Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Men's Discipleship

The Centro Cristiano Cofradia church's motto is "Grow and Let Grow."  Our current push is to train up leaders for the next generation of believers.  In other words, "make disciples." In order to do that, we need to work on developing and strengthening our personal relationships with Christ.  

It has been almost a year and a half since we started meeting together, Pastor Gollo, Gustavo, myself, and Hugo.  We studied Greg Ogden's Discipleship Essentials as a trial to see if it's something that would work here.  The results surpassed my expectations, as well as Pastor Gollo's, as our relationship together deepened with one another and with the Lord.  I'm sold on Greg's "Triad" idea; working with 3 or 4 in a group instead of one on one or larger groups due to intimacy, vulnerability, and consistency.  He suggests at the end of the study to have each of the 3 or 4 participants pray and search for 2 or 3 others to work with and open another group.  We did that and those groups are wrapping up this month.  Soon, 15 men will be looking to open more groups.  If all 15 men recruited 2 each, we would have 45 men in an organized, closed, and intense discipleship group.  From time to time our original group continues to meet to encourage one another and keep one another accountable.  We will be looking at John Eldridge's book, Wild At Heart, in the near future.

This is a ministry that is close to my heart.  One of the aspects of Alternative Missions Cofradia is to minister to the local church as a resource for helping them reach their goals and fulfill their vision of "Raising up Leaders."  My hope as the Area Director of this mission is to give hope to those who have none.

Some of the 15 men are already recruiting others to be part of their next group.  We have yet to purchase the books necessary to continue.  Each book in Mexico costs nearly $20 US Dollars.  Our goal is to purchase 50 more books so we can continue.  If you would like to help in purchasing these, please email me to give you the Spanish information and links in order to purchase them.  Or you can simply send a donation and I can purchase them myself.  $100 US Dollars will provide almost enough for 6 books.  Thank you very much for partnering with us.

Your designated Cofradia Men donation can be made as follows:  


Send check written to "Alternative Missions" to
Alternative Missions
PO Box 5835
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Please remember to designate your gift on a separate note for Cofradia Men.

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