April 2, 2020

Start A Group @ Home (YouVersion)

Start A Group @ Home Bible Reading Plan

A team from our Zúme community published a new Bible reading plan for how to start a group @ home! Good job guys! Check out Revolve Church NJ.

“Home groups are a simple way to change the world. Use this starter track to dive into the Bible in the safety of your own home. Gather together with small groups and keep plenty of space between you or find a way to meet on-line. “


March 23, 2020

Learn How to Make and Multiply Disciples via Zoom

Awesome effort to build up the body even while in quarantine!

“Sunday nights from March 22 – May 24, 2020. Meet in community with others to learn how to make and multiply disciples using the online, web-driven tool known as Zúme. (Zúme is the Greek word for yeast. By using Zúme, you can impact others just like a little yeast affects a whole loaf of bread!) Already trained in DMM principles and strategies? That’s great. You can help lead one of the “Zoom rooms” for subgroups of 4 people. Curious how your DMM training can be utilized in an online environment, maybe because folks in your context have recently been asked to avoid in-person meetings? This is the opportunity for you to experiment so you can “replicate and multiply” what you learn. “

Just sign up below to receive more info. Joining Doug Lucas in hosting this series will be Eric Derry (Team Expansion), Shawn Walden (Shepherd Church) and several other trainers. We hope to see you there!


March 21, 2020

Hope During A Global Pandemic (YouVersion)

New bible reading plan on hope regarding the COVID19 pandemic.

These are unprecedented times for those of us who are alive on planet earth at this moment. Historically, we can find hope if we turn to the One who made it all and is Lord of all. What does the Bible say about why these things happen, what is God’s response to it, and what is my hope in life and death?


March 19, 2020

Launched “Home Church” resource

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have published a first step guide to hosting a “home church” based on the 3/3 meeting pattern. See the article “How to have church at home“.

We’re thankful for the churches that have taken this and have began adapting it to their congregations! Our network of coaches are happy to help, if your church is one of them.

February 28, 2020

Free eBook: The Only One

We want to recommend “The Only One: Living Fully In, By, and For God” by Curtis Sergeant to the Zúme community and the wider movement family.

You can get it free as an ebook or order a print version from missionbooks.org.

This book is the result of a master trainer, who has coached and served some of the largest movements in the world for more than 25 years. In this book you hear the heart and priorities of a unique leader in the field of disciple making and church planting movements.

Learn more about the book: The Only One article on Zúme

February 18, 2020

Zúme Training launched in Bhojpuri (भोजपुरी)

Our language team launched the full Zúme Training in the Bhojpuri (भोजपुरी) language today!

Bhojpuri is spoken in northern-eastern India and the Terai region of Nepal. It is considered one of several Hindi dialects. The language is an official language of Nepal and a minority language in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, South Africa, and Mauritius. (wikipedia)

This makes accessible the Zúme Training for disciple making to 51 million additional people!

Thank you language team for your hard work. May God multiply your efforts!

February 18, 2020

Zúme Training passes 50k hours of known training

Zúme Training has just passed 50,000 hours of people trained in disciple making over the last 3 years! We want to pause and celebrate the Lord’s faithfulness to our merry band of volunteers and disciple-makers.

Look what you have done Zúme Community!

Zúme Training has just passed
50,000 hours
of people trained

This number only represents tractable training through the Zúme.Training website and does NOT include the numerous efforts to take the training into offline, non-internet environments or group trainings where the participants were not recorded. Praise the Lord for these efforts that our Father knows in detail.

February 14, 2020

Zúme’s Valentine 2020 Report

Zúme launched Valentine’s day, February 14, 2017. We’re 3 years old! Time to celebrate what God has done!

Zúme is no more than a band of brothers and sisters being transformed by God through loving God and loving others, aspiring to lives that are marked by immediate, radical, costly, obedience to Jesus. We have no buildings, no budgets, no staff, no programs. AND YET God has provided people with passion and commitment, funds when we have needed them, and hundreds of training facilities in living rooms and churches around the world for training disciples to be disciples who make disciples. Who can do this but God?

Zúme is 3 years old!

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