Pastors and lay leaders of the Alabama South District were introduced to the tremendous importance of evangelism and discipleship in the church through The Power of One
General Superintendent Stan Toler introduced the leadership training series to the group during the Alabama South District Assembly.
Mark Berry, district superintendent, has launched the The Power of One
through leadership training across his district.
As outlined in the second chapter of the book of Acts, Berry conveyed to his leaders, “Our churches will die if they do not grow.”
He challenged his leaders to be great examples of leading people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and then discipling them in the faith — helping new believers understand the Christian life and doctrines of the Church of the Nazarene.
Alabama South pastors have committed to share The Power of One
materials with their local congregations in the months ahead. They will encourage their people to passionately be that “one” who makes a difference for Christ.
While every Sunday is an opportunity for people to accept Christ, churches on the Alabama South District will designate four Salvation Sundays to place a concerted emphasis on evangelism. Many pastors will utilize the training materials throughout the winter months, leading up to Easter Sunday.
Berry emphasized to his leaders that evangelism and discipleship should be a lifestyle for pastors and laypeople. Already, pastors are repeatedly reporting stories of salvations across his district.
Berry said that at the District Assembly in 2012, every church will report on their Salvation Sundays, conversions, and new believers that have been discipled.
For more information on The Power of One
and for related materials, visit onenazarene.org
--Alabama South District Church of the Nazarene