Dear Kingfisher family,
Kingfisher redirects the body of Christ towards a disciple-making lifestyle in all spheres of life. These words come from our vision statement or dream that you can find on our web site.
We use various tools to mobilise the body of Christ towards a disciple-making lifestyle – first of all, a workshop to introduce the Gospel of Mathew in following Jesus as disciples in order eventually to become disciples. The workshop “Making disciples like Jesus” had been presented in Africa, South East Asia and Eastern Europe.
The feedback up to now was overwhelmingly positive:
- The workshop uses the Scripture itself as the source and empowers believers to follow Jesus reading their Bibles within context.
- The support material is designed to help small groups of disciples to discover what it means to follow Jesus.
- The desired outcome is that a disciple of Jesus who followed Jesus through the gospel of Mathew will be able to disciple another in exactly the same way when he reaches Mathew 28 with the instruction to make disciples exactly in the way Jesus did.
Those who actually began to read the gospel of Mathew together, following Jesus step by step and inviting others to join along the way, were actually discipled by our Lord himself. Those who were in love with the fresh approach and practical implementation but did not implement what they read, were disappointed.
The workshop itself is just an introduction. The real spiritual journey is not attending a workshop but following Jesus step by step. Jesus said: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.” Mathew 7:24 &26.
When introducing the workshop our biggest fear is that these words will not be put into practice and our greatest joy is to see a house built on rock!