Intense Discipleship Graduates

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(From my left, Rodith, Lovelyn, Mica and Jerry (not in the picture))

They are volunteer workers at a church on the Island of Palawan. Every Friday, they are discipling more than 50 high school and college students. They are also doing discipleship Bible studies in six dormitories near the campus. One of their church leaders said, “Our youth ministry is growing because of the training they had with Word of Life through the Intense Discipleship Program.”

While I was there I had the opportunity to train teens and leaders on how to have an intentional discipleship relationship.

Effective Youth Ministry

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Discipleship.  Evangelism.  Training Leaders.

This week the Lord gave us opportunities to “come along side” churches to equip them be more effective in different ministries.  One area is Biblical Discipleship which we teach is a balanced approach of being highly Biblical and at the same time highly relational.  Jun said, “In our church we talked about discipleship all year long but our church was unable to provide a model to follow.  Through this training I have learned from the scriptures that there is biblical model we can follow.

Another area is Sending Teens Out to Reach the Masses (STORM) which is an evangelistic training for adults and teens to learn how to engage people with gospel. Len, a youth leader, said “through this training I realized sharing the gospel is a source of joy in the Lord.” Joan added, “I will take this concept to the next level in my church and our youth ministry.”

This training for Effective Youth Ministry was conducted with two churches in the province of Batangas.

New partners and a new generation of leaders reaching teens in their community. ​

 

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Local Church Ministries

Disciples making Disciples

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2 Timothy 2:2 – The things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

This verse becomes a reality in many ways through the ministry of Word of Life Philippines.

Here’s one story from our LCM Director:

I (Jonel) had the opportunity to work with Leonell as part of our Intense Discipleship Ministry (ID4ME) in 2014. Since then, he has begun his campus ministry in San Pablo City which I have been able to speak at. One of the students impacted through this ministry when I was the speaker is Willy (Pictured above). At that meeting he realized he needed a Savior. On July 4, 2014 he made a decision to accept Christ. Leonell has discipled him for a year and a half and now God has burdened his heart to learn more about impacting students with the gospel. Willy is now a part of the ID4ME 2016. He shared to us that his hope for ID4ME is to learn how to be more effective in reaching people with the gospel.

A testimony from a young man trained through the Intense Discipleship Ministry of WOL

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Hello, I’m Leonell.  I was a part of the original six disciples of the Word of Life Intense Discipleship Program. I learned new things in life and ministry. First, The Word of Life Quiet Time diary. This became a part of my life.  I began to love and meditate on God’s Word daily.  Second, was sharing my salvation testimony at church, on the sleonell 1treets and at camp.  Third, evangelism, doing drama presentations and sharing the gospel to people on the street. This was an exciting experience to see God at work!  Lastly, through this program, my personal walk with the Lord was strengthened and I have learned many ways to share my faith with others which helped developed my character.

Right now, I’m working at a campus ministry in San Pablo City reaching students of different schools in the city. What I have learned from Intense Discipleship is exactly the strategies I’ve begun doing in campus ministry.

Here’s some of the programs:

  • Campus SHOP (Student Hour Of Prayer) – We teach students how to pray.

  • Campus SHOW (Student Hour Of Worship) – A regular worship and fellowship of the students with a mini-worship service.

  • CamPUSH – We go out and share the gospel on different campuses using Open Air Evangelism techniques.  I want the students to be confident in sharing Christ with others.

I am thankful to have been a part of the WOL Intense Discipleship Program.  It really revolutionized my Christian life and I found God’s will for me.

 

Fresh Clear Simple Evangelism

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Fresh, Clear, Simple Evangelism

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Gospel Survey

We took this survey with three groups of churches in three major cities in the Philippines. Two hundred twenty three teens, youth leaders and Pastors participated in this survey.

Results:

3 out of 70 people believe that through Jesus Christ a person is saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ.

63 out of 70 people believe that obeying the Ten Commandments, be baptised, turning from all and every sin, always praying and making Jesus the master and Lord of your life are an essential part of salvation.

Second survey:

6 out of 80 people believe that through Jesus Christ a person can be saved

74 out of 80 people believe that through Jesus Christ a person can be saved but the majority said that making Jesus the Master and Lord of your life are a part of salvation.

10 out of 80 believe you can lose your salvation (2 out of those ten said you cannot know for sure you will go to heaven)

2 out of 80 said you cannot lose salvation but also said you cannot know for sure you will go to heaven

Third Survey:

4 out of 73 people believe that through Jesus Christ a person can be saved.

 69 out of 73 people believe that throguh Jesus Christ a person can be saved but obeying the Ten Commandments, turning from all and every sin  and making Jesus the Master and Lord of your life are a part of salvation.

69 out of 73 people believe that throguh Jesus Christ a person can be saved but obeying the Ten Commandments, turning from all and every sin and making Jesus the Master and Lord of your life are part of salvation.

Observations

  • Christians go to church not knowing what they really believe

 

  • Christians go to church not knowing what is the gospel

 

  • Christians go to church confused about what a person must do to be saved

 

  • Leaders in the church have not taught people how to present the gospel clearly

 

  • Teens have not been trained or exposed to personally sharing the gospel

Testimonies from Evangelistic Events

  • More than 50% who participated in this event were first timers in sharing the gospel (Calamba City and Tagbilaran City)

 

  • Rina said, “I experienced people rejecting the gospel. This encouraged me to keep sharing Christ to others.” (Cebu City)

 

  • An Outreach director and music director both admitted, “This is our first time sharing Christ to others on the street.” (Calamba City)

 

  • RJ shared, “the blessings of this event in my life are not only that God used me to lead someone to Christ but also I learned how to present the gospel clearly.” (Quezon Province)

 

Question & Answer

A year ago I had the opportunity to disciple a young man name Jun (not real name). He asked me this question, “Why I am not motivated to share the gospel?”

Here are some answers to that question:

  • Fear and Shyness. These two go together in the area of sharing Christ to others. Fear of rejection and shyness to tell others about what Jesus Christ has done for us are big challenges.
  • Trust. Trusting that God can save people by using us to share the gospel with classmates, friends, relatives, co-workers and neighbors. This is an issue of conviction.
  • Compassion. Recognizing that people are going to hell if they do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and that the only way they will believe is by hearing the gospel. The only way they will hear is if we share Christ.
  • Prayer. Praying for opportunities to share the gospel. Praying for people to be ready to receive the gospel. This is an issue of perspective.
  • Living in Sin. This one is the most dangerous and destructive reasons because God will deal with the sin in our lives. Sin makes a Christian an ineffective witness of Christ.
  • Lack of know how. Never been taught how to share the gospel. Do not know how, when or where to start a conversation. Maybe you have the same question as Jun. “Why I am not motivated to share the gospel?” Maybe you and your church need motivation to advance the gospel and reach out in your community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.Word of Life Philippines Local Church Ministries has developed a simple, clear, strategic way to share Christ and reach out in your community. This evangelistic event is called STORM which stands Sending Teens Out to Reach the Masses. This event has changed the lives of many teens, who through participating in STORM have reached out the lost, and become motivated and confident in sharing Christ with others. 

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  • 1 copy[/responsive]Please contact us @ wolclubs@gmail.com or go to www.wolphilippines.orgFor more information. You can also reach us by phone or text at: 0917-806-5220, 0998-566-2635, 0917-593-4980 

    In His Sufficient grace,

    Jonel Arcedera

    Word of Life Philippines

    Local Church Ministries Director

     

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    E-mail:jonelarcedera@wol.org

Leadership Development Conference

Your Invitation to Join the Leadership Development Conference on May 30-31, 2014

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Join the LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE On May 30-31, 2014

Learn from Great Speakers on the subjects of:

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[gap height=”20″]At: Word of Life Philippines Laguna Camp
Brgy. Perez, Calauan
Laguna, Philippines

Contact Us:
Mobile: 0917-593-9480
Email: wolclubs@gmail.com