What is your ministry?
I was part of the initial core leadership team of Vox Domini Baptist Church. We designed the church to be a community of practicing disciples. Since 1998, the church has grown significantly from 31 members to more than 400 with a large group of participants and students as regular attendees. We began multiple services before we ultimately created two sites. In 2010 we built a new facility and launched the second site of the church focused on young couples. I am currently leading this second site. In January of 2015 we opened a third site focused on religious college students, while the first site is still maintaining its initial intention to reach lay college students.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I want to learn how to adapt my style of teaching and training to the variety of interests and needs of my disciples. I want to learn to motivate others and to cast vision.
What is your leadership role?
Besides my involvement in the local church and student ministry I am a member of the national churches network called B.I.G. – Impact (Churches with Global Impact) and I am teaching in the informal pastoral training program, ATS (Advanced Training Studies) for educated, qualified, and involved pastors and leaders to increase their efficiency and impact. I also studied in ATS for three years and graduated in 2006. Since 1999 I am involved with Esther Foundation, a crisis pregnancy center, and in an educational program for high school students regarding sexuality. I was part of the team that created the curriculum for the sexuality education course; I am a trainer for teaching the course to professors and I am also teaching in public high schools.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I have a small discipleship group of four college students. I also a lead a small group of families and singles, around 15 people, as a home church ministry. It is a joy to see some of my disciples growing, becoming disciples-makers and leaders serving in church or at their jobs.