies.
In summary, we want a formation to allow the disciple to enter into a dynamic of growth by God and with God, from the new birth, towards the perfect stature of Christ. This requires us to be empowered and disciplined by being intentional with God while relying on His grace. We must be trained to allow God to transform us.