Building a Discipleship Pipeline
- Approximate Time Commitment: 1 hour
- Partner: Christian Alliance for Orphans
Five Essential Elements of Movement for Your Foster Care and Adoption Ministry
The goal of your foster care, adoption and orphan care ministry is not simply to recruit more people to meet a need; it’s to disciple more people to obey a command. Discipleship is not an event, it’s a process. It’s the long, sometimes slow and sometimes tumultuous journey of movement – from where we are to where we need or want or hope to be. Discipleship toward a goal or vision doesn’t just happen – it requires intentionality, purpose and planning.
Often times when we think of the ministry of Jesus we’re quick to recall some of the more obvious things He did – He preached, He healed, He performed miracles – and we tend to overlook one of the most fundamental, yet subtle things – He discipled. He journeyed along with 12 men for years, teaching them, loving them, equipping them and even watching them take one step forward and two steps back at times. At the core of Jesus’ ministry was discipleship – the process of moving fishermen to become “fishers of men”. (Matthew 4:19)
But how do we do that in our ministries? What elements of movement are crucial to establishing an effective and sustainable process for moving our people towards caring for the vulnerable and orphaned or supporting those who do? Join us as we discuss five essential elements of ministry movement for your church. We will construct a general framework of principles for you to uniquely apply to your ministry as well as help you form an action plan of practical “next steps” moving forward.