Letter From a Pastor: Unlock Jesus’s Disciple-Making Blueprint That’s Changing the World

At GCM we aim to empower churches, ministries, and individuals to make disciples in the darkest places and beyond. This letter from one of our disciple-making pastors explains how the strategy worked for him and is reproducible in every culture. We love to come alongside those already doing the work in their cities, communities, and nations! If you are a pastor, or simply a Christian wanting to make disciples, this letter is for you.

Letter From a Pastor

I want to share with you a resource that’s been transformative for our church in Ohio. Like you, my heart beats for reaching the lost and seeing genuine, impactful growth in our church that truly touches our city. Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM) brings invaluable international disciple-making experience to any local church or missionary.

Connecting the Dots: A Journey of Biblical Disciple-Making Practices

Their disciple-making process, proven from the underground churches in nations of persecution to our familiar streets in the West, has seen countless individuals discipled into intimate encounters with Jesus and movements sparked. This isn’t just another program—it’s the very essence of what Jesus taught in His three commissions to the disciples. GCM began implementing these biblical practices in Iran, which has become one of the fastest-growing movements. GCM ‘s heart is to take what Jesus taught, communicate their experiences of being sheep among wolves, unify the local churches into a global community of disciple-makers, and focus on reaching those yet to know Christ.

A Blueprint for Empowerment: Moments to Movements

We’re talking about a return to the roots—a church that mirrors the vibrancy and community of the early believers in Acts. And here’s the best part: it’s about empowering your congregation through training and coaching, at no cost, to catalyze a movement right where you are.

From one pastor to another, I know we’ve all tried our share of disciple-making methods in hopes of motivating our people. Some were decent, others, frankly, were a bust. But GCM’s approach is radically different because it’s not just about discipling non-believers into faith which leads to rapid Kingdom expansion, but challenges believers to an intimate relationship with our Father. They call it Moments to Movements. This was Jesus’s way.

The Skeptic’s Revelation: A Local and Global Impact

I’ll admit I was skeptical at first. Could this really work outside of a foreign mission field? Yet, as I dove into the process, the results were undeniable. We began reaching people who’d never dreamed of stepping into a church. Now, they invite me into their homes, sharing meals and conversations about faith with their friends. I saw this work not just in overseas contexts but in our own diverse communities—rural and urban.

The Ripple Effect: From Skepticism to Baptisms

In the past two years alone, we’ve welcomed and baptized more new believers than combined in the previous ten years. And this was all made possible with the training, materials, and ongoing coaching provided by GCM.

But there’s more. As we engaged with this process, we found ourselves part of a larger, passionate community of disciple-makers who are now our family. It was a revelation, realizing we’re involved in something far more significant than our local efforts—the Global move of God as one body.

Join the Movement

So, I’m reaching out to you now, inviting you to explore this journey with us. Sure, it’s about stepping into uncharted territories, but it’s also about seeing God’s hand move powerfully in our cities. The world is in chaos. Now is the time to help train your church to stand alone, obey His voice, and make disciples of Jesus together.

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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!”