This is the RENEW.org Network
We renew the teachings of Jesus to fuel disciple making.
RENEW.org’s Faith Statement for Leaders
A collaborative network, equipping millions of disciples, disciple makers, and church planters among all ethnicities.
1. Renewing by God’s Spirit – We believe that God is the author of renewal and that he invites us to access and join him through prayer and fasting for the Holy Spirit’s work of renewal.
2. Following God’s Word – We learn the ways of God with lasting clarity and conviction by trusting God’s Word and what it teaches as the objective foundation for renewal and life.
3. Surrendering to Jesus’ Lordship – The gospel teaches us that Jesus is Messiah (King) and Lord. He calls everyone to salvation (in eternity) and discipleship (in this life) through a faith commitment that is expressed in repentance, confession, and baptism. Repentance and surrender to Jesus as Lord is the never-ending cycle for life in Jesus’ Kingdom, and it is empowered by the Spirit.
4. Championing Disciple Making – Jesus personally gave us his model of disciple making, which he demonstrated with his disciples. Those same principles from the life of Jesus should be utilized as we make disciples today and champion discipleship as the core mission of the local church.
5. Loving Like Jesus – Jesus showed us the true meaning of love and taught us that sacrificial love is the distinguishing character trait of true disciples (and true renewal). Sacrificial love is the foundation for our relationships both in the church and in the world.
6. Living in Holiness – Just as Jesus lived differently from the world, the people in his church will learn to live differently than the world. Even when it is difficult, we show that God’s kingdom is an alternative kingdom to the world.
7. Leading Courageously – God always uses leaders in renewal who live by a prayerful, risk-taking faith. Renewal will be led by bold and courageous leaders—who make disciples, plant churches and create disciple making movements.
What is RENEW.org Network?
WHAT IS A NETWORK? We are a voluntary association of church leaders who come together to help each other faithfully pursue Jesus teachings and mission. We are a network that is growing as more and more connect with us through six channels.
1. DAILY DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
As disciples who make disciples, we at Renew.org publish daily posts, videos, eBooks, and podcasts. We send out weekly newsletters promoting our beliefs and mission to tens of thousands of disciples of Jesus and church leaders. Our content focuses on biblical teachings, inspiration, and cultural commentary.
2. PRINT BOOKS
We create and publish books for church leaders, churches and everyday disciples. Our books, as with everything we seek to create, focus on good theology through culturally relevant engagement. We seek to educate everyday disciples, serious laypeople, and parents so that they can be disciples and make disciples.
3. LEARNING COMMUNITIES FOR SENIOR MINISTERS/PASTORS
Hundreds of senior ministers/pastors cluster together in our many learning communities for support and training opportunities once every two months (in-person or online). The mutual support and encouragement in our shared mission are just as important as the teachings and trainings.
4. NATIONAL AND REGIONAL GATHERINGS
We host a national Gathering each year for teaching, inspiration, and encouragement. Additionally, we are launching regional gatherings, which will be led by church leaders from local Renew.org network churches.
5. MENTORING AND TRAINING CERTIFICATES FOR CHURCH LEADERS/ELDERS
Through RENEW.org connections and our partnerships, we offer mentoring for church leaders and elders in various models and strategies that increase the effectiveness of the local church. RENEW.org also offers formal certificates of training in subjects such as theology and apologetics to better equip and qualify leaders for their ministry roles.
6. RENEW MOVEMENT CHURCH PLANTING
Biblical disciple making means growth and multiplication, so network members banded together to catalyze Renew Movement Church Planting. Our vision is churches collaboratively planting churches. Each church will be launched with the same DNA and will be encouraged to freely associate with and help build the network.
Thank you for considering a gift to Renew.org to fuel disciple making. Your prayers, your support, and your encouragement enable us to reach people around the world. None of this would be possible without you. Your gift goes to help train and prepare ministry and lay leaders to better understand and teach biblical Christianity.