Our mission is to faithfully obey Jesus Christ our Lord by fully accepting His command to make disciples of all nations, as defined in Matthew 28:18-20, executing this “Great Commission” by using the spiritual gifts and talents provided by His Holy Spirit for the purpose of building up and fortifying His church. Like the first disciples, we dedicate our time, treasures and talents (our very lives), by God’s grace and power, to serve Him by reaching and ministering to the lost and educating and edifying His Church, especially those who have been called to serve God as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.
Our Five Statement Pledge of Faith
- God is who He says He is
- God Can Do What He Says He Can Do
- I Am Who God Says I Am
- I Can Do All Things Through Christ
- God’s Word is Alive and Active in Me
We acknowledge and receive our responsibility to God as that of honor and commitment. There is no greater accolade. According to His Word, “We should all speak the same thing.” (1 Corinthians 1:10).
We are “Born Again”, Spirit-filled, Full Gospel Evangelists and Pastors. We are to tell people about the soon-coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, our “Born Again” experience and “Divine Healing.” We are to tell people that Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross for our sins, arose, and is alive today. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Our Ministry and Mission for God
- Introduce and share Jesus Christ with others.
- Help others to discover God’s purpose for their life (both here and eternity).
- Preparing others for their eternal destiny (God’s Kingdom).
- Encourage others (individuals and business professionals) to “seek God first” in all they do.
God speaks, in the last days He said, ” I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2:17). “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond or free, there is neither male nor female: for ye all are one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26-28).
From a sincere, faith-based position, we should hear, but not listen to any false teachings, place man-made rituals above God’s sovereignty, or succumb to any lies manifested before man as brought on by Satan. Apostle Paul teaches, “But there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:7-8).
As Jesus Christ commanded in Luke 10:2-20, “…the field is ready for harvest and the labourers are few…”. (Make time to read and study this Scriptural passage.) There is much to be done in the world today, more than ever before. We “can” make a difference for Christ. We have God’s blessing to do so.
Our true heart is that of love and reverence to one almighty, living God. We acknowledge and accept the complete “God-head.” God, the father, Jesus Christ, the son, and the Holy Spirit that lives and reigns within us. We believe in God’s infallible Word, the Holy Bible. We firmly accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal Savior. We believe that Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for the sins of all the world. We believe that through Jesus Christ, we now by faith are saved by God’s perfect grace and mercy as well as enjoy a direct, personal relationship with God the father. We believe that Jesus Christ intercedes for the forgiveness of our sins and has given us His Holy Spirit to indwell within us today and forever. “…And surely I will be with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
Jesus Christ tells us, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe:In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well” (Mark 16:15-18).
Apostle Paul speaks by authority of the Holy Spirit, It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-13).
In strict compliance and under the authority, obedience, and guidance of God’s inspired Word, the Holy Bible, our calling is to “equip the saints” by providing a learning curriculum of sound biblical doctrine. We expect to encourage, enrich, and empower each student by the gifts of the Holy Spirit; any man or woman that has been called by our Lord to minister, preach, or evangelize in the name of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, through our biblical, self-paced, home study course, we will equip each individual who successfully completes the course with the ordainment education, credentials and deserved recognition to faithfully and confidently follow the command of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
At Christian Discipleship Ministries, we see the vision that God has set before us. By working with churches to “think outside the box” and to turn the Internet and its world-wide reach to His glory, we can begin to find families in distress and direct them to resources and people that can balance and provide fulfillment in achieving everything God wants them to be. We encourage you to join us in reaching out to those in need and give them hope!
May almighty God abundantly bless you always.
Our Leadership Fellows
Our Christian discipleship ministry leadership team is committed to serving the body of Christ on an international scale. At present, our leadership team provides support, encouragement, enrichment, and guidance for Christian-based churches and ministries in over 80 countries. Our core mission is that of the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus; “to go and make disciples.” Together, our leadership team has researched, prepared, and authored their latest discipleship book/curriculum entitled, “The Discipling Church – Our Great Commission: Encouraging, Equipping, and Empowering the Body of Christ.”
Tony Marino is a husband and father and is the Founder of Christian Discipleship Ministries International, Christian Times Online, and Trinity Web Works. He is the Founder and Executive Producer of the Alive In Christ Radio Network. Tony proudly and honorably served in the U.S. Navy and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Colorado Technical University and an inductee into the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration. He has actively and passionately served the body of Christ for over 15 years as a worldwide evangelist; teacher; discipler; accredited author; Christian music artist and producer; international business and marketing consultant; and as an international Christian radio program host and producer.
Christian author and pastor, Michael Duncan has served the Lord and the church for nearly 25 years preaching and teaching God’s Word. He has shared God’s message across the U.S. and beyond and is currently the pastor of his church and a co-host on the Alive in Christ radio network as well as co-director of Christian Discipleship Ministries. He is also on the executive board of the Northwest Baptist Convention and a board member of the Northwest Christian Writer’s Association. Given the opportunity, he may be found on the golf course! Michael and his wife Patty have been married over 19 years and have three very active and creative children. They both home-school their children and have had the joy of watching them come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Michael’s favorite verse, and the text wherein God called him into Christian service is Colossians 1:28-29 (NIV). “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.
Brian Whiteside has served the Lord and the church as a pastor, teacher, and conference speaker for the past 30 years preaching and teaching God’s Word to all ages. Brian has been a pastor since graduating from San Diego Christian College in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies. Brian has worked on pastoral staffs of churches in Colorado and southern California. In 1994, Brian earned a graduate level paralegal degree from the University of San Diego. He has written numerous articles for Christian publications. Since 1984, he has been very active in the AWANA clubs serving as a commander, pastor and missionary advisory board member. A major hobby of Brian’s is cycling which includes two bike trips through Europe and a Canada to Mexico ride. Brian has been married to Beth, who he met in college, for over 27 years and they currently live in the Palm Springs area. They have two grown children. He is currently a co-host on the Alive In Christ Radio Network.
Jeff Klick, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeff Klick has been in fulltime ministry for over thirty years and is currently the senior pastor at Hope Family Fellowship. Dr. Klick married his high school sweetheart, Leslie, in May of 1975. They have three adult children and ten grandchildren. Dr. Klick loves to learn and has a professional designation, CFP, earned a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry, a Doctorate in Biblical Studies, and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Ministry. In addition to serving as senior pastor at Hope Family Fellowship, Dr. Klick is a consultant with The Institute for Applied Management, a teaching Fellow with Christian Discipleship Ministries, part of the Pastor’s Panel for the Alive in Christ Radio Show, and also serves on the Board of Directors for The Council for Family-Integrated Churches. Dr. Klick has two books published with a third due to be released in the Fall of 2012.
Lynn Marino is a wife and mother. She is the Director of Women’s Ministry and an Executive Director and primarily serves our international women’s Christian enrichment and encouragement outreach ministry. Lynn is the Associate Producer of the Alive In Christ Radio LIVE on the Alive In Network.