GREATER WORKS 

  
 

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Elder Kevin Betton's Mission Statement

My future will continuously be dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19) and the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37) through the intentional education, equipping, and empowering of healthy disciples, leaders, churches, and movements to the ends of the earth until Christ returns or I die.

Kevin L. Betton +

M.Div.

Greater Works Goals

To attract, train, and reproduce:

Disciple-followers: Perfected people, complete in Jesus! (Col. 1:28)

Worshippers of Jesus: Prepared People, competent to serve (Eph. 4:12)

Greater Works Mission Statement

To advance the kingdom of God by making disciple-followers of Jesus the Christ and strengthen the ability of those disciples to produce GREATER WORKS for the kingdom and make disciple-followers of others. 


“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and GREATER WORKS than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12 KJV).

Greater Works Vision

The vision of the Greater Works Discipleship Academy is to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 22:37) and the Great Commandment by providing a platform where disciples of Jesus Christ can be educated through quality, in-depth, seminary-level training and development in subjects such theology, church history, homiletics, apologetics and much more.


Students of the academy will be equipped with a myriad of resources to further their development as disciples such as books, programs, biblical charts, and presentations which will enhance their understanding of the Bible and Christian doctrine.


Furthermore, each student will be empowered to reproduce disciples of Jesus Christ by being trained to share what they have learned with others, spreading the gospel throughout the world. At the end of each course, students will receive a certificate of completion which can be presented to their local church leadership to demonstrate their proficiency in the course subject matter.

 


Greater Works Strategy

Greater Works believers in the process of discipleship established in the best seller, The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman. 

Selection – Jesus was not concerned with programs to reach the multitudes, but with men who the multitudes would follow. Men were His method of winning the world to God (Luke 6:13).

Association – Jesus made a practice of being with His disciples. He taught them by drawing them close to Himself. He was His own school and curriculum (Matt. 28:20).

Consecration – Jesus’ disciples were not required to be smart, but they had to be loyal. In time, obedient followers invariably take on the character of their leader (Matt.11:29)

Impartation – Jesus’ life was a life of giving – giving away what the Father had given Him (John 15:15; 17:4, 8, 14). He gave them His peace (Jn. 16:33); His joy (Jn. 15:11; 17:13); the keys to His Kingdom (Matt. 16:19; His glory (Jn. 17:22, 24); His life, and ultimately the Holy Spirit (John 20:22)

Demonstration – Jesus saw to it that His disciples learned His way of living with God and man. He did not practice what He preached, He preached what He practiced. He let His truth call attention to itself, and not the presentation (John 13:15).

Delegation – Jesus was always building His ministry for the time when His disciples would have to take over His work and go out into the world with the redeeming gospel (Matt. 4:19).

Supervision – Jesus made it a point to meet with His disciples following their tours of service to hear their reports and to share with them the blessedness of His ministry in doing the same (Mark 8:17).

Reproduction – Jesus expected His disciples to reproduce; He intended for them to reproduce His likeness in and through the church being gathered out of the world (John 15:16).


The Four Levels of Discipleship

The Greater Works Academy is committed to growing Christians from apprentices to becoming those who are committed followers of Jesus Christ. Greater Works places an emphasis upon the development of Christian life skills, a mastery of biblical knowledge, and creating and maintaining a bond between discipler and the disciple that is not diminished by time or distance.


  1. Apprentice (competency training) – a participant in the process of skill development (live a life worthy)
  2. Student (information acquisition) – a participant in the process of knowledge development (receive the Gospel).
  3. Scholar (philosophical inquiry) – a participant in the process of professional development (become a model).
  4. Follower (discipleship) – a participant in the process of life development (at work in you).

Greater Works places an emphasis upon the development of Christian life skills, a mastery of biblical knowledge, and creating and maintaining a bond between discipler and the disciple that is not diminished by time or distance.


The Greater Works Perspective on Teacher-Student Relationship


  • Have Something To Say - determine the message and have a word for the listeners.
          ·  Hear From the Father
  • Have Something To Show – declare the message and have a heart for learners.
          ·Communicate with the follower
  • Have Something To Share – direct the implementation of the message and have an eye for leaders.
          ·Motivate the faithful

 

The Greater Works Teaching Method

  • Instruction (Education) – provide the detailed blueprint for, and the training in, the methods utilized to accomplish the mission.
  • Information (Illumination) – provide the necessary knowledge needed to understand the manner by which the mission is to be accomplished.
  • Inspiration (Motivation) – provide the driving force and necessary zeal to persevere to the finish and comprehend why it is necessary to fulfill the mission or accomplish the task.