An overview of the ministry principles of Forefront Experience.
Emphasis on obedience
Obedience is where our disciple making journey begins. Wherever you are, however much experience you have, the next step in disciple making is to be obedient to God and His word. We can have all of the knowledge in the world, but if we are not compelled to act in obedience, it is worthless. We are constantly pushing people to pursue obedience and through that obedience, greater fruitfulness in ministry.
Reaching the nations here and there
We desire, above all else, to see God glorified by every people group. In His sovereignty, God is moving the nations to our cities and neighborhoods. This means that many of us have an unprecedented opportunity to reach the unreached without ever having to get on a plane. We want to reach the unreached who are now our neighbors and also see more laborers going to the unreached as well.
Equipping every believer as a disciple-maker
We believe that every follower of Jesus has the responsibility and joy of being engaged in disciple making. While this may take different forms, we all share this burden. Our training is designed to help everyone, regardless of vocation or previous experience, become a more effective disciple maker. There is otherwise unknown joy and fulfillment that comes to those who are working to make disciples.
Movement-centric (DMM, disciples making disciples)
We want everything we do to multiply. Multiplication was a core strategy that Jesus employed. He expected his disciples to make disciples that would in turn make other disciples. Obedience to this ministry model allows us to see the greatest number of people reached by the gospel.
Priority of the unreached
In whatever your hands find to do, consider how to leverage those things for the Kingdom of God where He’s yet to be known. We see the Biblical narrative as one of God’s glory among all nations. However, we are burdened with the reality that a large portion of the world remains unreached by the Gospel. Therefore, we simply call people to reach for the unreached in whatever way they can. Maybe you are called as a missionary to the Middle East or as an accountant to use your financial acumen to support business as missions ventures. In all things reach for the unreached for God’s glory among the nations.
Coming alongside local believers (cultural insiders)
Individuals who share a culture and language have a connectedness that outsiders to that language and culture do not have. For that reason, we believe that believers from a certain culture with be more effective at reaching the lost in their own culture. We work with believers coming from unreached places and train them to become more effective disciple makers. While they have a much better understanding of the language, culture and people, they may have no paradigm for disciple making. If these individuals catch a vision for disciple making, they can be catalytic in seeing their people group reached.
Understanding individual design & wiring
Before we are able to answer “What am I to do?” we must first understand “What story am I part of”? As we look to the story of God’s Kingdom, we aim to equip disciple makers with a framework to answer this question: How can I do the things that I’m uniquely able to do, that will make the most significant impact for good in the world, to the glory of God and in alignment with His Kingdom story?