After years of careful study of the Life of Christ, we're convinced that Matthew 28:18-20 is the most concise summary of Christ's life on earth. Jesus commanded all who would follow him to enter into the life-changing adventure of making disciples. Passionate Christ followers who live out the Great commandment and Great Commission should be the norm in the church, not the exception. But would you be surprised to learn that...
- 80% or more of churches in North America are in decline.
- We are losing ground culturally as the percentage of evangelicals in the US has dropped form 17% to 12%.
- It takes one hundred church attendees, a pastor, and $100,000 to bring a single person to Christ.
Have we settled for a discipleship, as Bill Hull writes in Jesus Christ Disciplemaker, that is only "in house and non-reproductive?"
A frequently quoted definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results. Can we afford to keep doing ministry the way we've always done it?
Sonlife is a training organization that trains, coaches and mentors leaders, providing a fresh encounter with Jesus as our model for making and multiplying disciples. By creating in-depth training and equipping resources, hundreds of thousands of leaders in ministries of all shapes and sizes have been awakened to the power and simplicity of Christ's strategy. Over 50 organizations globally have identified Sonlife as their training partner. Generations of disciple-makers have been multiplied and sent out into the harvest field.
We're as committed today as we were when we started in 1979 to training next generation in disciple-making ministries. Our vision is to see 30,000 individuals equipped, mobilized and leading disciple-making ministries across North America by 2025.
Statement of Faith
Sonlife adheres to the statement of faith from the National Association of Evangelicals.