Not only did Jesus live a disciplemaking way of life, he also called us to do the same. If you want your students to both live with Jesus and for Jesus in every area of their life, then, as a youth leader, you must set the pace. We have established a strategic relationship with Cadre Ministries to help us both live and multiply a Jesus-like disciplemaking life. Our friends at Cadre provide training to help youth workers – both vocational and volunteer – become successful in creating disciplemaking friendships and ministries.
The following training experiences are specifically designed to help you embrace disciplemaking values and develop the skills in living them out.
Disciplemaking is Relationships (DiR)
The Disciplemaking Is Relationships training is an invitation for you to explore being a disciple... who makes disciples... who makes more disciples. It's a fresh, simple and profound look at what it means to follow Jesus in the context of community. This training does not impose a specific model onto your ministry, but instead helps you and your team wrestle the question: What does 1st century Jesus-like disciplemaking look like in your 21st century Western context?
Evangelism is Relationships (EiR)
In the Evangelism Is Relationships training experience, you will learn to live a biblical process for impacting your world like Jesus. This training will help you and your team gain God’s heart for those in your relational sphere of influence, authentically invest in them, indentify where God’s grace and truth intersects their lives and how to clearly share God's story, your own God story, and how to invite others into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Friends that Matter
Friends that Matter is a training tool specifically designed for you to experience with your students. Introduce your ministry to the values and life Jesus invites you to enjoy. These experiences will help your students discover what it looks like to live as disciplemaking friends.
We believe disciplemaking can happen in middle school. Equip is designed to help your middle school students embrace a disciplemaking way of life – living as friends who follow Jesus together.