Dear Lionshare Friends:
We had a wonderful, fruitful time at the National Disciple Making Forum in Brentwood, Tennessee earlier this month. We had full attendance at many of our workshops and new or renewed interest in our primary discipling tool "A Discipleship Journey." The conference itself had more than 1400 participants and it is exciting to see how God is moving in the church as a whole to re-focus on going and making disciples. As one of the lead speakers put it, "You can't divorce the teachings of Jesus from the methods of Jesus and expect the results of Jesus." Please pray with us that the new contacts we made would lead to further exposure for Lionshare's mission and our teaching materials.
We were excited to debut our new online delivery option for "A Discipleship Journey" teaching videos at the Forum. You can sign up for monthly or half yearly subscriptions at mypro.social Just create an account and then scroll down and click on the blue "subscribe" button on the right hand of the screen. After you have paid, you can download the "MyPro Play" app and watch on any device. More details available on our website here.
During this Thanksgiving week, we thank YOU for your prayers, encouragement and support recently and in the past. As you may know, non-profit ministries like ours depend on end-of-year giving to bring in 40-50% of our needed resources.
Here are some ways you can help:
1) Designate "Lionshare Leadership Group" as your charity of choice when you shop on Amazon this holiday season and throughout the year by clicking on smile.amazon.com/ch/62-1857624 Lionshare receives FREE MONEY as a percentage of your purchases.
2) Sign up for an add-on for internet browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Explorer. It is called GUMDROP and it saves you money while giving Lionshare a portion of sales. Get it here and then choose Lionshare as the cause you want to support. Gumdrop will search through more than 500,000 coupons/deals to automatically bring you the best discounts wherever you shop online.
3) Make a year-end donation to Lionshare to help us as we work on new language translations and a children's edition for "A Discipleship Journey" and promote discipleship as Jesus' way of changing the world here in the U.S. and in other countries. You can do that now or next week on #Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving as a response to the commercialization and consumerism that seems to overtake society as we enter the holiday season. You can mail a check to Lionshare's address at the bottom of this email or click on the button below. Donating by eCheck rather than credit card saves us on fees, but we appreciate your giving no matter what form it takes!
And finally, we have a special gift available to you this Christmas season. We are making our timeless small group resource "Fathers of the Faith: Wisdom For Difficult Times" available for free (retail price: $49.95). All you will owe is the cost of shipping. It includes 4 DVDs with 8 sessions, an 80-page leader's guide and 10 journals for participants covering issues such as walking with God, forgiveness, and the marketplace. We will have details on how to order next week! Subscribe to our social media feeds below if you want to be the first to learn how!
Again, thank you for being a friend to Lionshare. We count you among the blessings God has given us during our 16 year existence as a ministry.
Making Disciple-Makers –
Dave Buehring, President of Lionshare
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