Strategy Seminar

The Strategy Seminar looks in-depth at disciple-making from the life of Christ. Since 1980, Sonlife has been training a biblical understanding of the Great Commission and Great Commandment. This training is designed to help ministry leaders gain a simple yet fresh glimpse into the process of movement-building, based on the “Son’s life”.

"It is our conviction that the only way we ever see a fresh awakening in our lives and ministries, is if we fall in love again with the real Jesus of Scriptures."
~ Dann Spader

We’ll spend significant time examining Jesus’ pattern of disciple-making as he invested into his disciples. Using a harmony of the gospels, we’ll together study the historical and cultural contexts in which Jesus equipped his disciples. We’ll also look at the periods of time and phases in Christ’s journey that are foundational for healthy ministry development.

"How did Jesus Christ train His men? Whenever we study the Gospels, we tend to study them exclusively for content. Why don’t we study them for methodology?"
~ Howard Hendricks

Additionally, attendees will identify key disciple-making principles to be able to apply to their lives and unique ministry context. Our goal is to renew a passion for disciple-making and a greater commitment to live out the character and priorities of Jesus. This training is for anyone who has ministry responsibility and desires to use their life to help others walk as Jesus walked (1 Jn 2:6) and make disciples like Jesus (Jn 14:12).

Training Overview

The Model

  • Why is Jesus our Model?

The Mission

  • What is our mission?
  • Great Commission

The Motive

  • What is our motive?
  • Great Commandment

The Method

  • What are the steps to becoming a mature disciple?
  • 4 Chair Discipling

The Movement

  • How did Jesus build a multiplying movement?
  • 6 Foundational Priorities of Jesus
  • 5 Phases of the Ministry of Jesus