Who can join the Grow2Serve network?
Our network is open for any follower of Jesus Christ who in active obedience to God and by the power of the Holy Spirit is participating in “making disciples of all nations.”
Does it cost anything to join?
No, we’d love for you to join us and all it costs is a little trust. Share your name, email address and organization name with us, grab some learning resources and jump right into learning and growing! Some resources are free, some have a price tag…
What about people doing ministry in the US?
Although most of the resources provided through the Grow2Serve Learning Network are designed with missionaries serving in cross-cultural contexts in mind, many could also be useful to those serving in a church in North America or somewhere else in the world. Take a look and if a resource seems like it will work for you, give it a try. Some partners may give preference to commissioned missionaries, but most resources are available for everyone who is active in ministry.
What kind of Christians are you?
We’re followers of Jesus Christ who hold to a classic belief with regards to the foundational parts of the Christian faith. For general reference in answering this question, the organizational leaders are members of South Suburban Evangelical Free Church. You can read more about what we believe here.
What is the Great Commission?
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus expresses these last words as a calling to his followers immediately before his ascension to Heaven: “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen” At Grow2Serve we take these words seriously and believe that they represent a commission given to every follower of Jesus Christ. This call can be succinctly stated as “wherever God takes you, He’s with you and wants you to help others be His followers.” All of the learning resources available through the Grow2Serve Learning Network are designed to help believers move forward in being better at fulfilling this commission.
Are these learning resources vetted in any way?
We try our best to look over all the resources presented on Grow2Serve.com and confirm that they are presented upon the foundation of a God-honoring respect of the Lordship of Jesus Christ and that they line up with our theological, missiological and pedagogical values. That said, we’d still like encourage you with these words — caveat lector.
Who pays for running this website?
God provides! We have many churches, families and individuals who donate financially on a regular basis and through their generosity help make Grow2Serve a reality. We also collect some modest fees from Grow2Serve partners, which they pay to us when we complete registrations for paid resources that they have listed on the Grow2Serve.com site.
What do you want from me?
Most of all, we’d like for you to fulfill God’s calling on your life. For many that will mean helping to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20.) We’d like to help you with that by providing resources that can move you along in your ability to grow spiritually yourself and minister to others. On the Grow2Serve Learning Network website you can find many potential helps for your growth (to serve!) It may help to subscribe to our news posts and regularly find out by email what’s new on our site, who we and our partners are and what makes us tick, and some interesting things that we’re learning ourselves and want to pass on to you. For details of how to participate in our learning network, visit this page: https://www.grow2serve.com/about/sign-up-today/
What is a Grow2Serve partner?
A Grow2Serve partner is a Christian organization or individual who has chosen to contribute to learning among the Great Commission community by posting learning resources on the Grow2Serve Learning Network website.
How can my organization become a Grow2Serve partner?
If you are interested in becoming a Grow2Serve partner, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll set up a phone or skype appointment to walk you through an orientation to being a Grow2Serve partner.
Does it cost anything to list a learning resource on Grow2Serve?
During our initial launch period, no. Maybe eventually. But for now the only cost to you would be if we are collecting money on your behalf for a resource as learners receive that resource. In that case, we’ll charge $1 + 5% of the money we collect. Most of the 5% will go to credit card fees. If you choose not to have us collect money for you, that’s ok too. We’ll include a link in the description of your resources that will bring guests to your site where you can use whichever registration tool you choose to employ.