Workshops

Discipleship through God

Personal Devotions

Speaker: Cristian Copaceanu
“The study of the Bible is superior to all other study in strengthening the intellect. What fields of thought the youth may find to explore in the Word of God! The mind may go deeper and still deeper in its research… yet there is an infinity beyond.” (Messages to Young People, 253.1)

Description
This workshop will explore the foundation for having and growing a relationship with Jesus while covering the practical aspects of doing meaningful devotions and Bible study. It will discuss the factors and resources that are crucial for a powerful devotional life and will troubleshoot challenges we face in doing devotions and Bible study.

Prayer Workshop

Speaker: Hana Nakagawa
“Prayer is the breath of the soul and it is the secret of spiritual power. Neglect the exercise of prayer, or engage in prayer spasmodically as seems convenient, and you lose your hold on God. The spiritual faculties lose their vitality, the religious experience lacks health and vigor.” (Prayer, 84.4)
Description
This workshop will explore the foundation for having and growing a relationship with Jesus while covering the practical aspects of having a powerful prayer life. It will discuss the ways in which we can make prayer conversational and how we can listen to God speak through prayer. It will also examine ways we can jumpstart or strengthen our prayer life through both trials and victories.

Personal Revival

Speaker: Josh Gonzalez
“A revival and a reformation must take place under the ministration of the Holy Spirit. Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart. Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits and practices. Reformation will not bring forth the good fruit of righteousness unless it is connected with the revival of the Spirit.” (Christian Service, 42.2)
Description
This workshop will explore the aspect of reigniting your faith, the importance of having a relationship with the Holy Spirit, persistence in faith, and God's faithfulness. It will help you navigate through spiritually challenging times and enable you to understand and see that God is ever-present, even when you do not ‘feel’ He is near. This workshop will also explore how resources such as “The Spirit of Prophecy” can offer practical means of reigniting and re-energising your faith.
Discipleship through People

Culture of Discipleship

Speaker: Justin Lawman
“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.” (NASB – Matthew 28:19-20)
Description
This workshop will look at creating a movement of discipleship; how you can engage and encourage discipleship in your local church culture. This workshop will also explore key components of discipleship, such as small groups, mentoring, accountability, training and leadership.

Practical Discipleship

Speaker: Tom Kent
“…Christian discipleship includes self-denial, self-sacrifice, even to the laying down of life itself, if need be, for the sake of Him who has given His life for the life of the world…” (Counsels on Stewardship, 288.3)

Description
This workshop will explore practical ways to become effective disciples and soul winners. It will cover the foundations of discipling others, such as sharing your testimony, giving Bible studies, initiating spiritual conversations, and incorporating discipleship into your day-to-day life.

Relationship

Speaker: Lyle Southwell
“I Love You!” How special are those words between two young people! But even more wonderful they become when spoken to us by our Saviour who wants us to be happy and find joy in our relationship with each other. (Letters to Young Lovers)
Description
This workshop will explore how relationships fall into the plan of discipleship and how to identify and build meaningful relationships. This workshop will also explore how to approach the search for a life partner and considerations to make to work together to develop God's kingdom.
The Life of a disciple

Digital Discipleship

Speaker: Wayne Boehm
“With the end of time approaching, this instruction is more relevant than ever. A new generation of believers will find these counsels opening horizons to them that they had not envisioned.” (Country Living, 3.2)
Description
This workshop will explore how to adapt to an ever-changing culture, how to advance the spirit of discipleship digitally, and how to make your church stand out in the digital space. It will also discuss the foundations of digital discipleship, tools, and resources available on the digital platform to prepare us for discipleship.

Small-Group Discipleship

Speaker: John and Naomi Kitevski
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (NKJV – Acts 1:8)
Description
This workshop will explore how to incorporate the spirit of discipleship into various aspects of our lives. It will also cover how to use our current social networks and our interests as building blocks for ministry. Specifically, it will explore the role of small group ministry in bringing new people to God and preparing you for continued growth and multiplication.

Adventist Identity

Speaker: Sukeshinie Goonatilleke
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (NKJV – Ephesians 2:10)

Description
This workshop will explore how discipleship ties into Adventist identity. Specifically, how our identity in God and identity as the end-time church can empower us for discipleship today. This workshop will also explore powerful forces of the Gospel, such as health and prophecy, and how sharing our identity as Adventists can further our mission to share the Gospel to all ends of the earth.
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