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Learning ‘the ropes’

Maye_Warren_2015“A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

— Ecclesiastes 4:12

In the days when mighty winds powered ships at sea, the phrase “learning the ropes” became commonplace. Skilled sailors taught their disciples to tie elaborate knots and to manipulate the riggings that ordered massive sails.

In our next SAconnects (magazine), you’ll see how Christian disciples learn the ropes of ministry from dedicated teachers and experienced corps officers. You’ll see how “Deeper Discipleship,” one of the four Strikepoints continued by Commissioner William A. Bamford, territorial commander, is helping to revive the seemingly lost art of one–on–one coaching and mentoring.

You’ll read stories from people such as Captain Helen Johnson of Clearfield, Pa., who started a JAM (Just Among Moms) group and has discipled many women and taught them the Bible; Regina Reeves, who teaches dance and hosts discipleship programs; and Helen Dunning of East Stroudsburg Pa., a lifelong soldier, who posts “Come to the Lord” videos and is passionately sharing an authentic relationship with Christ.

In addition, you’ll discover how small groups are conducting successful one–on–one evangelism at Hispanic corps in Boston, Mass.

You’re welcome to join us!

— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief

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