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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    news article

    Radical Disciple Making event scheduled for October 11 at Batavia FUMC

    September 7, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    A recent survey revealed that the #1 concern church leaders have is how to develop faithful, effective disciples in their churches.

    If your church is suffering from:

    • Sketchy worship attendance by leaders (let alone members)?
    • Widespread biblical illiteracy?
    • Unresolved conflict?
    • “Entitled Membership” syndrome?
    • Ineffective evangelism and outreach programs?
    • Low baptismal count?

     … then the Radical Disciple Making Conference is for you. Developed by The Effective Church Group, the RDM Conference will train your church leaders how to create a church-wide discipleship strategy.

    This isn’t an introduction to a “program” or a “ministry.” It’s a new way of doing and being church that transforms the lives of church leaders and the congregations that implement the strategies.

    Tested in churches across the US, this isn’t a conference on theories or good ideas – it’s a one-day tactical planning retreat led by three of the nation’s top experts in disciple making.

    Bill Easum was the developer and pastor of one of the largest disciple-making churches in south Texas until he left the pulpit to begin training church leaders nearly 30 years ago.

    Bill Tenny-Brittian was a church planter who started disciple-making churches from coast to coast until he joined The Effective Church Group to multiply his disciple-making ministries.

    Scott Musselman is the pastor of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and has been successfully using these disciple- making strategies for about 10 years.

    Kris Tenny-Brittian has been a church planter and a denominational leader who’s been applying these disciple- making tools for over 30 years.

    The Radical Disciple Making Conference is being hosted by:

    Batavia First United Methodist Church (8221 Lewiston Rd, Batavia, NY 14020)

    Cost: $75/person (Save $10/registrant when you bring a team of three or more).

    Each registered participant gets a $50 gift card from the Effective Church Store to pick up supporting resources. Get more information at

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."