New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

AMS: Labouring Side By Side

The Local Church as the Most Significant Arena for Disciple-Making

John Wesley Zwonunondiita Kurewa, Eben Kanukayi Nhiwatiwa • January 2011

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The ministry of evangelism is at its best when it occurs in and through the local church, experienced by members at the local church level. Through the local church, Christians learn to discern the voice of the Good Shepherd, and when they know the voice of the Good Shepherd, they easily run away from following the false prophets, false spiritual healers, and other strange voices.

African local churches are the best arenas for converts to make their commitment to Jesus Christ and to be nurtured and guided toward Christian maturity when the pastor labours side by side with the members of the congregation—enabling the laity to learn what their clergy know about evangelism.

Categories: Clergy & Laity
Dr. John Wesley Zwomunondiita Kurewa, the founding Vice Chancellor of Africa University (AU), now serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at AU. Dr. John Wesley Zwomunondiita Kurewa, a member of the Zimbabwe Area, is a prolific writer and is dedicated to the vitality of the United Methodist Church in Africa. He is married to Gertrude Rufaro and they have two children and three grandchildren.

Bishop Eben Kanukayi Nhiwatiwa was one of the pioneering professors at the newly-established Africa University in the Faculty of Theology where he lectured in Pastoral Theology. Nhiwatiwa was elected Bishop of the church in August 2004. He is the Episcopal leader of two Annual Conferences, the Zimbabwe East and West. His leadership is based on a theology of the ministry of presence: being with the people to make them disciples of Jesus Christ who are making a difference in the world. Eben and Greater Taremeredzwa Munesi were married on June 2, 1979. They have one daughter, Nyasha.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-869-4

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-88177-830-4

EPub ISBN: 978-0-88177-829-8

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: January 2011

Trim Size: 5.83 in (w) x 8.27 in (h) x 0.203 in (d)

Page Count: 96

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship

BISAC1: REL023000

BISAC2: REL044000

BISAC3: REL109000