Friday 1 April 2016

Advance Conference

A couple of days after returning from Israel I went to Malenovice where the Advance Conference was happening. I had heard one of the speakers, Benjamin from India, back in 2013 when he was in Saintfield and I knew I wanted to hear him again!

In our countries, where less than 1% know Jesus as their Saviour, the reality is, if we want to see these nations changed for Christ, we need more churches. As an organisation we are praying for one thousand new churches!

And that's why Advance conference exists - it's a conference for church planters or those interested in church planting in central and eastern Europe. 

Our second speaker was Olvind from Norway (and I really hope I'm spelling his name correctly).

These two men were really inspiring with what they shared about how God is on the move in Norway and in Asia. And the thing that stunned me was how wonderfully simple it is - they boldly proclaim the Gospel, take the Word of God incredibly seriously, and focus on making disciples who make disciples.

We talked about how it all comes from God - it's His movement, His Gospel and His work. But how beautiful it is that He invites us to partner with Him! And we need to be persistent and faithful in that partnership - as we disciple those in our care, and as we share the Gospel with those around us. 

Here is a simple video about discipleship from BigLife, the ministry Benjamin is involved with:

This is Discipling from Biglife on Vimeo.

And you can check out a video explaining more about BigLife here.

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