With extensive experience in local church ministry as well on the foreign mission field, Live Life on Mission trainers are uniquely qualified to help churches be more effective. They understand the challenges that churches face. They have the formal training and practical ministry experience that can make a difference.
The reality is that many of our Southern Baptist churches are plateaued or declining. Sadly, some are dying. Community demographics are changing and oftentimes local churches no longer reflect or connect with the people who live nearby. But it’s always too soon to give up!
Going wherever people live, work, and play, Live Life on Mission exists to help churches develop strategies to build relationships, connect with people, and discover “persons of peace.” From there, Bible studies are designed to make disciples who make disciples and form missional communities. Whether it is church revitalization and transformation, or the formation of new churches, Live Life on Mission seeks to extend God’s kingdom across northern Louisiana.
Live Life on Mission works cooperatively with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, local Louisiana Baptist associations and Directors of Missions, and with local churches. Live Life on Mission trainers are lifelong Southern Baptists and are fully committed to the work of the convention.[
How can Live Life on Mission help?
- Training your church on how to begin compassion ministries
- Training for evangelism, personal testimony, and missional Bible study
- Identifying and engaging internationals (especially Hispanics) in your area
- Orientation for church mission trips
- Develop and Deploy Revitalization Strategies
What does it cost?
Live Life on Mission is a non-profit, faith ministry. Live Life on Mission trainers do not charge for their services. Churches, individuals, and associations may make contributions or give love offerings to Live Life on Mission to support the ministry and the trainers. Please see our Financials page to find out how you can become a Live Life on Mission supporter.
Want to get started?
Contact a Life Life on Mission trainer and request a visit to your church or ministry. An initial interview will be conducted to determine needs and challenges. Trainers will pray and help you develop a short-term strategy specifically for your church or ministry. Trainers will help you educate, train, implement and evaluate your progress and effectiveness. A long term strategy can be developed to help the church or ministry set goals and plans for up to 3 years.
What training is available?
Gospel Conversations/3 Circles: Every church needs a fresh tool for evangelism. Most believers have trouble getting a conversation turned toward Jesus. We can help. This 3-hour training will allow those attending to develop the use of the 3 Circle presentation along with specific conversation starters to help them with Gospel conversations. Recommended training group size max 50. (Scott)
411 Disciple Making: Four (4) questions, one (1) piece of paper, in one (1) hour. That’s all you need! We model how you take a new or existing believer through simple tools that will equip them to make disciples who make disciples. We break up the training into manageable sizes so that by the time we finish, any trainee can begin to train others. This training equips new or existing believers to equip others in a disciplemaking strategy that is simple, reproducible and effective. The training answers 4 questions that relate to the Great Commission. If combined with an hour of field application, trainees will be fired up to reach their community. Recommended training group size max 12 (Total: 2-3 hours for training). (Scott)
3 Touch Training for Community/Region Are you interested in forming a team that will lead disciplemaking in your church, community, or region? We help you develop skills to make disciples, start new groups, mobilize multiplying churches, and drive forward a vision to reach your area. It is built on repetition and helps all participants learn skills to pass on to others. A paradigm shift results when believers see a Kingdom vision for reaching their community. Also, this training helps with finding the right people to lead and mobilize others. Each “touch” training will consist of a half-day training followed by an 8-10-week implementation time. This is repeated for 2 more touches utilizing those trained to help with training. Recommended training group size not to exceed 30. (Scott)
4 Fields Training: This intensive training helps teams/churches understand the biblical rationale for Great Commission and its implementation. Taught as a follow up to 411 Training or 3 Touch Training, this training will give you insight in how to consider your church field as a mission field and develop a long-term strategy for reaching your community and mobilizing a multiplying movement. 8-10 Hour training can be done Friday-Saturday or on successive Sundays or Wednesdays. Recommended training group size not to exceed 50. (Scott)
8 Dimensions of Discipleship: What does it mean to truly be a disciple? We will discuss eight key biblical dimensions (characteristics) of a disciple which are summed up in 3 dimensions of “being”, 2 dimensions of “knowing” and 3 dimensions of “doing”. (Training time: 2 hours) (Alan)
Obedience Based Discipleship Training: Want to see your discipleship efforts become transformational and life-changing? We will discuss the methodology of obedience-based teaching and present a simple model that you can implement quickly and effectively. (Training time: 2 hours) (Alan)
Obedience Based Discipleship Practicum: Taking the methodology learned in the Obedience Based Discipleship Training, your group will do an inductive Bible study together including discussion starters, application and accountability activities, and prayer. (Training time: 1 ½-2 hours) (Alan)
Church Revitalization 101: The following seminars can be taught in order as stand-alone, 2-hour teachings on successive Sundays/Wednesdays or as a weekend training for a church or group. The time for a total 101 seminar can be customized for the church but need to allow at least a 2-hours minimum for each seminar. (Scott)
Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Extinction or Multiplication? Many churches are headed in a direction of decline and future extinction. Is there any hope for turning the tide? YES! In this seminar we explore the subtle leanings toward decline and what must happen to turn the tide.
Culture Shift: Shifting your church culture to a disciplemaking culture. In this seminar we deal with seven major shifts that must take place in order to see a culture shift in the local church. Culture development takes time so there must be a long-term commitment to these necessary shifts if you are going to develop a disciplemaking culture.
Let’s Talk Tools: What tools are the best for making disciples in your church? Well, the easiest answer is – the ones that you use! Seriously, we will explore some of the tools available and how to implement them.
The Key Disciple Maker: Pastor, you must champion disciplemaking! You cannot ignore your roll in the development of culture and modeling. If you aren’t leading the charge, your people will hold back. In this seminar we talk about many “how to steps” for busy pastors. Your love for disciplemaking will be spelled, “T I M E.”
Compassion Ministry 101: The following seminars can be taught in order or as stand-alone, 2-hour teachings on successive Sundays/Wednesdays or as a weekend training for a church or group. The total time for this 101 seminar is a minimum of 4 hours and can be customized for your church. (Scott)
Launching a Compassion Ministry: This seminar guides the church through a step-by-step process to explore, identify and begin a compassion ministry. With each step the church will gain a vision for reaching people and making disciples of all people in their community.
Strengthening Relationships Through Compassion: This seminar teaches compassion volunteers the importance of keeping focused on relationships. It is easier to focus on the mechanics of the ministry and miss the people. This seminar equips volunteers with simple relational tools to keep people the focus of compassion.