A Story of Making Family: One Inspiring Story

Here at Global Catalytic Ministries we are committed to making family in all situations. As disciple-makers, this means that we are committed first and foremost to making new disciples, but we don’t stop there. As people come to Christ we continue to invest into those relationships letting love form bonds of unity that can not be broken.

The Gospel Transforms

One of our disciple-makers named Liya details what that looks like in her corner of the earth. Like most areas of the world where our disciple-makers work, the people around her suffer high levels of pain and depression. She often notes that there is almost no joy in those she meets. When new people join her group they are usually downcast and hopeless.

She begins sharing the stories, praying that God would reach these people with the truth. But she doesn’t stop there. As people begin to encounter God for themselves and accept the stories as true, she continues to invest. The group gathers together to share about miracles they have experienced along with the freedom they have found from patterns of anger, worry, and unforgiveness.

The Power of  Discipleship

In her own words “When we finished reading the story the expressions on each of their faces were changed. By the time the meeting is over these people start joking, having fun, talking about hope and how God has reached them at the right moment. They are transformed into different people. They become hopeful and filled with joy!” 

This is only possible with Jesus. The gospel is eternal life, but it is also life here on earth. It is freedom, unity, and family. Only with Jesus can we see people saved, healed, set free, and given purpose in just a conversation! As Liya says “Seeing results from reading the stories allows us to see God’s amazing work, to partner with Him, and to see how in a short period of a few hours people who are full of burdens and sadness become joyful people and full of hope.”

Make Disciples. Make Family.

Making disciples makes family, bonding people together in truth and in love. As we purely share the gospel through stories God does so much more than we could ever ask for or imagine. This call is for everyone. Every Christian can and must make disciples and every disciple-maker can and must invest in people, making family along the way. Disciple-making is kingdom building, and we will continue to do this hard, beautiful, gritty, joyful work until Jesus returns. 

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We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:21)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent who has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 3:22)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31)

We believe in the creation of mankind in God’s image, and the fall of man, resulting in universal guilt and total depravity; and the necessity, therefore, of redemption and restoration; that all men and women are lost spiritually and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17)

We believe salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of our Lord, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church, which has the duty to preach the Gospel to every person. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22)

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of teaching, preaching, the prophetic, the apostolic, and evangelism. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

We believe in upholding the ordinances of the church of water baptism and holy communion.

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He comes!”