I'm ready to start Agape moms training, what do I do next?
Begin praying and asking God to do this work first in and then through you. Begin asking God to give you His heart and burden for those around you who don't know Him. Ask Him who He may be sending you to reach with the good news of Jesus. Is there a specific group, neighborhood, sports team, SAH moms, working women, or school community? Who has He already placed in your lives?
Immerse yourself in scripture & equipping resources.
First, commit to studying Galatians to foster Gospel DNA and fluency in your heart and life.
Pickup a copy of Galatians For You by Tim Keller to enhance your study of Galatians. You’ll read a short section of Galatians, then'll read his commentary on it in the book. It is life changing! Tim Keller says that the Gospel is not just the ABC’s of the faith, it’s the A-Z of our faith, it's the only way we advance in maturity!
Pickup a copy of Gospel Fluency by Jeff Vanderstelt. Galatians For You should be read before Gospel Fluency. The gospel is good news we need to preach to our own hearts again and again everyday, regardless of how long we’ve been walking with Jesus. Gospel Fluency will help you to speak the gospel into the "everyday stuff of life."
Read The story of Agape Moms so you can gain context for how the original Agape Moms started, how it grew and the various challenges you will also likely face. You'll find the story listed next in the drop down menu, as well as the rest of the training series.
Contact us and get connected with a coach! You weren't meant to do this alone, please reach out and let us know you’ve started our training, so in the very least, we can pray for you. When you’re ready to register with Agape Moms, you become part of our family! Perks of our family include having your bio and group info listed on our directory, becoming a contributor of our Agape Moms Community Blog, as well as being gifted the Agape Moms Launch Packet, full of ready to go resources (logo, Facebook group description/images, leadership role descriptions, servant leader training, documents central to the group, and more) that will springboard your group. You can also utilize our shop with business cards, shirts and other merch to help spread the word about your group. We have dreams for so much more in the future as well! Join our mission to become a network of Agape Moms gatherings across the country, becoming part of something larger than your group alone
One Session, One Week at a Time. As you navigate the drop down menu for "start an Agape Moms" the intention is for each one to be done one week at a time. Trying to cram this into a short, late night internet sesh or doing the sessions out of order "a la cart" style will not serve yourself, Jesus, or the ultimate health and longevity of your ministry well. If God is calling you to start an Agape Moms, I prayerfully urge you to take your time. Pray. Surrender. Take the small and large steps of faith He's asking you to. There is scripture, books and other resources that you need to digest with the Spirit's help. I want you to know that many hours, prayers and the trial and error of experience have gong into these thoughtfully and prayerfully curated sessions.
My prayer is that you'll trust the process of God birthing a new gospel-community in and through you, and just like having a baby, it takes time. I pray right now against every fear, and every lie the enemy is trying to instill in your heart. God's perfect love casts out fear, especially when it relates to following his call to all of us to make disciples of all nations! (Matthew 28:19). If you've gotten this far in reading this, I believe God is stirring your heart, and if He is, what do you have to lose in starting the training, if God is for us, who can be against us?
I'm praying for you and for the gospel to grip the hearts of moms all over the globe! I can't wait to see what specific part of that God has designed and called you to!
Because of Jesus,
Agape Moms began with a small group of women living on mission for Jesus in their local parks.