Category Archives: Discipleship

Driving to Class

When I am in the States, people ask me, “how many classes do you teach in a day?” They are always shocked to hear me respond “one.” People often times don’t grasp that BTCP doesn’t have one official campus. All of the class rooms are spread out hours apart in different villages. I would say on average it takes me… (more…)

Training in Kakamega

If there is one area in need of a discipleship movement it is Kakamega. We went there last month for evangelism and I must say people there are very religious! I don’t know exactly what cults are predominant in the area, but you can’t walk down the street without seeing all kinds of funny hats, long gowns, and uniforms that express where… (more…)

Nandi Hills Discipleship

The team of BTCP students in Kosoiywo is equipped, and eager for the next phase of discipleship. Basically, I spent two days showing them how to train their old students to disciple others. These people really have a heart for teaching God’s Word.  I was only expecting two or three of them to volunteer for the job and 19 showed up! We… (more…)

The Imortant Topic of Fearing God

I had quite an interesting afternoon today. One of my friends agreed to teach music to a local group of young 18 year olds, if–and only if–they agreed to let him share his faith and teach them from the Bible as long as classes continued. Some are Christians, some are Muslims, but the majority are just in the world and… (more…)

Nandi Hills Update

While I was teaching in Bungoma today (I’ll give you a good update on that class later) the BTCP class in Nandi Hills put together a budget for our upcoming teacher training. Basically, I will be training each of my students how to do my job so that they can build up a self sustainable discipleship movement that doesn’t rely on… (more…)

Follow Up

When I first started living out my faith, I pictured evangelism, conversions, and baptisms as the most exciting part of outreach. My contemplation of  “follow up” was this grueling thing that came afterwards full of disappointments and missionary “burn out.” Truthfully, I could have never been more wrong! Follow up is the most exciting part of ministry. It starts with… (more…)

Planning 2nd Generation Discipleship

Please pray for Nandi Hills. Things are moving along! After reaching 100s of people during evangelism in the tea estates, 118 people successfully completed a year long discipleship course underneath the careful leadership of my students (and co-workers in Christ) pictured to the right. Now, some of those 118 students of my students are ready to join BTCP and/or start their… (more…)