The commission by Jesus to “go and make disciples” is well known by Christians, yet far too many do not pursue this task in their lives. Some think it doesn’t apply to them. Others think it is just for special ministers. Some might be interested but don’t know what to do or are afraid to do it.
Live the Life You Were Made For is intended to lead participants down a path from knowing to doing, to understanding this commission better, to enacting it in the way the Holy Spirit leads.
First, we will explore how this assignment takes shape in light of God’s work. Second, we will construct a way of seeing the need to share God’s love in each learner’s life by connecting their gifting with the work of the Holy Spirit in their context. This process involves learning, reflecting, and enacting from a posture of love and hope in God’s calling.
Course Fee: $20 (USD)
Patrick Oden works in a variety of roles at Fuller Theological Seminary, teaching courses in theology and other topics as well as helping to develop online education for global audiences. He is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and the author of four books and numerous essays.
Patrick has an MDiv and PhD in Theology and Church History from Fuller Seminary and a BA from Wheaton College where he studied history and intended to become a lawyer until God helped him realize how much he loved studying Scripture and helping others understand the work of God better.
Patrick lives in the mountains of Southern California with his wife Amy and two kids, Vianne and Oliver.
Geoff Peters serves as director of the Mission Gap Project, a ministry of Operation Mobilization which inspires Christians to put their God-given gifts, skills, and passions to work for God’s mission around the world.
For more than 20 years, this singular focus has been the center of his work with thousands of church and ministry leaders in nearly every US state and more than 60 countries. Geoff holds a BA in communications, an MBA in entrepreneurship, and certifications in Christian Studies, Change Management, Innovation and Product Development.
Geoff and his wife, Belén, live in Colorado, USA with their teenage son and infant daughter.
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There’s a great divide between what we as Christians are called to do and what we actually do.
It’s called the Mission Gap.
And it presents church and ministry leaders with a powerful opportunity.