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  • Writer's pictureRich Thornton

From Vision to Reality: How The Southeast Region Helps Churches Make Disciples

Updated: Mar 2

From Vision to Reality: How The Southeast Region Helps Churches Make Disciples A vibrant and diverse group of people gathers to worship God openly and joyfully and invites the Holy Spirit to work among us. God doesn't disappoint as the group prays and seeks God together. Though we come to learn from inspired speakers, we understand that it all needs to be wrapped in what God calls us to do. Having spoken to God and listened, we are then free to engage in learning and deep conversations, sharing ideas, and building connections. The atmosphere is filled with excitement and enthusiasm as participants from various churches and organizations come together to learn and grow. The essence of the Southeast Region's mission is to encourage, mentor, and train leaders in order to make disciples who make disciples. The focus on relationships and connections is evident as individuals from different backgrounds and cultures unite with a common goal of sharing the love of Jesus in practical ways. This represents the organization's commitment to bringing hope to the world through the power of community and faith. At the Southeast Region, the newest region of the CGGC, Churches of God General Conference, we believe that the journey from vision to reality begins with strong relationships and connections. Our organization is dedicated to helping churches and church leaders transform their vision into tangible results by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support. One of the key ways we assist churches in making disciples is through our conferences. These events serve as platforms for learning, growth, and collaboration. They bring together pastors, church leaders, and church planters from different backgrounds and cultures, creating a vibrant and diverse community. In this environment, participants have the opportunity to engage in deep conversations, share ideas, and build connections that can lead to fruitful partnerships and collaborations. Our conferences are designed to encourage, mentor, and train leaders. We believe that leadership development is crucial for churches to effectively reach their communities and make disciples. Through our workshops and seminars, we provide practical tools and strategies that leaders can implement in their churches. We also offer mentoring programs where experienced leaders can guide and support emerging leaders, helping them navigate the challenges and opportunities of ministry. In addition to equipping leaders, we also emphasize the importance of practical outreach and community engagement. We believe that sharing the love of Jesus in practical ways is essential for making disciples. Our organization encourages churches to be actively involved in their communities, meeting the needs of the people around them. Whether it's through service projects, outreach events, or partnerships with local organizations, we strive to empower churches to be a source of hope and transformation in their communities. There is great power in aligning community and faith. Doing so symbolizes the unity and common purpose that can be achieved when churches come together to make disciples. It serves as a reminder that the journey from vision to reality is not a solitary one, but a collective effort that requires collaboration, support, and a shared commitment to bringing hope to the world. If you're a church leader or a member of a church looking to make a difference in your community, we invite you to join us at the Southeast Region. Together, we can transform visions into reality and make a lasting impact for the Kingdom of God. Let's build relationships, connect with others, and bring hope to the world.

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