Church Ministries and Discipleship
Welcome to Church Ministries and Discipleship. This department has the mission to provide tools and resources to assist the local church pastor, leaders and lay members in equipping and training individual members for personal evangelism and discipleship. We exist to serve the local church and its members in finding new and innovative ways to grow God’s kingdom in their surrounding community.
If the mission of God's church is described in The Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20), the prescription for its accomplishment is found in Ephesians 4:11,12. In this passage the apostle Paul tells us that Jesus "gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry ..."
The original church model Jesus had in mind involved the ministry of all believers. And it hasn’t changed! Every member using their spiritual gift(s) – sharing love and truth as it is in Jesus – is the only model for successful gospel outreach.
It is our privilege to serve our constituents throughout Upper Columbia by providing tools and ideas to help motivate and empower members in personal evangelism. Feel free to peruse our pages for helpful ministry tools and resources for your church and its members. And if there is something more we can do, please do not hesitate to ask.
For details on Share the Life, click here.