Making Life Disciples Life Team
Building a life team at your church takes prayer and perseverance. Don’t worry if you only have a few people who want to join at first. God can multiply your efforts and provide the increase. Determine to meet regularly even if it is to just spend time in prayer seeking God’s provisions. As He leads, make note of what resources are already in place to serve this mission field.
“Success is when preparation meets opportunity.” This being the case, gather a list of resources in your community. Again, life decisions need life support. Consider needs that those facing an unplanned pregnancy might have: transportation, housing, counseling, job placement, food, finances, etc. Consult your local pregnancy center or other ministries as well so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
One of the most important milestones in implementing Making Life Disciples is to have your team build a relational bridge between a church point person and a pregnancy center point person that is sufficiently focused and strong enough to implement systems and processes that connect center clients with local church discipleship. Your church and center can then work together to answer this question: How will you connect clients with the flourishing that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ and discipleship in a local church? Again, ministry flows at the speed of trust and it may take you 1-2 years to get to this step but it will be well worth it!
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