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Welcome to Making Disciples

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Making Disciples is a ministry of encouragement to the body of Christ. Trained in Youth With A Mission, for 24 years co-workers Jan Whitmore and Mintie Nel have travelled internationally, encouraging spiritual growth among God's people. Their joy is to see the lives of believers transformed and equipped for Kingdom service.

 
SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF MISSIONARIES
 
Jan Whitmore and Mintie Nel have been encouraging and supporting missionaries on the mission field for 24 years.
 
From 1992 - 2002 they travelled Eastern Europe in a motor caravan. Many new opportunities for the Gospel had opened up in Poland, Hungary and Romania after "the wall" had come down and Jan & Mintie were there offering hands-on support, care and encouragement to missionaries from a vast array of mission agencies.
 
From 2002 - 2014, they changed their method of providing encouragement. Instead of making field visits, they invited the missionaries to join them for spiritual retreats. Focussing on single workers, they hired suitable and well-appointed retreat centres in South Africa, E Europe, UK and the Middle East. Gathering a staff team together and seeking God for very specific direction, they inspired many with Bible themes that lifted flagging spirits. Hundreds of missionaries, representing 26 mission agencies and 66 nations of service, were revived to continue in mission service. Jan & Mintie urged local church people to partner in this initiative by sponsoring the missionaries to attend. 
 
In 2014 the retreat season closed. God is inspiring a new season of ministry. From their home in the UK they are combining a more targeted ministry of care and encouragement of missionaries with an itinerant discipleship ministry. 
 
DEBRIEFING MISSIONARIES
 
Jan Whitmore and Mintie Nel offer a debriefing service to missionaries. Enquiries can be made through this website.
 
DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING
 
Churches, house groups and mission agencies have invited Jan and Mintie to bring their own brand of gracious, lively and hands-on discipleship teaching and training. They share from a breadth of experience on various discipleship themes, using materials they have  both lived and written.
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Current themes: Personal Spiritual Growth: based on the Parable of the Sower; Face to Face With God through Biblical Meditation; the Character of God; Hearing the Voice of the Lord; Living in Covenant with Jesus; The Beatitudes: Transforming the Attitudes of God's People; The Pattern of the Tabernacle: A Pattern for Life - A Pattern for Prayer; Cross-Centred Care: pastoring missionaries.
 
Jan Whitmore writes regular encouragement blogs, and her insightful discipleship book, Sow What?, published through Westbow Press, is readily available through the leading online book retailers. Feedback  and recommendations from those who have participated in the group study are on her website: www.discipleshipmadereal.com  Now they are co-authoring a second discipleship book: Face to Face With God (Biblical Meditation), which will be published later this year.
 
SHARPENING YOUR PEOPLE SKILLS
 
Jan Whitmore is an accredited presenter of SYPS DISC. Enquiries about this service can be made through this website.

                          

Site last updated on Wednesday 29th October 2014