St. Luke UMCs Catalyst group invites you to join us on Monday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Library located in our Fellowship Hall building.  

Course Description

Jesus said, “

Go… and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matthew 28:19)

The Imperative of the Great Commission: “Make Disciples of All Nations.” Ephesians 4:11-12 gives the key to accomplishing Christ’s command: Christian leaders are not responsible to do the work of the ministry by themselves, but are to “… perfect (equip, train) the saints (ordinary laymen) for the work of the ministry.” Equipping The Saints is a step-by-step program designed to aid leaders in training and equipping lay people to do the work of the ministry. Each lesson incorporates specific disciplines and skills designed to help students balance the Great Commandment and the Great Commission (see Matthew 22:37-40) in their lives thus, avoiding the “Great Omission.”

The Great Commandment

Here the emphasis is on helping people develop their personal relationship with God through quiet time, prayer, Bible reading and study, Scripture memory and meditation.

The Great Commission

Here the emphasis is on learning to win and disciple through personal evangelism, follow-up and ministry to other believers.

The Objective of Making Disciples: “Bear Fruit That Will Remain”

Jesus reminds His disciples in John 15:16, “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain…” ETS is designed to help students bear fruit in three areas of life:

   Character — the “fruit of the Spirit” spoken of in Galatians 5:22-23

   Evangelism — the “fruit of fishing for men” promised in Matthew 4:19

   Disciplemaking — the “fruit of spiritual reproduction” in Matthew 28:19


ETS equips graduates with a set of basic tools to enable them to carry out the work of the ministry in practical ways. The course has a wide variety of possible applications. It is currently being used in Bible colleges, seminaries, para-church ministries, Christian schools, local churches and with individual laymen from all walks of life. ETS is a challenging and thorough program yet it is simple and practical enough to be grasped by almost anyone. It is best used in small group settings, but may also be used one-on-one or as an individual study course.

Join us for our study, worship and prayer time together as the young adults and young at heart of St. Luke UMC. Library is accessible from Camwood Dr. entrance or Montwood Dr. entrance by Eastridge Park Apts.  Dinner is served potluck style each week!