Weekend Message Takeaway: “Vision 2023: Get in the Story, Part Two”

This past weekend, each campus heard from their pastor about how God is calling their campus to carry out Vision 2023. At our Fort Lauderdale campus, Pastor Doug explained what a disciple is, provided a solid method for carrying out a discipleship relationship, and then commissioned the church to go forth and get in the story.

Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the message in its entirety, click here.




For the Note Takers

What is a disciple? A fully devoted, reproducing follower of Jesus Christ.

You haven’t made a disciple unless . . . your disciple has made a disciple.

When you see something that breaks your heart and ignites your passion, you can either:

  1. Do nothing.
  2. Do something.
  3. Do something and bring someone with you.

The Process of Discipleship

  1. I do. You watch. We talk.
  2. I do. You help. We talk.
  3. You do. I help. We talk.
  4. You do. I watch. We talk.
  5. You do. Someone else watches.

Would you accept an invitation to be discipled?

Quote to Remember: You can count the number of seeds in an apple, but you can never count the number of apples in a seed.Pastor Doug Sauder


Below you'll find a list of the area our church will seek to impact through Vision 2023. These project teams will be working to make disciples in these areas through the creation and development of various initiatives, programs, events, and other opportunities. If you missed your campus pastor sharing how your campus will be carrying out Vision 2023 and which project teams your campus will focus on, drop by the Connection Point this Wednesday or weekend and talk with a volunteer. For more details on Vision 2023 as a whole, click here.

  • Addiction: Help bring lasting change to those struggling with addiction!
  • Business Engagement: Help infuse kingdom-based principles, training, and transformational connections in business!
  • Church Planting: Help plan and support the launch of new gospel-focused churches!
  • College Ministry: Develop discipleship opportunities for college students and post-college young adults!
  • Education: Help students thrive while also making an impact in both public and private education!
  • Elderly Care: Equip the elderly community to deepen their faith and engage in discipleship!
  • Foster Care: Help advocate and provide a loving home for every child in crisis!
  • Marriage & Family: Help couples grow in their marriage and be the foundation for healthy families!
  • Youth Leaving Their Faith: Help kids grow in their faith and influence the next generation!


In the fifth and final week of our class on communication, Pastor David Fine will share an in-depth lesson on conflict resolution. Learn how to process conflict in a healthy way and discover how to communicate during and after a conflict.

This weekend, we’ll kick off a new five-week study through the Book of Job. This unique book of the Bible explores one of the most enduring, important, and relevant questions humanity faces: Why do bad things happen?

During our time together, we’ll gain a deeper understanding of the character and nature of God, how we should see God in the midst of pain and suffering, and discover healthy, biblical ways to deal with pain, loss, suffering, and grief. In week one, Pastor Joel Sonnenberg from our King’s Kids Ministry will join Pastor Doug to discuss why suffering exists and how to respond to suffering.


About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra has served on the staff of Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.