The South America Region recently began working with and equipping the leaders of their local churches in Paraguay through a Disciples in Ministry (DIM) program.
During the months of April, May, and June at the Fernando de la Mora church facilities, participants and leaders began several courses from the program such as Nazarene Fundamentals, Discovering Your Ministry Through the Spiritual Gifts, and other courses regarding Nazarene Missions International, Nazarene Youth International, and Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International.
On 24 June, around 100 people attended a celebration service where they were challenged by the Word of God and the call to ministry. It was a time of praise and testimony and ended with an altar call.
After the event, they immediately began preparing for the second stage of the project, which began 5 August.
Currently, they are finishing the DIM program subjects and will deliver the certificates to future monitors when they are finished. Those who earn their certificates will be responsible for reproducing this methodology of discipleship in their local churches.