MINISTRY NEWSLETTER (2021 HIGHLIGHTS)

The year 2021 has been a year of many challenges ranging from nation to nation because of the Covid19 Pandemic. Though the Pandemic has not yet been completely subdued we are thankful to God that the story is changing from bad to better in many nations of the world. The entire world and the Church at large have been heavily affected in terms of the economy and missions work. However, we still have every reason to rejoice and thank God in all things as He commands us to give thanks in everything. Through the Pandemic I have personally seen the Lord reviving the work of the Church and also making individuals ask themselves where the world is heading to; Hebrews 11:8-10 “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.  For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God”. Here are some of the Ministry Highlights for the year 2021

Bible Gifts: We have together with you touched over 200 people with Bibles.

The work of Evangelism; I am grateful to God that the passion for the lost souls is growing more and more and now seeing many people dying without Christ and knowing that they will spend eternity in Hell. These burden my heart to reach out to the lost and even those within the confines of the Church who are not yet sure of their eternal life Christ Jesus our Lord. The drive to the ministries I do whether it is in the Church as a Pastor, in outreaches locally and missions work beyond my tribesmen and country boarders is that the lost may be reconciled to the Lord Jesus Christ. And together we are saving lives as we holds hands in the great commission with you. We have indeed touched many lives and I pray the Lord causes us to continue to do so even the more in our remaining days on earth.

 

PASTORAL MINISTRY: As much as I love the lost souls come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus. I am as well passionate to see them discipled and become mature disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have been a Pastor of Agape Baptist Church for over 7 years and the Lord has graciously worked in His Church and me. It has pleased the Lord to move us in a Church planting ministry within Zambia but in a different Province/region. My Family and I bade farewell to the Church in tears and smiles knowing that our God is on the throne and He leads us as He pleases. To God be the glory for the great things He is doing among us. We are optimistic and expectant to see what the Lord has in store for us in the new land.  

Here are some farewell highlights

I must confess that it was really a bitter-sweet kind of experience leaving brothers and sisters whom I have known for many years, some I personally witnessed to them, Baptised, married and even welcomed Children into fellowship. The comfort is that ministry is about Christ Jesus and His glory. He who has begun the good work in His people will surely accomplish it with or without my presence (Philippians 1:6). The thoughts of looking to God for the new work and new relationships are so exciting as well. My family and I are expectant of the Lord’s hand in this new land. The ground looks promising and the peace of God upon our hearts is so overwhelming. We truly know and feel this is His leading but we are also aware that battles await us for the Kingdom of God is always opposed by the world and worldly. Oh for grace that the Lord would keep and use us for His honour and glory.

The Call to start new work: The call to begin this new work came through two families who have transferred to the area and thought there is need for Church planting. I was personally hesitant to leave my city for a relatively small town where life was uncertain. In God’s providence my WDA African Director Pastor Benson Chembe called me and spoke about expanding WDA work in all the provinces of Zambia and I took that as a confirmation to move to Luapula Province. Here I am now.

Let us continue to holds hands in supporting and praying for the work of the Lord. Remember without your support and prayer there would be little or nothing to report about. Let us keep doing the work entrusted to us the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus. In 1st Corinthians 15:3-5, we read “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. (ESV) We have but today to serve the Lord our God. Thank you.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

  • Praise the Lord with me for His provisions of the ministry and family needs. The Lord has miraculously provided for us in ways words cannot tell this year which proved difficult.
  • Rejoice with me for the Lord’s protection and good health of my family and I, though I had a number of Gospel movement amidst Covid19 the Lord has kept me well and safe.
  • Pray for grace and wisdom to settle well in the new area this year and get into another year with a growing passion and love for God and His work. That the Lord will lead me to start discipleship work with His people swiftly.
  • Pray for the Lord’s grace as we start a new Church here in Mansa Luapula Province. We need a place to gather from, chairs and many other provisions. It is apparently clear that I will be making a lot of movements in order to establish this new work. Kindly pray for a ministry Car for efficient and easy moments.
  • Our first born and second are in School. Kindly pray that the Lord would provide for us so that we are enabled to pay for their school fees and serve the Lord without hindrance.

Thank you so much for your generous and unwavering prayer support looking forward to partner with you and doing more for the Lord in the year 2022. Thanks and the Lord bless you abundantly. Amen.

 

Fayetteville, GA, October 29, 2021 — Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) will present “An Intro to the Restoring Your Heart Ministry” webinar on November 9 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be hosted on Zoom and feature guest speakers Mel Turner and Linda Dukes.

At the “Intro to the Restoring Your Heart Ministry” webinar, participants will learn how the Restoring Your Heart (RYH) ministry model works, how to join an RYH Group, how to become trained as an RYH Group Leader, and how to offer RYH groups at their church.

“Childhood trauma, buried grief, and other painful life experiences often lead us to develop harmful coping skills and destructive behavior,” said Linda Dukes, WDA’s Restoring Your Heart Coordinator. “Everyone deals with unprocessed pain like this on some level, and that is why I am so excited to be offering this free introduction to Restoring Your Heart. Restoring Your Heart is an incredible tool to help people heal, change their relationship with others, and give them a process to help others heal as well. This webinar is the first step in that journey of healing.”

Restoring Your Heart (RYH) is a series of gender-specific confidential small groups. It enables people to explore their past pain, identify unhealthy emotional and relational patterns, grieve their losses, and forgive those who have hurt them. Groups are available for both men and women.

“Restoring Your Heart, for me, was one of the catalysts that “bridged the gaps” in my discipleship process,” said Mike L., a participant in a U.S. men’s RYH group. “I have come to know how to fully feel, fully grieve, and to fully receive and give the love of Christ. Today, I walk with other men. I’m sharing the comfort I have received from the “God of all comfort.” Because of the impacts of these groups, I will never be the same.”

Registration for the RYH intro webinar is free and tickets may be purchased online at restoringyourheart.com or on the Restoring Your Heart Facebook page.

Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) is an interdenominational Christian ministry whose mission is to serve the church worldwide by developing Christ-like character in people and equipping them to disciple others like Jesus. WDA has been serving the metro-Atlanta area since 1974.

Media Contacts
Worldwide Discipleship Association
Jordan Stafford (Marketing Coordinator)
770-460-1337
www.disciplebuilding.org/
Or contact Jennifer McClin (Director of Generosity)

 

Fayetteville, GA, October 28, 2021 — Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) will present a free webinar on “Welcoming People Well: Assimilation Strategies” on November 3, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET. The event will be on Zoom. Lesley Deyton, Minister of Assimilation and Development at New Hope Baptist Church, will lead the webinar.

WDA reports that the webinar will include 30 minutes of instruction and discussion, followed by a brief Q&A. The training will cover helping every person who comes to your church or ministry connect well, giving first-time visitors a pathway to be part of your church and ministry, and more.

Webinar registration is now open for free and will close on November 2. Register online at wdaleadershipinstitute.com/welcoming-well.

“Welcoming and engaging guests to your church is essential,” said Lesley Deyton. “We foster growth as believers and as people through relationships. If our guests feel wanted and cared for by the way we respond to them, they are more likely to return and engage with our mission. In this webinar we will discuss strategies you can implement right away to connect with each person and family that visits your church.”

Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) is an interdenominational Christian ministry whose mission is to serve the church worldwide by developing Christ-like character in people and equipping them to disciple others like Jesus. WDA has been serving the metro-Atlanta area since 1974.

Media Contacts
Worldwide Discipleship Association
Jordan Stafford (Marketing Coordinator)
770-460-1337
www.disciplebuilding.org/
Or contact Jennifer McClin (Director of Generosity)

 

Fayetteville, GA, August 23, 2021 — Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) will present a Life Coaching Webinar on October 6, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET and at 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET on Zoom. Certified John Maxwell speaker, trainer, and coach Sean Hall will lead the webinar.

WDA reports that the webinar will include one hour of training, a breakout group, and Q&A. The webinar will provide a broad overview of life coaching as a means of building intentional relationships that produce sustained growth and transformed lives.

Registration is now open for free and will close on October 4. Tickets can be booked online at wdaleadershipinstitute.com.

“My entire life has changed for the better as a result of [Sean’s] mentorship and coaching,” said Trey Roth, regarding Sean Hall’s impact and effectiveness as a life coach. “I would not be the person or professional I am today without his significant, positive impact. I respect and trust Sean to no end.”

Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) is an interdenominational Christian ministry whose mission is to serve the church worldwide by developing Christ-like character in people and equipping them to disciple others like Jesus. WDA has been serving the metro-Atlanta area since 1974.

 

Media Contacts
Worldwide Discipleship Association
Jordan Stafford (Marketing Coordinator)
770-460-1337
www.disciplebuilding.org/
Or contact Jennifer McClin (Director of Generosity)

Fayetteville, GA, August 21, 2021 — Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) and Restoring Your Heart (RYH) plan to host a free talk on “How To Release True Forgiveness” on August 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET on Facebook Live. The Director of Restoring Your Heart Indonesia, Ellen Patricia, will host the event.

WDA reports that the Facebook Live talk will include information on how to get past forgiveness roadblocks, the psychology and science of forgiveness, and how Restoring Your Heart ministries can help with the forgiveness process. Join online on the RYH Facebook page.

Restoring Your Heart offers a series of safe, small group experiences for those who desire freedom from emotional hurt and unprocessed pain. The ministry is delivered through the church and other organizations via trained leaders who facilitate safe, gender-specific small groups to their congregation and surrounding community. RYH was developed by Jack Larson, an Atlanta-based pastor, and a team of theologians, mental health professionals, and lay leaders who collaborated to produce workbooks and group experiences geared toward helping individuals process past pain, understand emotions, and conquer shame. Restoring Your Heart is a ministry of Worldwide Discipleship Association.

“This free live talk about forgiveness is so important in the age we’re living in, where so many of us are dealing with high emotional stress and pain stemming not only from our childhoods but from current events as well,” said Jennifer McClin, WDA’s Director of Generosity. “Most of us do not realize the level at which we are personally affected by our own inability to forgive others. We often think of forgiveness as releasing a person that we’re angry with, but, in actuality, it releases us and empowers us to grow, heal, and become more whole and loving human beings. I have personally experienced this release and the unexpected sense of freedom and love that was delivered through forgiving someone who hurt me years ago. I’m so glad that WDA can offer a free discussion on this important topic so that people can internalize these concepts.”

Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) is an interdenominational Christian ministry whose mission is to serve the church worldwide by developing Christ-like character in people and equipping them to disciple others like Jesus. WDA has been serving the metro Atlanta area since 1974.

Media Contacts
Worldwide Discipleship Association
Jordan Stafford (Marketing Coordinator)
770-460-1337
www.disciplebuilding.org/
Or contact Jennifer McClin (Director of Generosity)