August Combined Adult Equipping Class

Massey Tucker Hall, August 7, 14, & 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Over the past several years, you have heard phrases like “becoming fully formed disciples” and “equipping disciples to make disciples." This is the heartbeat and vision for the people of Grace. We want to live into the mission that Jesus gave followers. Yet, we know that discipleship is a journey, not a status or a destination. It is our prayer and in our planning to help each of us step more fully into a fruitful journey of discipleship with Jesus as we live together in life and faith as a congregation.

Rev. Dr. Mike Johnson is about the vibrancy of disciples and their local churches. Over the last twenty years he has focused on the formation of people through innovating, creating, writing, coaching and teaching.

Fifteen years ago he planted the ministry Ascending Leaders. Ascending Leaders’ mission is to be churches’ Best Discipleship Ally. Ascending Leaders has a strong track record of long-term success with churches through a stages perspective on discipleship and a layered coaching approach.

In 2004 Mike received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary. Prior to this he worked as a Christian Reformed church planter and pastor in Missouri City, Texas.

Mike and his wife make their home in Sugar Land, Texas. Their two children are married and live in the area (and most employed in education or the church world), providing Mike and his wife with two local toddler grandchildren to disciple. Mike and his family enjoy the hobbies of old home rehabilitation and entrepreneurial business projects, that also serve as mission.