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Vision for Discipleship

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The vision of Inspire is to develop the spiritual life of mission-shaped disciples who abide deeply with God, and live missionally in the world.

We help ordinary Christians understand mission as a way of life, rooted in the love of God and neighbour. The Inspire Way of Life has four ingredients:

  • Seeking growth in love of God and neighbour, as Jesus- shaped and Spirit-filled disciples
  • Using disciplines of prayer, scripture, communion, fasting and service as means of grace, for growth in love of God and neighbour
  • Sharing fellowship in small groups called ‘bands’ to help one another grow in God’s love and grace
  • Engaging mission by sharing God’s love with others in word and deed

The Inspire way of life is being explored by disciples of different ages and contexts. We have teams developing Inspire for kids, youth, and students in higher education. We are all on the same journey, so the task is learning how to help people express what it means to be mission-shaped disciples in their own stages of life.

We are also supporting the practice of church planting and missional community formation on these basic principles of mission-shaped discipleship.

We are committed to developing the practice of Fellowship Bands, which are life-transforming small groups of three or four people, meeting regularly for mutual support. Members of a fellowship band exercise mutual accountability for the way of life, and group spiritual guidance to help one another discern God’s presence and leading.

We are also committed to resourcing a Rhythm of Discipleship, that involves reflecting on our walk with God, relating in fellowship bands, and responding to God’s lead in daily life.

Check out the additional links in the sidebar for more information about how we develop this discipleship practically.

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Introducing Inspire

Testimonies

“I feel more confident in who I am as a Christian but also as a leader in Christian ministry.”

“Thanks so much for the teaching sessions this year. I found them inspirational and I love the discussion format – it really engages those present, and we learn so much more than listening to a talk. It is one of the few places that ministers get “fed” and so is very valuable to us”

“Using this format (fellowship band), and the ideas from Inspire has been the most formative and indeed inspiring ‘thing’ for want of a better word, that I have been part of for years.”

“No matter how tired I have been going to these sessions I have always come away spiritually encouraged, refreshed and enthused to continue on in God’s mission wherever I am.”

 

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