Founder of Simple DiscipleMaking
Hi, I'm Jordan Bergren. If you're here it's probably because you have a desire to make an impact for Jesus, but aren't exactly sure where to start or how to start. That's okay, because I'm here to help.
One of the things my wife and I have done together is write out a why statement. A why statement reminds us why we do what we do, for what purpose do we exist on the earth. Here's mine...
I exist to help people look more like Jesus and the earth more like heaven.
My goal in life every day is to do just that. And with some mistakes, bumps and bruises, tears and laughter, I have been doing that for over a decade. I don't claim to be an expert, but I do have a passion to pass on what I have learned along the way. And I want you to know that making disciples of Jesus (if you're conflicted by that phrase maybe insert "having an impact for Jesus" instead) is not reserved for the trained or the full-time professionals. Jesus paid a huge price so that everyone could spread heaven wherever they go. I created this website to help people like you and me help other people look more like Jesus.
Gary Black is an entrepreneur and speaker who is passionate about setting the next generation free. Lisa Black is a writer, speaker and an advocate for the vulnerable. Gary and Lisa spend the majority of their time mentoring and discipling young people through the World Race, an 11-month mission trip to 11 different countries and G42 Leadership Academy, a leadership school in the Spanish village they call home. Together, they have given their lives to building up a generation of leaders committed to relieving oppression and revealing the Kingdom of God.
Rich Albrecht has been a youth pastor for over 15 years. He is passionate about seeing youth living with a purpose and fire upon their lives for the things of God. Rich encountered God in his teens with the help of his high school youth group and has returned to his home church to raise up sons and daughters who, like him, want to see the world turned up-side-down. Rich lives in the Chicago burbs, and loves to laugh, play games, and watch movies, but more than anything he loves to impart the Father’s heart to the next generation.
Deon Vanstaden was born and raised in South Africa. He and his wife and daughter immigrated to the States in March of 1999. He Pastored a Church in Jacksonville, FL for 12 years. Currently he is overseeing the Coaches for the World Race. He has a heart for discipleship happening around the table, and is fully convinced that God is raising up fathers that will raise up sons that will disciple their generations. Him and his wife travel extensively and love to teach people on their identity and purpose in the Kingdom.