A participant in a Zúme training began sharing his S.O.A.P.S. Bible study with others. One of his friends replied to him that he had read the Bible more than any time in his whole life as a result of his friend sharing these Bible studies with him. There is blessing when we share what God teaches us with others!
As one couple began implementing the various parts of the Zume Training, they felt led to start a house church. They reached out to people they know to invite them. At work one day, the husband shared the Gospel story and his 3-Minute Testimony with a co-worker. The person described himself as wayward and had just recently started reading the Bible and had asked God to send him someone who could help him. When the Zume participant shared the skills he has been learning through the Zume training, he was also able to invite this person to the house church they are starting. The person said their conversation was nothing short of an answer to prayer and a miracle.
After one Zume participant started sharing his S.O.A.P.S. Bible study each day with an unbelieving friend, the friend texted and said, “I can’t continue to read these. It is hitting me so hard I choked up, but keep sending them!” Another couple began sending their S.O.A.P.S Bible studies to over 60 people and are finding others are interested in learning the simple tool. One woman shares her S.O.A.P.S. Bible study on Facebook every day. Another couple are sharing their S.O.A.P.S. Bible study every day, especially with unbelieving family members. These are just a few examples of ordinary people using ordinary tools with extraordinary results for God’s glory.
Progress can be reported through maps and statistics, but also through stories of kingdom wins and faith steps taken. Read our sister’s testimony of how the Zume Training helped her be a disciple who makes disciples:
-V, a Zume Trainee
“It taught me new ways to share the Gospel. I learned and God continued to speak to me in the lesson that we studied. I liked so much having a group with whom I could talk and share about how God speaks to us through different ways, experiences, and testimonies. It is so good to have a group who has the same passion as me.”
A couple in their late twenties offered to lead multiple Zume courses over the last 18 months. They also led organic trainings. As a result of those efforts they have seen 102 new 3/3rds groups started, 48 of which are still meeting. There are 612 current participants in those 48 3/3rds groups. They have seen 53 baptisms among 4 different generations. All glory to God!
David Jones gives his take on evangelism — that he fervently believes the gospel is to be given to all people. In order to share the gospel, David describes his steps that have given him great success in not only planting the seed, but also nurturing it into second and third generation Christians. Evangelism is a personal endeavor that takes commitment and time investment. He also gives some foundations for Zúme ministry.
David gives tips on some areas to target for evangelism and how to prepare evangelists and the target areas through prayer and initiating relationships. He also goes on to give insight to the steps he typically takes to evangelize and minister. Zúme becomes a tool to develop new disciples and is ideal for introduction once a relationship is established. The bottom line is that we have the endorsement of Jesus himself and we need to be bold in spreading the gospel.
Check out https://zume.vision/multiplying-disciples-podcast/ to listen to the podcast.
The latest Zúme Multiplying Disciples podcast released yesterday. Go to wherever you get your podcasts to hear Tim’s story from Dallas, Texas.
Tim serves as a leader and resource for Christian work throughout the world, with a focus on church planting and growth in North America. He was one of the pioneers of the Zúme-style discipleship in the United States before the Zúme platform really began to grow exponentially. He has seen Zúme do amazing things in the Dallas, Texas area as well as throughout the world.
Tim has focused on influencing church growth since he was very new to Christianity in the early 1980’s. He endorses Zúme as a platform to not only teach, but really mentor young disciples through interactive learning and doing. He shares exciting stories of how God is able to use people from all experience levels to spread the good news as well as establish new house churches and multi-generational growth.
Tim reflects on his own experiences early on for establishing small church plants and house churches and would have liked for the Zúme resources to have been available then because they streamline the discipleship process and target the multiplication of outreach through person to person contact and mentorship.
We published the latest episode of the Zúme podcast yesterday.
You can listen to our interview with Marlene. She serves as a leader and provides resources for Christian work in South Africa and many African countries. She was one of the early adopters of Zúme and has seen it create vision and clarity among nationals and expatriates in her organization.
She has seen surprising responses among even administrative personnel from sending home offices, who find that they can be part of disciple making in ways that they did not expect.
In the early days, she asked teams to just “check out” the training, but she would not do that again. She found that she would approach teams to not come to Zúme in an evaluation mode, but rather with a commitment to do it and experience the fruit of action.
We’re excited to share that the Zúme podcast is now live!
Zúme is a community of practice for those who want to see disciple making movements. Our vision is to saturate the world with multiplying disciples in our generation. This podcast interviews the practitioners of the community around the world.
You can subscribe in all of the various podcast platforms at https://zume.vision/subscribe-to-podcast/.