All practical and Biblical training should ultimately be directed to fulfilling the Great Commission: to making disciples who obey everything Jesus commands (Matthew 28:19).
Meeting this objective is comprised of at least three levels of training:
- Developing a lifestyle that reflects the character, principles, priorities and servant attitude of Christ: "Be imitators of me, as I'm of Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1).
- Providing practical opportunities for the development and use of spiritual gifts within the church: "For the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12).
- Equipping with the necessary resources to ensure the accuracy and continuity of Biblical teaching: "What you heard from me among many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also" (2 Timothy 2:2).
It is for the reasons above that the IPCF includes the following activities on its agenda:
- Discipleship programs
- Outreach activities
- Seminars and conferences
- Systematic Bible studies
- Study materials
- Ministerial training
Each of these activities is open to all church members. If they so wish they may participate in a three-tier training program called "From Discipleship to Leadership, Through Service" designed to continue until the individuals involved who have received a specific call from the Lord are ready to be appointed as leaders for the church (see chart below).
If you are interested in learning more about these or other projects and/or supporting this initiative on a personal level or as an organization
please contact us.