school of church planing graduate // church planter // disciple maker
“the school empowered me. Physically and spiritually, my mind and eyes opened. And now I know how to disciple someone, I know how to bring the gospel, and I know how to plant a church.”
War tumbles so many Sudanese and South Sudanese around. War tumbled Ismail. He grew up in a Muslim home. A man named Philip told him about Jesus, and Ismail believed. He said he had no idea what to do, and before Philip could disciple him, war tumbled Ismail to a refugee camp in Kenya.
But it was what happened outside of class that shaped him. After the classes ended, two men took time on many evenings to invest in Ismail. James Lomude and Jackson Songa would sit with Ismail and answer his questions about the bible, how to follow Jesus, and what steps he needed to take next.
But what he was really learning was that time in the evening, talking, learning, laughing, coaching, and mentoring was how discipleship actually takes place.
And like James and Jackson modeled for him, he made disciples.
Today, John is at our school of church planting, and Ismail spends time with him some evenings.