Impact Disciple Making Ministries seeks to inspire people and churches to be and build disciples by helping people explore the concepts of disciple making, by educating people and churches in the principles of disciple making, by assisting people and churches to establish disciple-making movements, and by engaging individuals and churches in developing movements of multiplication
Who We Are
The Impact Team
Pastor Ken Adams
Ken Adams grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia and graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary in May 1989 with a Master of Divinity. Ken was called as the first pastor of Crossroads Church, Newnan in June 1989. From the beginning, Crossroads has been known as a church with a vision. The purpose of Crossroads is to “Be and Build Disciples of Jesus Christ,” which means spiritual growth is the number one objective of Crossroads and is carried out through “The Disciple-Making Church Strategy.” Under Ken’s leadership Crossroads has grown in attendance to near 3000.
Ken has a passion for being a disciple of Christ and pouring his life into others who have a desire to walk as Jesus walked. From that passion, he has led Crossroads to become a disciple-making church.
After searching the market and not finding resources on disciple making, Ken began writing the Impact curriculum, which has been used in small group settings at Crossroads since the early 1990’s. A few years later, he felt God’s call to make these resources available to other churches and Impact Discipleship Ministries was born in 2002. Since that time many churches across the country and across denominational lines have been using these resources. Ken has also led numerous seminars and conferences on disciple making. From discipling the brand new believer to helping people become fully developed followers of Christ, Impact has resources available to assist in spiritual growth.
Ken and his wife, Val, live in Sharpsburg, Georgia.
Paul serves the local church in developing ministry plans and activity to create and sustain movements of disciple makers. He joined the Impact Ministry team shortly after retirement from a 40 year career in aviation.
Paul’s interest in disciple making through financial stewardship led in him to serve for 7 years as a local church coordinator and area director for Crown Financial Ministries. He served 2 years as a full time volunteer employee assisting metro area senior pastors and other leaders with custom plans to launch stewardship seminars or small groups using Crown curriculum. He has also prepared, planned and conducted leadership training for small group leaders.
Paul felt the call to actively pursue disciple making leadership to assist the local church to develop sound patterns of teaching which would result in more people becoming authentic disciples of Christ which make other disciples. His heart was led to connect with Impact Ministries team and Sr. Pastor Ken Adams. This began a journey whereby Paul has served as discipleship director at a local church in their home community. His passion resulted in connection with numerous other community pastors which brought them to Impact’s 315 Leadership training. Paul has the heart and is growing in the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to be and build disciples of Christ. He assists pastors develop disciple making plans. Through his training with Blackaby Ministries International, Paul also uses his gifts of encouragement and coaching serves to motivate people to take those necessary steps of faith to observe all that God commands in the making of disciples of Christ.
Gloria Erickson serves as Administrative Assistant to Pastor Ken Adams. She is passionate about disciple making and fulfilling the Great Commission.
Gloria has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Liberty University. After teaching music in schools, she met and married her best friend. Once the children came along, she served her family by homeschooling her 3 children. Now she is part of the Impact Ministry team and seeks to serve people in learning more about being and building disciples for Jesus Christ.
Gloria and her husband, Bob, live in Sharpsburg, GA with their 3 children.
What We Believe
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20- 21, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless, human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT MAN
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT SALVATION
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer for forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, John 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT ETERNITY
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. (John 10:28-29, 2 Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 10:10, Hebrews 10:14, 1 Peter 1:3-5)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT BAPTISM
Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. Biblical baptism takes place after conversion and in the mode of immersion. Baptism is an act of obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ and is the witness of salvation, not a part of salvation. (Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 16:16-34, Acts 2:38-41)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN WALK
The Christian life should be a life of sanctification and holiness. Such a life cannot be lived out through a person’s own efforts but is a gift from God, and is a by-product of the presence of the Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7, 1 Peter 1:15-16, Galatians 3:3, Romans 6:22)
Meet Pastor Ken!