Welcome to NDI
The MISSION of Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI) is to carry out the Great Commission to children, youth, and adults in preparation for a lifelong journey of being and making Christlike disciples in the nations.
Likewise, the PURPOSE OF NDI is to assist local churches in:
- Reaching non-believers for Jesus
- Establishing new believers in their faith in Christ
- Walking with believers to a fully surrendered, heart-cleansed, fruit-bearing, and Spirit-filled life.
In 2021, the Church of the Nazarene refocused its vision for making disciples with the launch of Nazarene Discipleship as a JOURNEY OF GRACE. This path of disciple-making, and the church’s co-mission with Jesus Christ, is to reach the lost, establish new believers in their faith, and walk with them into the joyous experience with God called entire sanctification. The vision is evangelism with holiness in mind AND holiness with evangelism in mind! This is Nazarene discipleship!
Nazarene discipleship leaders from all six global regions asked the question: “What are the principles, practices, and behaviors of Nazarenes and Nazarene churches who make disciples along a journey of grace?” In other words, what activities should Nazarenes be doing on a daily basis if we hope to accomplish the mission of making Christlike disciples in the nations? Through recommendations of a strategy team of thirty global, discipleship leaders, Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI) is now encouraging the church to double down on 5 discipleship-centered activities:
- Fervent Prayer
- Compassionate Outreach
- Comprehensive Biblical Learning
- Intentional Mentoring and Equipping
- Authentic Relationships.
We believe these 5 discipleship—centered activities/ Core Principles, promoted and modeled on each region, field, district, and local church, will develop Christlike disciples of every age and in every culture.