November 5, 2021

Unlocked by coaching

When I went through Zume Training in 2018, I had been very, very stuck.  My wife and I had seen God do amazing things when we lived in China before 2010, but nothing I had tried seemed to be effective after we returned to California.  A friend invited me to Discovery Bible Study training, and this was excellent.  But I was still stuck in being unable to find seekers who would be interested in DBS.  

Finally, after finding Zume, I could tell that it had the full range of disciple-making tools that could help me get unstuck. I plucked up my courage and asked for a coach and had the privilege to talk with one over Zoom.  He was very patient to listen to my wife and me.  He even met me in my hotel room when I had a business trip to the city where he was living. 

He encouraged me to modify the tools and make them my own—for example, to flex the 5 minute timing in the prayer cycle and to abbreviate the list of accountability questions.  From there, I was able to coach and train individuals in the principles and tools without relying on the videos, while at the same time encouraging others to do the training as it is.  Thank God for my coach’s kindness at such a time in my life.

September 26, 2021

Looking for Implementers

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 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.

September 1, 2021

We boast in the cross of Christ

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 :heart::heart::heart::heart:

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.

sister in Christ who completed the Zúme Training this past year
August 10, 2021

One church multiplies into six

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.

August 9, 2021

Zume on Zoom continues to impact

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

June 23, 2021

Practitioners in Southern Asia pursue village saturation

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.”

June 23, 2021

Prayer Walking spreads to generations

Zúme coaches serve disciple makers all over the world through training, sharing resources, and providing coaching towards multiplication of disciples that 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 in order to use it 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.

May 21, 2021

Pray4NorthCarolina launched!

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