You may have noticed that it’s a crazy world out there. And it feels like it’s getting crazier. Doesn’t it?
In North America, it seems like paganism is displacing Christianity in the public square.
Ironically, in the first 300 years of the church that Jesus started, Christianity spread so effectively that it actually displaced much of paganism in the Roman Empire. And it all happened in a context that was often hostile to Christianity. Think about that.
How did the early followers of Jesus have such a huge impact on a pagan culture?
In his book, The Triumph of Christianity, Dr. Rodney Stark writes, “…the spread of religious movements is not accomplished by dramatic events and persuasive preachers, but by ordinary followers who convert their equally anonymous friends, relatives, and neighbors.”
That sounds like “disciplemaking friendships that multiply” to me. If you really know us, you know that’s who Cadre Missionaries is—ordinary folks who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Jesus’ disciplemaking way of life with our ordinary friends, relatives, neighbors, etc.
What if disciplemaking like Jesus is our only real hope for turning the tide?
This month, Cadre is celebrating 18 years of making disciples who make more disciples—who make more disciples, ad infinitum.
For 18 years, God and you have made it possible for us, as Cadre Missionaries, to give our lives to multiplying disciplemakers here and around the world. Thank you.
And make no mistake: We still need your help!
We’re hoping and praying for 300 of our friends to respond with a special gift of $18—which would bless Cadre with $5,400 much-needed dollars for our disciplemaking mission. Will YOU be one of our 300? * To donate $18 securely online right now, go here. * To give more than $18 securely online, go here. * To start supporting a Cadre missionary on a monthly basis, go here.
* Mail a check: Cadre Missionaries, PO Box 278, Sycamore, IL 60178 * For questions or more info, contact Rennie at 815.501.3132. Cadre Missionaries is a recognized 501(c)3 not-for-profit ministry and all gifts are tax deductible. Thank you for investing in disciplemaking! I’ll ask to ponder this one more time: What if disciplemaking like Jesus is our only real hope for turning the tide?