Last week, I began my second round of the 10-week program in the Wellington, New Zealand, region. The students all admitted to being excited and nervous at the same time. Please pray for this new group of disciple-makers. If they follow through with our training, they have my two personal guarantees. 1. They will have more religious conversations than they ever had before (each conversation with the goal of setting a Bible study). 2. They will never again have another religious debate or argument.
Another exciting factor about this class is, utilizing technology, I am also training a future instructor for Make Disciples Training Program! If all goes well, which we expect it to, MDTP should have an instructor in Indiana, USA, by the end of the year! MDTP is slowly becoming the worldwide program it endeavors to be!
A couple of weeks ago, John Jones also started a 10-week program in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Pray for him and his students, too.
Thank you for your love and support.
What a blessing it was to be with the church of Christ that meets on McDermott Road this past weekend! Thanks to Mark Bryson and the other elders for help in organizing and welcoming the MDTP Seminar to Plano, TX, USA. We had 32 in attendance. We look forward to the day when the 10-week program can be offered to these wonderful saints. As it is, they've been challenged and equipped to go and make disciples. Below are some entries from the seminar feedback form.
This seminar gave me concrete ways of handling religious conversations to avoid conflict. I also appreciated understanding how to increase curiosity and develop interest and will be using that with my family and friends right away. I will also ask my grown children to do the personal bible studies with me so I can practice conducting them---valuable on so many levels!!!!
[I learned] practical tactics to use when encountering opportunities to start religious or spiritual conversations. A solid beginning series of Bible studies to go through with students.
[The instructor] eloquently stepped through the points, logically building the process for which to conduct studies. The pacing of the class was very appropriate, taking time to answer and pose questions to the class.
Lance made a clear presentation with many useful examples of what to say and not to say. You could tell he had significant personal experience in trying to develop interest and in conducting Bible studies.
Thank you for your interest in what we are doing!
God bless you!
For the first time ever, Make Disciples Training Program will have a presence in the United States! I have been invited to conduct a MDTP seminar for the McDermott Road church in Plano, Texas, on the 14th and 15th of September. Please be praying for this effort. The students will be challenged, but we pray they will take their training to make disciples!
Once the seminar is completed, I will post another update. If you're near Dallas, I hope you will plan to attend. Of course, the cost will be free, but you may need to register beforehand. If you need more information, please contact Mark Bryson through the McDermott Road church website.
God bless you!