Missionaries gather for ‘contagious discipleship’ seminar

Thirty-six CMF missionaries, recruits, national partners and former missionaries were challenged to re-envision new ways to make disciples of all nations at a three-day “Contagious Discipleship” seminar sponsored by CMF in Indianapolis last week.

Lead speaker for the event was David Watson, co-author of the book, “Contagious Disciple-Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery.” David Giles, Director of Church Catalyst Ministries, was the primary organizer.

Discipleship Seminar“The overall concept taught by David Watson is that church planting movements begin with making disciples, which results in churches,” said David Giles. “These disciples are focused outward to cause the transformation of individuals, families and communities. It’s all about a spontaneous life in Christ that draws others, and an intentional expression of life that mentors others to become disciples of Jesus, who are also then contagious.”

The CMF missionaries were invited to attend the seminar to challenge and equip them to be more effective in making disciples in ways that lead to greater fruitfulness in their ministries.

“The missionaries were challenged by the concepts that the speaker presented,” said David, “but very positive about the time with him and with one another. We pray that this event gave them tools that will help them move forward in ministry.”

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