Disciple Nations International was birthed out of a revelation that God truly desires to see entire nations discipled in the commands of Jesus Christ. Even as you read these words, various nations are experiencing a move of God’s Spirit that is beginning to impact all of society. There are approx. 500 communities around the world that have been experiencing Jesus Christ literally begin to cause all of society to be impacted by the Gospel. Some of the founding partners in this ministry have had an opportunity to have firsthand experience connecting with these communities.
Gather, Awaken Equip, Empower
- Why seek to Gather, Awaken, Equip & Empower the Already existent Body of Christ in a nation? Isn’t the primary focus of missions to reach the lost?
Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
The Greek word here “mathéteuó” is referring to helping someone become a matured, growing disciple (literally, “a learner,” a true Christ-follower). To think that all God wants is to save souls from hell is to minimize His true intention. While God’s heart is absolutely for the salvation of every man, woman and child on the planet (1 Tim. 2:1-4) He has an even larger vision in mind. He desires to see entire nations to be made His disciples, His students, and to be taught all that He has commanded us in regards to every facets of life (Matthew 28:18-20). This discipleship involves our personal lives, our families, our business interactions, government, education etc… All of life has been given clear teaching by God that He expects His people to put into practice, and in that way see His Kingdom manifested on earth as it is in heaven:
“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.’ Matthew 6:9-10
- What is the instrument that God has chosen to disciple the nations?
It has been said that, “The Church is God’s Plan A to disciple the nations and He has no plan B.” We see throughout the scriptures that whenever God wanted to impact the nations, He started by first dealing with His own people.
If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
Henry Blackaby, the author of Experiencing God, is quoted as saying, “as the people of God go, so go the nation.” Therefore, if we truly wish to disciple the over 7.1 billion people on the earth, the starting point in any region or nation is the already existent Body of Christ. Even in nations, like China or India where entire people groups have no Gospel witness, an initial step is to gather the Body of Christ that is nearby and cause them to see the need and ask them to seek God’s Spirit for His wisdom in how to see them discipled in the will and ways of God.
Once we have had a revelation that the already existent Body of Christ is the key to the fulfillment of God’s heart desire to see nations discipled, then we will be able to understand just how critical it is for us to Gather, Awaken, Equip, and Empower His Church to fulfill His purposes. We hope that you will prayerfully consider partnering with us to see 1 billion Christ-followers prepared to disciple their nations!
Where is Disciple Nations International currently working?
There is a great potential for international partnership right now. A wide door has opened in the nation of India to see to equip and empower over 1 million Christ-followers, in the nation least-reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is estimated that 71% of the global population of those who are unreached and unengaged, reside in the nation of India. In partnership with international and indigenous organizations, we are presently pursuing a goal of seeing 1 million Christ-followers prepared to disciple their nation over the course of the next five years. They are also seeking to equip and empower 500,000 families, and 500,000 marketplace professionals. We have a book entitled “Disciple India” that is in translation and is scheduled to be published soon.
Here is a sample of other potential partner nations/regions:
Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia (National Prayer Network, Evangelical Alliance…), Canada, Sweden, U.K., Albania, Kenya, Zambia, Congo, Israel, Haiti, Jamaica, Central & South America
Partner with Us
After learning a little bit of the heartbeat of Disciple Nations International, and in seeing the opportunity to be a part of gathering, awakening, equipping and empowering over 1 billion Christ-followers, we hope that you will prayerfully consider joining with us in the discipleship of the nations.