Disciple Makers Network is a six-month journey consisting of four training gatherings aiming to put discipleship principles and practices at the heart of what you do. The gatherings are learning environments packed full of Bible teaching, specific training and practical example, as well as time to process as congregational teams. The process will envision you about the need for disciple making, equip you with practical tools, and enable you to put it into practice.
Disciple Makers Network is ideal for teams of leaders from across congregational life. Ministers, elders, organisational and emerging leaders would all benefit from both the training input and the shared learning environment. The Network will be facilitated by PCI’s Discipleship Development Officer with input from a variety of local practitioners.
Where and When?
Disciple Makers Network will run in two different venues to make it more widely accessible.
DISCIPLE MAKERS NORTH / FIRST BALLYMONEY PRESBYTERIAN / 7.30pm–10pm
Tuesday, 26th September 2017: Discipling Cultures
Tuesday, 28th November 2017: Developing Practices
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018: Making Disciples
Tuesday, 13th March 2018: Growing Leaders
DISCIPLE MAKERS CENTRAL / BALLYDOWN PRESBYTERIAN / 7.30pm–10pm
Thursday, 28th September 2017: Discipling Cultures
Thursday, 30th November 2017: Developing Practices
Thursday, 25rd January 2018: Making Disciples
Thursday, 15th March 2018: Growing Leaders
Have a read at some testimonials from previous participants:
“Disciple Makers Network really helped give focus, provide ideas and generate discussion about how we make disciples who make disciples. During a recent session meeting I was struck by how a number of elders raised ideas about things they had learned at the network. It was great to see things being learned working their way into shaping how we do church.”
Stephen Richmond, Donegal PC
“A great balance between varying styles of teaching input and time to reflect individually or with others, meant we could cover an awful lot without ever feeling overwhelmed. Highly recommend that anyone feeling exhausted or swamped by activity replace some of the busyness with attendance of the first DMN gathering. You’re likely to leave energised and hooked for the series.”
Jill Kennedy, Trinity Bangor
“If you’re interested in doing the work that Jesus calls us to then you'll find that the Disciple Makers Network will inspire you for that work and equip you to do it better.”
Christoph Ebbinghaus, Kirkpatrick Memorial
"Our group found this course a good mechanism for thinking about discipleship within our church context. It offered us the opportunity to reflect on what we are doing and what we could do more effectively to help make disciples of Jesus Christ."
Jonathan Cowan, Mountjoy PC
The cost for each participating congregation is £80 per team, which covers up to eight people per congregation for the entire network. (If you have less than four people attending they can be registered at £20 per person). Your place as a congregation can be reserved by completing the booking form below. Alternatively, you can download and print out the booking form and post it to the CLW office along with your payment: Disciple Makers Network, CCLW office, Assembly Buildings, 2-10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast, BT1 6DW.
Closing date for forms and payments is Monday, 18th September 2017.