We praise God for blessing us and enableing us in order to encourage other pastors and leaders in the discipleship ministry. Indeed it is a great encouragement to witness the mighty way God is using the SBC ministry in our bretheren´s lives in Bolivia. By His grace, I was able to teach the SBC discipleship in 2 local churches and their pastors and leaders undestood the fact that they were neglecting the discipleship ministry and work in the believer´s lives. The SBC material has already caused a tremendous impact in 4 churches in Tarija - Bolivia.
During June, 18 pastors and leaders were taught and trained to use the SBC with their people. Preaise God! We believe that the local church leadership understood the importance of the dicipleship ministry and have been challenged to disciple in their churches using the SBC material. If you would, please pray for me as i have a trip postponed to the city of Potosí because of the many blocades on the Bolivian roads.
This is somehing hard for other countries to understand but it is very común here that when a sindicate, or a community does not get the government´s attention, they just block the roads for days or sometimes weeks and that affects a lot of people until the government hears their demands and negociate with them. Anyways, at the end of July I will be visiting Potosi and the christians there and in August I will be going to Cochabamaba and in Septebmer I will be going to Argentina and teach the SBC discipleaship with a Pastor friend and his church.!!!!
Once again, thank you for your prayers and support given in order to train others and teach the Great Commission to the Bolivian Churches and other countries as well, so we praise God for the SBC material.
Saved to Serve,
Daniel & Lidia Marañón
Tarija - Bolivia
Every Christian is called to be an evangelist; to tell others the glorious truth of eternal life through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. However, the task to which Christians have been called does not stop there. We are called to go into the world and “make disciples!” A ‘disciple’ is a student of Christ’s teaching, a follower and an imitator of His example. To obey Christ’s command to make disciples is to invest our lives in a cause with eternal significance.
The “Spiritual Boot Camp” book prepares Christians for the spiritual warfare every Christian must endure in this life as a disciple and a follower of Christ. Vital “spiritual strategies” are laid down in Chapter One and the remaining chapters provide practical help in the implementation of these strategies. Practical tools for effective discipleship are included; such as the Forty-Day Chart, the Scripture Memory System, the Record of Daily Bible Reading Chart, the Troubles List, and the Accountability Partner Checklist.
It provides instruction to ground the new disciple in vital doctrinal knowledge about our enemy (the world, the flesh and the devil), it discusses worship and obedience from the heart, it demonstrates the crucial importance of the promises of God and the power contained in them, and it provides essential information about how to recover from the sin and failure which is inevitable in every Christian’s life.
The Spiritual Boot Camp book will equip you with the practical tools you need to “… go and make disciples.” You can use it in your personal one-on-one ministry to others, or to lead an exciting in-depth small group discipleship program. This material was developed in the context of pastoral counseling and can be used in personal or pastoral counseling as well.
At Grace Community Church, Spiritual Boot Camp is level three in the Foundational Classes through which new members pass. It is a solid, practical tool to help do a thorough job of discipleship in the local church. It can help populate your church with truly spiritually mature Christians who are ready to disciple others.
-Dr. Ed Bulkley