Immersion Conference

Discipleship in Post Falls, Idaho

by Dale Fisher

Ken, Marti and Dale in front of Real Life Ministries Church, in Post Falls, Idaho (near Coeur d' Alene)

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The week before Campus Crusade for Christ’s staff training conference in Colorado, Marti, I, and Ken, the small groups pastor from our church (shown right), attended a discipleship conference called “Immersion” that was put on by Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. We had a great time watching and learning how this church does discipleship. Its leaders believe that the basic measurement of "how a church is doing" should be based on "how well it's discipling its members."

Marti and I hope to use what we learned at this immersion conference in our ministries with Transformational Leadership Movements in Africa and our home church. Here are three of the many concepts that we learned and liked very much.

Most of the conference sessions took place in small groups. Marti and Dale (the photographer) were on the "A" team, which consisted of 12 people from three churches, including one from Colombia, South America.

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Marti and I were personally challenged during this discipleship conference. We look forward to seeing how we can apply what we've learned in our lives and ministry; we ask the Holy Spirit to remind us of what we learned about immersion and discipleship as we each continue our ministerial journeys.

. . . until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.  —  Ephesians 4:13
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