Officials at CE National have announced that Tom Julien will lead discussion at the June Pastorpedia Live.
Pastorpedia Live is for the enrichment and encouragement of pastors, church leadership staff, those considering ministry, or those interested in the local church and its people. Each Pastorpedia Live is held at CE National’s Russell Center in Winona Lake, Indiana. The cost is $33 per person and lunch is included.
On June 8, Julien will share a two-fold discussion of the discipleship model. First will be the focus on the four-part process of discipleship, applicable in every discipleship situation.
Tom has studied the concept and outworking of the discipleship model for many years and has seen the positive results of following biblical principles. His years of missionary, evangelism, and church-planting efforts have reinforced the model he uses.
The second aspect of the discussion will focus on the church, the body of Christ, as providing the essential framework for effective discipleship, using Ephesians 4:11-16.
Tom will lead the group in:
- understanding the four-part process of discipleship.
- discovering the comparison of the seed-planting concepts to discipleship.
- how to plant the seeds, not merely transplant information.
- understanding the intentionality of discipleship.
- how God intended for the disciple to be equipped to do the work of the ministry.
- how to make sure the disciple is not just getting the information but connecting them to ministry and in turn equipping others.
Tom serves as the pastor of equipping at the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church and is a member of the Leadership Training Team for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. After graduating from Grace Theological Seminary and planting a church in Fort Wayne, he and his wife, Doris, left the United States in 1958 to become missionaries to France.
In 1964 the Chateau de Saint Albain was acquired. It became a center for evangelism, training and church-planting. Tom became the executive director of Grace Brethren International Missions (now Encompass World Partners) in 1986 and served in that position until April of 2000. He has authored several books including The Three Princes, a biblical treatment of the unseen world.
Tom’s wife, Doris, was called to be with the Lord in 2009. Their children are Becky, a missionary in England with her husband, David; Terry, a free-lance artist; and Jacqueline, a professor and associate dean at Grace College.
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