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About the iFollow Discipleship Resource- As the North American Division
researched resource needs at the local church level, we were told, year after year,
that the greatest need was for a discipleship resource that came specifically from the
Adventist Church. Churches attempting discipleship training were experiencing
"pushback" from members on the content in off-the-shelf discipleship training mateials
from Christian suppliers, and were requesting products that reflected more completely
the distinctive character of Adventism.
We didn't want to be reactionary in approach or to produce a product that was merely
copied from what others were doing, with an Adventist name on it. We wanted to
respond with a quality product that would bring unique value to churches. So, we set
out on the long journey to create one - a journey that included advisory groups,
committees of pastors, writers and editors- and then a lot of work.
A Six-Year Process
Developing a comprehensive and representative discipleship resource was not something
to be done quickly or haphazardly. We knew that a "better" resource wouldn't just be one
that threw in a few Adventist terms, here and there, but that was, indeed, more useful to
pastors and other church leaders. The process of developing what has come to be know
as iFollow was a long and ardous one. It took us a full six years to get a broadly based
set of discipleship training "lessons" -over one hundred of them -and to design the needed
additional resource elements that would reflect and to design the needed additional
resource elements that would reflect both the needs and the values of Adventism, in a
Accomplishing all this, demanded some great partners in development, which included
several key groups. These included the Center for Creative Ministry, Mind Over Media,
SermonView, the iFollow Taskforce, and our team here at the NAD Church Resources
Center- widely known as Vervent.
(Resource - www.ifollowdiscipleship.org)
Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God's ideal for His children. -E. G. White (True Education p. 12)
Lamb’s Offering will be collected weekly before the Children’s Story by our children in support of Christian Education. Please remember to give a generous offering.
FAMILY LIFE DEPARTMENT
Counseling Resources - You may find some information at the Southern New England Conference (SNEC) website at sneconline.org and then click on dept/ministries, then family life ministries, then counseling resources.
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Updated: Mar 21, 2014