In August, Presbyterians came together at the annual Evangelism and Church Growth conference to share, to learn, and to witness the power of the Holy Spirit. This year’s conference theme—Go. Disciple. Live.—focused on Jesus’ Great Commission to his earliest followers to go into the world and make disciples, teaching them to practice all that he had commanded.
Presbyterians were encouraged to(1) Go beyond the walls of the church to meet people in our neighborhoods and communities with the good news of Jesus, to (2) Disciple by mentoring others while together learning what it means to live fully in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and to (3) Live life to the fullest, inviting others to come to know Jesus Christ and walk in his ways alongside us.
The conference celebrated and reiterated the importance of the 1001 New Worshiping Community movement. It encouraged Presbyterians to reach out to the unchurched and dechurched and reminded us all that God is willing to meet us where we are—even in our brokenness. For, as the apostle Paul writes, “God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). It is my hope that the following stories encourage you to go, disciple, and live in a way that invites others to come to know the love of Jesus Christ.
Disciple making in St. Pete Beach
Read how conference attendees shared their vision on disciple making.
Joint Presbyterian Mission Agency and Fuller Seminary Initiative
Great Ministry Practice
Seeing Jesus in New York City
A presbytery-wide mission trip helps participants see Jesus. Read full story.