CDM organizes two retreats every year. The first one -- referred to as the Quality Control retreat -- is usually held during the last weekend of February, while the main retreat comes on at the beginning of August. Members of CDM are expected to make at least one Christlike disciple annually and present him/her during the August retreat. However, any member can bring his/her disciple to the Quality Control retreat to ascertain that his/her labor has not been in vain.
The Quality Control Retreat lasts only for a weekend (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon). The major CDM retreat lasts for a week and is a time when members are taken through rigorous training in Christlikeness and disciple-making. Every repeat member of CDM who shows up without at least one well-trained disciple (exams will be conducted) will be sent back and not allowed to take part in the retreat. This is to ensure fruitfulness and dedication to fulfilling the Great Commission.
From 2018, the retreats have been decentralized to the Volta region, the Northern Zone, and Togo. 2019 has also witnessed the introduction of CDM International Retreats in Europe and the USA.
The Christlike Disciplemakers Movement Bible College (CDMBC) is a non-denominational 'disciples-and-disciplemakers' producing center that equips godly men and women for soulwinning and disciplemaking.
Founded in 2010 as an offshoot of CDM, it aims to produce Christlike disciple-makers who know their specific calling from God and have enough urgency for the Great Commission to reproduce strategic and faithful labourers for finishing the Unfinished Task within one generation. It also seeks to teach, train and build Christlike and reproducible models who can say, "Be imitators of me, even as I am of Christ."
The Bible College is largely for busy professionals and Christian students. It consists of a Certificate Program and a Diploma Program, both focused on Missions and Disciplemaking. There are several options available for interested participants, eg. Executive Sessions; Online Bible Schools; Missions Bible Schools; Language Bible Schools; Regular Sandwich Programs, etc. CDMBC has been officially accredited by the Ghana Education Service and also by the Africa Association of Bible Schools.
Please visit the CDMBC website for more about the College: courses, faculty, timetable, etc. Further enquiries can also be directed to us here.
CDM believes in the fivefold ministry gifts outlined in Eph. 4:11-13. The Ministry Academy acts as a booster for Christians and their disciples who recognize the call of God on their life and the need to develop their gifts and ministries. It also functions as an alternative for people who want to learn about how to identify and develop their gifts, ministries and calling.
The Academy handles training sessions for the various 5-fold Ministry gifts (Teachers, Apostles, Pastors/Shepherds, Prophets and Evangelists). These go on concurrently at the CDM Retreat Centre during a scheduled week in June.
CDM holds an annual prayer festival which comes off on the last day of the Ministry Academy at the CDM Retreat Centre, and participation is open to all members of the general public, not only CDM members. Click here for directions to the site if you would like to join us.
The prayer festival was originally intended as a one-time occasion in 2009 on July 1st, a national holiday in Ghana. Due to the success of the program, it was established as a day for prayer every year. The topics covered during the Prayer Festival range from personal to national to international and back again! Come if you are interested in praying for yourself, your family, the nation, world evangelism, the church of God, CDM and the world at large.
CDM offers several avenues for ministry fruitfulness. These have been organized into Task Forces, which various members can join and participate in so that we can all use our gifts and talents to finish the task of world evangelism. If you would like to join any of them based on your identified gifts and calling, please contact us.
a. The Goers: they go out on the field during discipleship outreaches and other such evangelistic exploits. People with an evangelistic grace are typically involved here.
b. The Intercessors: they pray into the Task and meet at a monthly all-night on the third Friday of every month. People with the prophetic grace are typically involved here.
c. The Equippers: they use their teaching ministry to equip the body of Christ for the work. People with the teaching ministry are typically involved here.
d. The Financiers: they support the work through faithful monthly contributions in both cash and kind.
e. The Mobilizers: they use their gifts to get others aware, interested, and involved in the work. People with an apostolic grace are typically involved here.
f. The Senders: these are typically church or fellowship leaders who encourage people to do the work, and oversee with their gift of shepherding. People with a shepherding/pastoral grace are typically involved here.
g. The Administrators: they provide organizational and material support for the work by coordinating the people and resources.
CDM is heavily involved in the evangelization of unreached people groups, beginning with those in Ghana. The National Service Personnel in Ministry (NASPIM) Project aims to train national service persons to serve in basic and secondary schools located in areas with high concentrations of the 19 unreached tribes in Ghana. If you are interested in working with us on this project, or from one of Ghana's unreached people groups, please apply here.
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