Pillar Ministries

Disciplemaking requires intentional equipping and empowering so that we may grow and live out our distinctive calling to be disciplemakers. In this transformational journey to be “a certain kind” of disciple, we desire to grow Covenanters holistically – from head to heart to hands.

Intentional Discipleship Training (IDT)

IDT is a programme designed for maturing Christian disciples who have been a Christian for more than 2 years. It equips them to invest in continued growth in the knowledge of God through His Word, godly living by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the faithful proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God desires that His people seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and be a blessing to all the nations. By our love, obedience and fruitfulness, we want to glorify God with our lives and lead others to do likewise.

In this 18-month journey, we cover three modules of Word & KingdomRoots & Wings, and Mission & Mentoring (15 sessions per module). It comprises weekly two-hour sessions for learning in a big group as well as in same-gender discipleship groups (DGs). DG members journey as friends in a learning discipleship community, processing biblical teachings and relating them to daily living. They share lives, pray together, and provide mutual accountability and encouragement for daily spiritual practices, personal application and transformation.

The three inspirational modules are  IDT has three distinctives:

  • Inner Life Emphasis
  • Discipleship Core Curriculum
  • Transformational Personal Disciplines

 

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SPIRITUAL FRIENDS & FOUNDATIONS (SFF)

SFF is an intentional discipleship training programme for newer Christians (six months to two years in the faith). It equips them to invest in their spiritual growth towards spiritual maturity and spiritual multiplication. God desires that His people grow in the knowledge of His Word and their obedience to walk in His ways, for our good and for His glory.

SFF is a one-year journey for each batch of disciples, covering four modules (seven sessions per module). It comprises weekly two-hour sessions for learning in both big and small groups. To develop their walk with God and deepen their inner life, participants are guided to practise personal disciplines: daily Bible reading and journaling, prayer, and Scripture meditation and memorisation. The small group members journey as friends in a learning discipleship community, processing biblical teachings and relating them to daily living. They share lives, pray together, and provide mutual accountability and encouragement for personal application and transformation.

The four foundational modules are:

  • Following Christ & Basic Discipleship
  • Prayer Life & Spiritual Warfare
  • PDA Lifestyle & Conversations that Connect
  • Spiritual Formation & Spiritual Nurture

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IDMC Institute

At IDMC Institute (IDMCi), we train disciple-mentors of a certain kind!

IDMCi seeks to develop authentic disciples of spiritual depth ready for effective intentional disciple-making ministry in the local church, the working world (marketplace) and in cross-cultural missions.

Our philosophy is to create platforms for life-changing experiences with Christ through the engagement of the head (knowledge), heart (inner life) and hands (ministry skills). We anchor deep into God’s Word, inculcate spiritual disciplines, sharpen each others’ character and values as a community through intentional mentoring, application of truth and accountability.

IDMCi currently runs several programs. They include IDMCi | one, a year-long internship program to grow learner-leaders for the Kingdom; IDMCi | uni to spiritually prepare students entering tertiary institutions; and a Breakthrough and Immersion Executive Program to equip pastors and church leaders towards leading an IDMC.

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Daily Devo

Daily Devotional Journal

Scripture:
1 Samuel 22:20-23
Sat, 18 September 2021

God’s Church Will Not Die

Observation:

What is the significance of Abiathar’s escape from Saul’s slaughter of the priests?

Deeper Reflection
GOD’S FULFILMENT of His word of judgment on the house of Eli through the unjust and brutal slaughter of the priests by Saul is a divine mystery. Out of this comes another divine mystery: “But one son of Ahimelech… named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David” (v.20). In His judgment on Eli’s house, God preserved one descendant of Eli. Such is the sovereignty of God. And we must peg divine mystery to divine sovereignty. God’s preservation of one priest – albeit a descendant of Eli – out of the massive slaughter points to a divine principle: God always insistently preserves His people in the midst of destruction. The narrator shows the sharp contrast in Saul and David’s treatment of the priests to underscore this divine principle. To Ahimelech, Saul said, “You shall surely die” (1 Sam 22:16); to Abiathar, David said, “You are safe with me” (v.23). The priests of God were destroyed, but not completely. “The people of God may often be put down, but never put out. Abiathar’s escape does not mean that all God’s servants are immune from the world’s butchery, but that the world’s butchery can never wipe out all of God’s servants. The Lord does not promise that we will not die for the Kingdom of God, but the Kingdom of God will never die.”34 Jesus has made His commitment and promise that His Church will not die: “I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it” (Matt 16:18).
34 Dale Ralph Davis, 232
Application:

What does it mean for me that the Church of God will not die?

Prayer:
Write a prayer to God as your response from your meditation on and application of the Scriptures.
Prayer Pointers:
  • Give thanks and praise:
  • For Church Board: To see the church as God’s Church that will not die
  • Pray for significant people:
  • Pray for those in need:
  • Pray for self:

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