Day 7: Igniting Movements
FAITH INITIATIVE: IGNITE – Staff Catalyze Disciplemaking Movements
To focus existing staff and recruit diverse staff to equip and mobilize disciplemakers and local leaders for the fulfillment of our Calling. [Watch “Ignite” video]
REHEARSE: O Praise the Name
We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
(1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 NIV)
Paul, Silas, and Timothy were a pioneering team as they entered Thessalonica to live and disciple among the lost. They shared their lives, and their ministry resulted in conviction of sin and the transformation of an entire community. In spite of severe suffering, they ignited a disciplemaking movement that others told about as it reverberated far and wide. We will need many more full-time staff to ignite similar disciplemaking movements on campuses, military bases, in cities and among the unreached around the world.
How can I bring greater focus to my role in order to ignite a disciplemaking movement?
- Ask the Lord to raise up more Navigator staff.
- Pray for those sharing testimonies at the NSG that God would use their stories to encourage, challenge, inspire and bless.
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