Jesus commands His people to make disciples (Matthew 28:19).
Due to historical and cultural developments, Christians have equated discipleship to church attendance and the knowledge of the Scriptures. Though those have their place, true discipleship occurs through a small group of people who love and seek God together (Acts 2:42-47).
Unfortunately, seminary education nor church experiences fail to equip pastors to be disciples. Before their profession, many pastors' experiences in the church did not include discipleship, so they continue to operate as they experienced. Today, many pastors do not have deep fellowship with anyone, often spending "working time" preparing sermons for the pulpit. Without deep relationships with Christian brothers/sisters whom God placed around us, it may be challenging to say whether they have such a depth of relationship with God, whom they preach.
To impart the Great Commission to the congregation, pastors must also be disciples of Jesus.
This twelve (12) week program is designed to provide pastors with hands-on experience in discipleship and guidance on how we can begin to transform the Church to go back toward discipleship that Jesus intended.
The focus will be on the church model of the early church found in Acts 2:42, including prayer, sharing of the Word, fellowship, and eating together.
The early Christian church experienced the supernatural powers of God, and many people came to the Lord after seeing what God had done. Discipleship is how we can bring people to Christ. Making disciples is what Jesus commands all Christians to do (Matthew 28:19).
Though this program is provided free of charge, it requires you to be committed to your small group during the program period. You may visit the first meeting without commitment, but you must let us know if this program does not support your needs. Dr. Sang Sur himself will lead each group.