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Therefore since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross,
despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
~ Hebrews 12:1-2

Jerry and Patti Ledford                                                                                                                                                             

LifeSteps World Ministries

First of all thank you for visiting our website and exploring the ministry the Lord has laid before us. Our goal or desire was not to have our own ministry and one thing for certain it is not ours but the Lord’s. Therefore, as stewards of His ministry our desire is to be faithful and obedient to the direction which He is leading us.

Through the course of several years God has been shaping and transforming our lives, through our church and the individual lives of incredible believers. We participated on several mission trips where evangelizing was a big component, however, the nagging questions was always…what now? We went away to a different location and spent a week evangelizing but now what. What about the seeds that were planted. If individuals came to Christ who is going to “parent” them? These questions continued to burn and grew to a passion to do something more.

In the midst of this journey God began placing incredible people in my life that would mentor and disciple me. In the midst of this journey God put Dr. Bud Pederson in my life and he began to disciple me through his international disciple making process. Discipleship had been my heart and now I was in the midst of an intense and highly interactive training. We have now begun to teach, model and mentor others as well through this process.

This journey has been a huge step of faith and I am so fortunate that my wife, Patti, has been a source of encouragement, patience, steadfastness, and motivation during this process. Her sacrifices to make the ministry possible are without question a demonstration of her faithfulness to Jesus Christ.  

The process of making disciples may seem like a slow process. However I am encouraged by a quote from Robert Coleman in his book “Master Plan of Evangelism” which states:

                “Here is where we must begin to be just like Jesus. It will be slow, tedious, painful, and probably unnoticed by people at first, but the end result will be glorious, even if we don’t see it. Seen this way, through it becomes a big decision in the ministry. We must decide where we want our ministry to count – in the momentary applause of popular recognition or in the reproduction of our lives in a few chosen people who will carry on our work after we are gone. Really it is a question of which generation we are living for.”

We pray that you will join us as we invest our lives in others to leave a lasting legacy of disciples of Jesus Christ for future generations!


Our Mission is to train and equip the local church to share the gospel by following Jesus' example of disciple-making, leading to church multiplication.

We invite you to join us on this mission to make disciples for Christ throughout the world by partnering with us prayerfully and financially. Look for the "Prayer" and "Donate" buttons on any page for further instructions. If you would like to meet one-on-one to discuss our ministry in more detail please give me a cal!