On Saturday, May 18th, I’m honored to be the keynote speaker at a special one-day men’s conference in the Washington, D.C. area — “Living The Invested Life: A Call To Discipleship.”
You are invited and most welcome, and I sincerely hope you will join us to discuss a critically important topic in the life and the health of the Church.
We don’t want to spend our lives. We want to invest them. We want to make an impact. We want God to use us to help change people’s lives for Christ. After all, in a passage in Matthew 28 known as the “Great Commission,” Jesus Christ commanded His followers, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Yet we are experiencing an epic failure of discipleship in America and around the world. Most Christians don’t know what discipleship means or how to make a disciple. Indeed, most church congregations are not involved in training staff or lay people to make disciples along the model of Jesus and the Apostle Paul, much less encouraging them to spiritually reproduce. Yet one day each pastor, each elder, and each believer will stand before Jesus and give an account. Do we really want not only to fail our Savior, but not even have tried to obey the Great Commission?
Now is a good time to shift gears, learn what we’re doing wrong, and start doing it right. Didn’t Jesus say, “If you love Me, you will obey My commands”?
During this conference, I will give talks on three key areas:
- What is discipleship?
- How to make disciples?
- What is the cost of discipleship?
I’ll teach from God’s Word and share practical, personal stories from my own life.
There will also be a number of breakout sessions in the early afternoon with other speakers — men who have been discipled, and who have made disciples — covering these vital topics:
- Making disciples at home
- Making disciples at work
- Making disciples in your community
- Making disciples as a teenager
The event will not be webcast, so you need to register and attend in person.
This is the first conference of its kind that I have done since The Invested Life book that I wrote with Dr. T.E. Koshy released last fall. The venue is the annual men’s conference of McLean Bible Church (MBC) in northern Virginia. So yes, this conference is only for men. But it is in no way limited to men who attend MBC. It will only be limited by space, so please register immediately — May 18th is coming up fast.
God bless you, brothers — I look forward to seeing you soon!