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Commitment 5 - I want to grow in discipleship

You are still young. But make sure that everyone takes you seriously. Be an example to other believers by what you say and by how you live. Be an example by your love and your faith, and by living the way God wants you to.Let no one despise you because of your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in walk, in love, in spirit, in faith and in purity.1 Timothy 4:12A good student wants to be like his teacher. And a good slave will be like his master. I am your teacher and your master.I...

August 25, 2021

Commitment 4 - I protect my younger brother or sister

... never use violence against my younger brother/sister and I promise to protect him/her from violence.... protect my younger brother/sister from sexual abuse and promise to report any abuse immediately.The principle of protecting means that you take the responsibility to care for and stand up for the person you are responsible for. You stand up for your younger brother/sister when he/she is in trouble. And you warn him/her of anything that could hurt or damage him/her. This commitment req...

August 25, 2021

Commitment 3 - I encourage my younger brother or sister

The aim of all my work is to give you courage. I want you to be united by your love for one another. For only in this way can you understand everything and truly come to know Christ. He is the secret that God has revealed. With him you will find all wisdom and knowledge....that their hearts may be encouraged, joined together in love, and come to the full riches of the full assurance of understanding, to know the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasur...

August 25, 2021

Commitment 2 - I invest in my younger brother or sister

I give you a new rule: Love one another. You must love one another as I have loved you. Then everyone will see that you are my disciples. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all will see that you are My disciples: if you have love among yourselves. John 13:34-35 Love one another as brothers and sisters love one another. Always show that you have respect for the other. Love one another with brotherly love. G...

August 25, 2021

Commitment 1 - I want to follow Jesus

Jesus said to all people, 'If you want to be my follower, don't think about yourself anymore. On the contrary, you must be prepared to give up your life every day. And you must go with me.' Jesus said to all: 'If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow Me.'Luke 9:23...

August 25, 2021

Purpose - one of our values

Luke 4:18-19The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me; He has sent Me to preach the Gospel to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to preach liberty to captives and sight to the blind, to send the downtrodden to freedom, to preach the year of the Lord's good pleasure.God has chosen me. Therefore His Spirit is with me. God has sent me to tell poor people the good news. And to tell prisoners that they are free again. To tell the blind that they will see again. And to help peopl...

August 25, 2021

Ownership - one of our values

Matthew 28: 16-20And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had summoned them. And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him, but some doubted. And Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, 'All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, even to the...

August 25, 2021

Mastery - one of our values

1 Corinthians 11:1, Be imitators of me, as I am imitators of Christ.Live like me! For I live like Christ....

August 25, 2021

Belonging - one of our values

Romans 12:5 ... And so we, though many, are one body in Christ, yet every one of us is a member of another.In the same way, we together form one body, for we all belong to Christ. But we all have our own function....

August 25, 2021

Be WISE - Inspirational - one of our values

It is important that Alongsiders are motivated by love and inspired (literally: filled by the Spirit of Christ) rather than by money or the promise of rewards or, more worryingly, shame, guilt or obligation. For this reason, we do not directly or indirectly pay or subsidise Alongsiders.Orphans and vulnerable children desperately need love, and unconditional love cannot be bought, sold or generated, but must be chosen. The leadership of Alongsiders prays that God moves among the young people, tal...

August 25, 2021

Be WISE - Empowering - one of our values

“When we do for those in need what they have the capacity to do for themselves, we disempower them.” - Robert Lupton. ...

August 25, 2021

Be WISE - Scalabe - one of our values

Alongsiders' vision is to see Alongsider movements grow around the world, starting with a few groups in each country, and then growing to hundreds or even thousands of Alongsiders who choose to follow Jesus by lovingly walking alongside vulnerable children. Such a movement cannot be made, because it is driven by relationships. But by training local partners to mobilise alongside in a relational way, the movement is scalable....

August 25, 2021

Be WISE - Wholistic - one of our values

The Alongsider movement desires to see vulnerable children restored and transformed socially, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so that they can live as whole human beings. This transformation and restoration will affect relationships within families and the place where they live, as well as the systems and structures around those relationships. Any discipleship movement that deals with restoration must pay attention to conflicts between parents or neighbours, the inability of a ...

August 25, 2021

FIRST ALONGSIDERS IN EUROPE...

I just received this message from one of the first Alongsiders in Europe: “My time with John is good, I enjoy the time that we spent together very muchand so does John. This is special for John, since he is not used to this. His mother was a little hesitant at first. Saying “you know, I give him enough attention already, et cetera”. But now she has heard from John himself howvaluable our times together are and she is com...

January 16, 2020

THE CIRCLE OF COURAGE

That's wisdom from a 17 year old Alongsider in rural Cambodia. Her name is Matha. Her chosen little sister, Esara, is nine, and we're sitting together in the shade of a wooden home. Matha is not desperately poor, I suppose, because she arrived at our meeting on a small motocycle. But it's safe to say she doesn't have much to offer Esara in the way of money or material resources. Fortunately, this sets Matha free to look beyond what she can provide in order to see the res...

December 3, 2019

3 KEYS FOR LONGEVITY IN A DISCIPLESHIP MOVEMENT

The Alongsiders discipleship movement in Cambodia has been growing for more than 12 years. During that time we have learnt a number of lessons about what it takes to grow and sustain such a movement. One of the earliest leaders in the movement, Serey Choeng, has embodied many of those lessons in her own journey. So, let's examine her life growing up in a Phnom Penh slum community and from there, share some lessons learned along the way....

October 24, 2019

MEET THESE WORLD-CHANGERS

The Alongsiders movement is growing.  The leaders are young people aged 16-30 who love Jesus and have a heart for their vulnerable neighbours. They're making a difference in their local churches and communities. They are passionate. They are loving. And they deeply care about the children with whom they are walking alongside. They want them to be loved and cared for, and they want them to know the love of God. I am so inspired by these young Alongsiders, and I want to introduce some of them...

October 1, 2019

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL MOVEMENT

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL MOVEMENT TRANSFORMED THE LIVES OF POOR KIDS. IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER MOVEMENT...Sunday Schools were not always a thing. The very first Sunday Schools were established in England in 1780 to reach out to poor, illiterate children working under brutal conditions in factories. These classes taught basic reading and writing, as well as Biblical principles. Millions of children were reached....

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