GLOBAL DISCIPLESHIP INITIATIVE

Jesus said, "Go and make disciples."

Events Calendar

Events for
2020
January 2020
  • Church Planter Conference

    Date: Monday 27 January 2020 to Wednesday 29 January 2020

    Time:   to 

    Location: 
    Church Planter Conference

    Mesa AZ 

    Contact Ralph Rittenhouse for details.


March 2020
  • Ukranian Seminars

    Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020 to Monday 23 March 2020

    Time: 08:00am  to 05:00pm

    Location: 
    Ukraine

     

    Ukraine: March 11-23, 2020,

    • Pastor’s meeting,
    • Teen club,
    • Preach in churches,
    • Seminary church planters class 18-20,
    • Armenia Conf 21st,
    • Preach Armenia church 22nd

    In country hosts will be Pastor Igor Fedorovich and his wife, Suzanna. Igor is the Professor of Ecclesiology  and Director of Evangelism and Church Planting at Kyiv Theological Seminary. They founded Resurrection Church ten years ago and have been emphasizing discipleship for their congregation. Recently, they were introduced to Discipleship Essentials, and discipling in gender specific micro groups. They have started using the material in English, but are completing translations in Russian and Ukrainian.

    Trip at a glance: We will arrive in Kyiv March 11. The first few days will include orientation, site seeing, a pastor’s meeting and a teen meeting. Saturday we will conduct disciple-making training for pastors and church leaders, and Resurrection Church will host the event.  On Sunday, we will share testimonies and preach in Ukrainian churches. The following week there is a seminary course for church planters at Kyiv Theological Seminary. We will share our experiences in disciple-making, and much of the course time will be ours. We return home on Saturday, March 21.

    Trip prerequisites: Leading or participation in a discipleship quad or triad. Russian or Ukrainian language skills would be helpful but not essential. You will need a valid passport with at least 6 months before expiration beyond the return date of our trip.


  • Malaysia GDI Intensive

    Date: Thursday 26 March 2020 to Saturday 28 March 2020

    Time:   to 

    Location: 
    Malaysia

     

    Specific dates and location are yet to be determined.


April 2020
  • Philippines Workshops

    Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020 to Wednesday 01 April 2020

    Time: 08:00am  to 05:00pm

    Location: 
    Philippines

     

    Contact Ralph RIttenhouse for more information.


  • Arizona National Disciple Making Forum

    Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020 to Friday 01 May 2020

    Time:   to 

    Location: 
    National Discipleship Forum Arizona

    Carefree Arizona 

    FCL RETREAT, MESA, AZ

    Last year we welcomed a record attendance and focused on overcoming discouragement. This year we are talking about shepherding. The retreat runs Tuesday through Thursday, with a BBQ Banquet on Monday at 6 p.m. We have great speakers, a chance to meet new friends, and a time to learn what other pastors are doing to plant and build their congregations. We plan to gather 40 church planters and 150 guests from the Mesa area: 50 during the day, 150 at night. 


    DAILY SCHEDULE (Tuesday through Thursday)

    8 AM Calvary Church doors open (Worship Team rehearsal).

    8:30 Worship Time (Home Missions Worship Team, led by Alex and Erin Monseth)

    9 AM “What It Takes to Love Your Neighbors,” Jeff Swanson, Naknek, Alaska

    9:30 AM Snack Break

    10 AM “Significant Women” with Bekah Mulvaney, Wednesday testimony Wendy Westlake

    “Disciple-Making Church” with Ralph Rittenhouse, Ferndale, WA.

    11:15 “Ministry Outside the Office, Inside the Walls and Way Beyond the Walls” with Michael Brandt, Rapid City, SD.

    12 Noon Lunch

    1:15 Church plant reports

    2:00 Afternoon free

    2:00 Thursday Women’s Gathering with Wendy Westlake and Linda Johnson

    5:00 Dinner

    6:00 Evening Session: “The World is My Office” by Eric Westlake, Zumbrota, Minnesota

    7:30 Refreshments


May 2020
July 2020
  • Ukraine Meetings & Pastors' Conference

    Date: Thursday 30 July 2020 to Monday 10 August 2020

    Time:   to 

    Location: 
    Ukraine

     

    Contact Ralph Rittenhouse for details.

    Pastors' Conference August 3-7, 2020.