A Zume practitioner shared that he has spent the past 10 months training over 75 Christians in Pakistan, India, and Nepal through Zoom using the Zume training course found at https://zume.training. He meets weekly with each trainee for 90 minutes and includes weekly accountability. Out of all these Christians who he trained, about 6 of them became true implementers, meaning they actively and regularly use the tools they learned to reached unreached people groups.
The coaches and trainers in the Zúme community always rejoice when we hear about how the training impacts lives. When stories are shared with us like the one below, we don’t boast in some cool program we are a part of. Instead, like the Apostle Paul, we declare, “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world…” (Galatians 6:14)
Join us in boasting in the cross of Christ as you read this story of transformation from a recent Zúme training finisher in her own words:
Can I just take a sec to give Him all the Glory!! 802 days ago He transformed me from the biggest tool for the devil, wrecking lives and homes dealing drugs, slinging booze. Heck I even took care of everyone’s kids inside the drug-house and called it “serving.” Fast forward to today 802 days delivered, redeemed and impacting His Heavenly Economy. Blows me Away. Awestruck Wonder. We have over 30 men and women from the new community corrections work release center walking miles to our church every Sunday, (we’ve offered van rides but the freedom and time in the air is desired more) because I used the tools given me here [in Zume training].
One of my persons of peace, heard God knocking and he came running. 17 individuals wanted to be baptized in the river today but only one was granted freedom from His ankle bracelet today. 14 have given their lives to Christ that we know. More beautiful some have invited their families to meet them at church and they’re coming to Jesus together
sister in Christ who completed the Zúme Training this past year
2 more of my Wednesday night kids were baptized today as well. Me the former “trap-mom” getting to be Jesus to these young men. AND getting to work and see the Harvest. I cant even!!! GLORY!!!!
I’m forever grateful for this (ZUME) course. Molding me into a Disciple worth following. A Disciple who makes Disciples. Get this!! Today in Taco Bell a random acquaintance stopped me to tell me that they hear so much about me as a Disciple and my heart to disciple newcomers. Like Wow!!!! Blown Away!!!!
Yes! Yes! And Yes Lord!!!! I see the evidence of your goodness all over my life. Thank you for pursuing me even though I ran so hard. Thank you for sending me! Kingdom work is humbling, miraculous, beautiful and just all the things. May I always walk in alignment with you and the promise you so perfectly attached to my name.
A Zúme coach and practitioner in the U.S. shared that 18 months ago he was a part of a small church that had 10-15 people in attendance. Now, that church has multiplied into 6 churches with the same number of people in each. Elders are being appointed and the bodies are being equipped for good works.
At the same time, God is using this coach abroad. He is coaching believers in other countries through the internet. He led 8-10 sessions of the Zúme training each week for the past 7 months. Some of those trainings have been with small groups and some with individuals but he reports that these trainings are producing fruit. Despite great persecution, many people are coming to Christ. 313 baptisms happened within a two-week time span. In other places 10-20 are being baptized at a time.
He acknowledges that he longs to see more. He says, “I’m praying for movements, but I realize it begins with a little addition at first then multiplication.” May God hear the prayer of our brother.
A recent 10-week Zume training started online using the Zoom video conferencing platform. More than 35 disciples joined the training from the Philippines, Thailand, India, Germany, France, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Ethiopia, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Washington, California, and Texas.
One of the disciple makers attending the training from Ethiopia, 6 weeks into the training, sought and received permission to train 40 church pastors using Zume!
Join an upcoming training online through Zoom at https://zume.training/join-an-online-group/.
Coach, leader, and volunteer Eric Derry had another opportunity to share what God is doing through Zúme on Steve Addison’s Movements podcast. Listen to this 18 minute podcast today.
A Zúme practitioner recently shared with his coach progress among the people he serves in Southern Asia. He trained 51 people across 2 countries in Zúme practices and skills. So far these training efforts resulted in six fruitful and active implementers whom the Zúme practitioner coaches. These six implementers are spreading to various villages to bring good news of the Kingdom. With the COVID lockdown still in place, these people are going to families in need of food. They report back about the families they are helping and bringing the Gospel of Grace to. The Zúme practitioner said, “As you would expect, these are hard times but God is using it for His glory and He has given us a clear message that we need to equip and prepare His army using Zoom now.”
Zach Leighton, host of The Ministry Growth Show, invited lead team member, global dispatcher, and coach Eric Derry to share about Zúme on his podcast. You can listen to it here.
Zúme coaches serve disciple makers all over the world through training, sharing resources, and providing coaching towards multiplication of disciples who make disciples. One of our Zúme coaches works with someone on a Caribbean island. She has been training people in prayer walking. Her coach introduced her to the Zúme page on prayer walking to use to prepare people she was about to train and to review with people she had already trained. Just 24 hours later after receiving the training from her coach, one hundred people had already been exposed to the material in several generations of sharing it.
God continues to grow a heart among His people to pray for a disciple making movement in their state. Pray4NorthCarolina is the latest website to launch. You can sign up and begin praying for North Carolina.
If you desire to catalyze a prayer effort for where you live, connect with us and we can show you what we have learned. We’ve published a starting template at https://pray4movement.org
550 key leaders, in an Asian country, went through Zume together. Each of these 550 leaders represent entire networks of disciples and churches. Even if only a fraction of these leaders take the training back to their networks, the impact could be exponential. We pray this training would be a blessing and a resource for multitudes of disciple makers in all of the current 37 finished languages.