As Global Disciples of Jesus,
OUR VISION is to see every person have an opportunity to choose and follow Jesus Christ.
OUR CENTRAL FOCUS
We equip leaders selected by their churches to train disciple-makers, who plant churches among least-reached people.
Established in 2012, Global Disciples Canada is a federal Not-For-Profit Corporation with CRA registered charitable status. We work closely with an international discipleship alliance formed in 1996 which has been helping churches in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to train and equip disciples of Jesus – who start businesses, plant churches and baptize new believers in hard-to-reach areas. The growth of the Church in these regions is leading to transformed lives, transformed communities and will bring healing to the nations. This growth is happening just like it did in the early Church – through discipleship, disciples making disciples.
We see Global Disciples Canada as one small part of a very big thing that God is doing. It is our prayer that through cross-pollination from Christians in all nations, we will see spiritual renewal here at home as we partner with others who are following Jesus, often at great cost. We want to do our part on the international stage, as well as here at home.
We work closely to accomplish the Great Commission with Global Disciples through a Joint Ministry Agreement. Global Disciples Canada has a specific mandate to walk alongside established training programs, trainers and coaches with yearly “refresher courses” that occur in various locations globally.
Our Core Values
Intimacy with Jesus
Who we are and what we do flows from our relationship with Christ.
Building trust with our co-workers, partners and donors is essential.
Obeying Christ requires the courage to risk all for our God-given mission.
Being authentic, accountable and truthful in our words and actions.
Serving with Humility
Modeling the way of Jesus is our goal, living selflessly for God’s glory.
We want our work to be conceived, birthed and carried out in prayer.
Our Statement of Faith
Global Disciples serves to connect and facilitate cooperation within the global Body of Christ among clusters of churches that are engaged in discipleship, mission, and leadership training ministries and share our commitment to:
- Glorify God, the Creator and eternal Lord of the universe;
- Exalt the only Savior and risen Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son;
- Rely on the Holy Spirit to teach, convict, comfort and empower;
- Accept the Bible as the divinely inspired, authoritative Word of God;
- Demonstrate love for those in the church, the Body of Christ;
- Show love for those without Christ through lives of compassionate service, righteous living, and evangelism;
- Celebrate the sanctity of human life from conception to death, understanding we are created male and female, in the image of God;
- Live in sexual purity, whether single or in a marriage covenant between a man and a woman;
- Pray and work diligently to see the Gospel spread to all peoples in anticipation of the glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
As grateful recipients of God’s grace, we always seek to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). In each area of responsibility, it will be our goal to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). Our theological understanding flows within the believers’ church tradition and we embrace the Lausanne Covenant and the Manila Manifesto.
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 3:11