Strengthening and encouraging new disciples

Scripture reference

Acts 14:22–23 (ASV 1901)

22confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God. 23And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.


Trevor leads a discipleship program where disciples are nurtured and guided to also make disciples. The significant addition of souls to the Kingdom of God, has been the fruit of this labour.
When she heard that the new converts she helped lead to Christ were gathered together to pray, Avis Goodhart happily joined them. There she encouraged them; took a 12 hour bus trip to get everyone a Bible, studied the Bible with them; eventually birthing the Las Palmeras Bible study, which later became a church.
Pastor Hsi travelled long hours over mountainous roads from Hung-tung to Hoh-chau, to encourage the dispirited young missionaries who were abandoned when the Refuge home for opium-smokers got closed. By ministering strength to them, his faith also, was strengthened.
The Five Brothers ( who are influential leaders of the church in China), came up with the Cassette Bible School idea that entailed recording sermons for teaching and encouraging their brethren. With the same aim in mind, they later started a radio broadcast by and for the House Churches.