God is awakening the hearts of His people. HE is rising up a generation of believers all over the world that are eager to make His name known. It is our calling to step into the lives of this generation, and faithfully make disciples amongst them. Our desire is that the next generation would understand the overwhelming love of Jesus, and the freedom that comes with surrendering to His will.
Once they understand the grace of Jesus Christ, believers are empowered to take their “everyday lives” and give back to what God has already given to them- hope, rescue, and salvation. We take our everyday, ordinary lives, and make them a “living sacrifice.” We are not just cultivating followers of Jesus Christ, but we are investing in the spiritual journey of those that God has awakened to himself.
Being a disciple of Jesus Christ isn’t easy. It’s a huge sacrifice, and the cost is moment by moment surrender to the will of God, and where He may call you. In Luke 9, Jesus says, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the Kingdom of God.” Through discipleship, we are empowering followers of Jesus Christ to dive in wholeheartedly, and follow radically after Jesus, without looking back at what they may be walking away from.
We find great importance in equipping the next generation to not just receive spiritual nourishment, but to take what they’re learning so they will go out and make disciples who will also go out and make disciples. The global discipleship movement starts with a trickle. One person committed to reaching the nations with the gospel can plant seeds that will eventually result in a great harvest of believers. Choosing to invest in and disciple the next generation means equipping the next generation with the tools to know Jesus and make him known.
For Invest, discipleship means meeting people exactly where they are. It means that we, as the larger Invest family can take a message of HOPE to more people this season than we ever have before!
Here's how you can join us:
- Transportation to carry the gospel to rural villages.
- Christmas Care packages for orphaned children.
You can find out more about Christmas Hope Project by clicking HERE. The cost of the vehicle that can get our staff, our African leaders, and our teams out to the communities we are currently working in and are moving into in 2014 is $20,000. A vehicle is not just a means of transportation - it's a tool that allows us to continue discipling the leaders and children of rural African villages. In addition to this, Choose to Invest is rallying support to distribute Christmas Care Packages to 48 orphaned children in order to give them the fresh start they need as they head into another semester of school. Each package will include toiletries, laundry soap, and a small gift for each of them.
Help us carry the message of hope this season to the next generation!