The ministry of Discipling Marketplace Leaders was started and grown in both East, West, and Central Africa. It is now beginning to be exported from Africa to other parts of the world. I’m excited to announce that in June, we will be in Asia for three weeks, meeting with three partners. And in August, we will be in Brazil meeting with a different partner. God is opening doors and we are thankful for the opportunity to join Him in His work.
Many of you have been reading this blog for some time and have an understanding of our goal to have every Christian understand their calling and mission in every workplace. That means what we do is important (and we are to do our work with excellence), how we do our work matters as we are Christ’s ambassadors, understanding why we work (flourishing of creation and humanity), and where are called to work (in every space and place where work leads to flourishing) matters!
And many of you have said at one time or another, “We need this in the US.” In fact, I have been asked the following occasionally by Africans, “This must be working well in the US for you to bring it to Africa.” I have to let them know that this was started and shaped by African pastors and businesspeople and now can be exported to the rest of the world.
But getting traction in the US is not easy. There are many reasons that I believe are the cause of that, but today I’m looking for feedback on how we can attract busy pastors and church leaders to at least stop and hear the message of discipleship for the workplace.
To that end, I have created a number of titles for a one-hour or two-hour workshop and would love your feedback for which you think would resonate with a pastor in the US or Canada. It is our belief that almost every pastor wants to be making disciples and see transformation happen in and through their members. Understanding that common vision, we would like to offer a title that would capture enough attention for a busy pastor to make space in his/her calendar to attend. Our offerings are:
- The Purpose of Sunday is Monday
- Whole Life Discipleship: Every Place and Every Space
- Meeting God at Work
- Unleashing the Church: From Sunday Christians to Everyday Christians
- Preparing the Church for a Post-Christian World
Would you be willing to think about which might resonate with pastors and send me a brief response (firstname.lastname@example.org)? This week my son, Noah, gets married so I will be slow on responses but will respond as soon as I can.
Scholarship Campaign Update: We are so thankful for the Gospel Patrons who joined our scholarship campaign during the month of April! Whether you have been a Gospel Patron with DML for some time or you are new through the campaign, we thank God for you! Although we did not quite meet or goal of $30,000 in April, if you are interested, there is still time to contribute to the message of “work as worship” going far and wide! Click here for more details.