Pastor Carlos Rincon of Centro de Vida Victoriosa in Los Angeles has fully embraced the vision of Life-to-Life disciplemaking in his church. Fifty-five cell group leaders at his church have been trained in The 2:7 Series® of discipleship Bible studies and they are impacting the next generation of disciples in this community. But Carlos also has a heart for sharing this vision with other pastors, so they can grow in their own spiritual health, along with leading their congregations to grow closer to God.
Armando Madrid, Navigators Church Ministries (NCM), and others on the team have mentored Carlos and many other pastors in the vision of growing intentional disciplemaking cultures in their churches. Recently, 30 Hispanic church leaders came together in southern California for a discipleship training conference. Armando describes the conference saying, “We wanted to bring together many of the pastors we have trained so they could be encouraged in their own spiritual growth and build relationships with each other. We decided to do the conference all in Spanish, since it is the heart language for the participants. We could include more focused content if we didn’t take the time for translation. While most of the participants were from the Los Angeles area, we also invited pastors from Arizona and Oregon.”
Pastor Omar Millan of Calvary Fellowship in Tempe, Arizona, is focused on developing disciples in his church for the long term. He has participated in past NCM events and is currently being coached on discipleship by an NCM coach. He understands that Life-to-Life discipleship is about growing in Christ and helping others do the same. Pastor Omar brought a key leader from his church and also a pastor of another church, so they could also catch this vision of Life-to-Life discipleship.