This will complete our series of articles that have highlighted the tracks and topics offered by our partners at the 2023 National Disciple Making Forum. There are 15 ministry partners teaching various tracks at the Forum this year. This week, we turn the spotlight on the teachings offered by ReUp Men’s Movement, Seeds Family Worship, and Sustainable Discipleship. We hope you will plan to join us at the Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 26th and 27th.
Also, you can now access the Forum mobile site! The mobile site provides information about all 56 breakout sessions, speakers, and the four main stage sessions: https://m.discipleship.org
ReUp Men’s Movement – Discipling the Greatest Asset in Your Church!
1. The Man You Will Someday Be You Are Now Becoming
Men don’t realize that NOW matters! This track will discuss the importance of helping men realize that growing in their walk with Jesus matters NOW.
2. What a Man Does Is Not Who He Is but Who He Is Has a Huge Impact on What He Does
Men believe that what they do in the world defines them. Men need to know that is not true. This track will discuss practical and effective ways to teach men their identity using God’s Word.
3. How Do We Give God Time Enough to Teach Us Enough to Learn Enough to Trust Him Enough to Live His Life Through Us?
Men today are spending all their time trying to be successful at things that don’t matter. Which means they aren’t spending time with God and other men. This track will discuss practical tools and intentional structures that help men spend time with God.
4. Pouring What’s in Our Bucket Into Someone Else’s Bucket
“Make disciples who make disciples,” —the need to create context for older men to pour into younger men is HUGE! Most men and churches need help doing this valuable action. This track will give you a vision for making disciples who make disciples.
Seeds Family Worship – Don’t Miss This Moment
1. Don’t Miss This Moment: Engaging Parents to Make Discipleship of Their Children Their Greatest Priority
Christian parents know they need to disciple their children, but they are often distracted, passive, and swept into the culture rather than being “transformed by the renewing of their minds.” (Romans 12:2) We want to equip ministry leaders with a call to action for parents to not “miss this critical moment” in their children’s lives, but to set the spiritual foundation for them and to create a God-centered culture in their homes. If parents will step into their role as defined by Deuteronomy 6, they can significantly impact their child’s teen years and young adulthood – and ultimately their eternity. The greatest voice in the life of any child is that of their parents – and the greatest opportunity for discipleship is in the context of their family and home. Come join this discussion and let’s encourage each other to impact the discipleship of the next generation!
2. Don’t Miss This Moment: Inspiring Ministry Leaders and Volunteers to Invest Their Lives in Child Discipleship
We want to inspire ministry leaders with a call to action to not “miss the moment” they have been given as leaders to powerfully impact the lives of the next generation. We all see the battle in culture over the hearts of the young – and the enemy is sowing seeds of confusion at every turn. This is our moment as ministry leaders to speak truth and bring the light of The Gospel into young hearts. I wasn’t discipled by my parents in a Christian home, I was led to Christ by volunteers who loved Jesus and loved me. Come join this discussion and let’s encourage each other to reach for lost kids and families like mine and impact lives for eternity.
Sustainable Discipleship – Dead pandas, a blue hat, evergreens, and disciple making!
1. Anything I Can Do You Can Do Better – Don’t Miss This One
Prepare for a concept bending experience and share time in one of our most requested talks. Do you believe in yourself? Do you believe in those you make disciples? Better yet, do you believe in God? Answer those three questions and discover three people, three goals, and three strategies that always work in discipleship. If you only hit one Sustainable Discipleship breakout – this is the one.
2. What’s Black and White and Red All Over – How to Use the Bible While Making Disciples
What do dead pandas have to do with discipleship? Join us for an interactive talk and learn how to help disciples find great truths by answering the riddles in the Bible. Doug Burrier, a decision scientist, shares a simple method that always results in disciples consuming God’s word on their own.
3. One Do and Five Don’ts in Disciple Making – How to Run a Discipleship Group
Black hats and red hats might not be the best choice. But the blue hat is a crazy good choice in disciple making. Jesus had the advantage of knowing the hearts of his disciples. You can too. Know how to motivate them. Know how to guide them. Know how to lead them. This practical talk will empower you to personalize your approach to each disciple whether one at a time or in groups of twelve. Guaranteed!
4. Just Make Six – How to Launch Discipleship
Do you know the evergreen principle? It creates self-sustaining traffic to websites. It closes sales without new effort. It uses small changes to avoid overwhelming clients. Learn how to apply the evergreen principle to disciple making. Attract, make, and release many disciples that make disciples with little long-term effort. This is the stuff they just don’t teach in seminary!
These track topics are very practical and will truly be a blessing to you and those you disciple. Again, please visit the Forum mobile site to find information about all 56 breakout sessions, this year’s speakers and the four main stage sessions.
Click here to register for the 2023 National Disciple Making Forum.