We would love to have an opportunity to help you and your church “make disciples who make disciples.” In a nutshell, this is our definition of a Kingdom Laborer, all in the spirit of the apostle Paul's disciplemaking ministry: "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" (2 Timothy 2:2).
One key way we do this is walking individuals or church teams through The Ways of the Alongsider. Each time we do, we hear inspirational stories about the unique ways God uses this material to help individuals make a Kingdom difference where they live, work, play, and worship.
In fact, you'll find one such inspirational story here. It's titled "Kingdom Impact in the Workplace: Coming Alongside Co-Workers." This also includes an overview of how an alongsider structures discipleship.
Another way we do this is through our “Discipling Others” Seminar, an in-depth opportunity for small or large groups “to encourage, motivate, train, and launch Christians in discipling others.”
Here’s what we focus on in “Discipling Others”:
Session 1: Vision for Making Disciples
Session 2: Ministering Life-to-Life
Session 3: Getting Started—Creating a Discipling Environment
It’s all toward raising up Kingdom Laborers who live in light of Jesus’ Greatest Commandment (and Second Like It) from Matthew 22:34-40 and Jesus' Great Commission from Matthew 28:18-20. Indeed, a Kingdom Laborer lives and ministers with the heart of the Savior—a heart of compassion—as reflected in Jesus’ call for His disciples to pray for harvest workers in Matthew 9:35-10:1. Here's how He put it: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (v. 37).
Goals of the Seminar
To learn more about processing through The Ways of the Alongsider or the “Discipling Others” seminar and the prospect of having it conducted by our seasoned Navigator Church Ministries staff in your church or group, email the NCM national office here!
To embrace a clear vision from God to make disciples.
To define the end product and the process of disciplemaking.
To understand the biblical principles for making disciples and to know how to apply these in today’s culture.