Discipleship is at the heart of congregational life in the church.
It was Jesus who said, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Those words of Jesus provide the goal of and passion for Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI). While the methods may change, the objective is always the same – making Christlike disciples.
The mission of Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) is to carry out the Great Commission to children, youth, and adults in preparation for a lifetime of being and making Christlike disciples in the nations.
We are called:
- To be a people of prayer, engaged in the Word, making Christlike disciples.
- To intentionally develop relationships with unreached people so that they become Christlike disciples making Christlike disciples.
- To teach the Word of God to children, youth, and adults so that they are saved, sanctified wholly, and maturing in Christian experience that results in a life of compassion, evangelism, Christian education, and disciple-making.
- To encourage everyone to faithfully engage in a discipleship ministry such as Sunday school/Bible studies, small groups, and other disciple-making ministries.
To reach the largest number of unchurched people for Christ and the church, bringing them into fellowship, teaching the Word of God effectively, and encompassing their salvation; teaching the doctrines of the Christian faith and developing Christlike character, attitudes, and habits; helping to establish Christian homes; preparing believers for membership in the church and equipping them for appropriate Christian ministries.
Questions? Please contact:
Rev. Christine Paolino
Chairperson of SDMI Board
Dean of the Palmer Institute
(516) 561-8614 EXT: 7668