April 2 2015
What might happen if we could mobilize ordinary people to go
into the great harvest fields at our doorsteps and start church multiplication
In 2013, by the grace of God and through the ministry of One
Mission Society, ordinary people did an extraordinary thing – they started more
than 19,500 worshiping groups. They did this by being empowered by the Holy
Spirit and by being equipped with a simple tool – Train and Multiply (T&M).
So just what is Train and Multiply?
Train and Multiply is a comprehensive leadership development
program to help start and organize reproducing local churches, which can lead
to a church multiplication movement.
It starts slow, with just a few people, but builds into a
rapidly multiplying movement of disciples, leaders, and churches. In one-on-one
or small group settings, motivated believers learn how to share their faith,
how to disciple new believers, and how to gather those new disciples into
healthy, growing churches. These disciples and churches then multiply
themselves through 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and even 5th generations. And in the process,
the disciples learn how to become strong, effective leaders.
T&M is a unique, menu-based leadership training/coaching
approach that provides simple, easy-to-understand biblical training guides to
equip ordinary Christians to start multiplying movements of disciples,
churches, and leaders.
In the next five years (2015-2020), the goal is to start
414,000 new worshiping groups with the use of Train and Multiply.
We credit a very simple truth with the success of T&M:
Ordinary people can do extraordinary things
when they are empowered by the Holy Spirit and equipped with the right tools.
February 19 2015
We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, Feb. 2) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS missionaries Tim and Shirley Roehl. Tim serves as the director of Member Development, which means he trains, mentors, and coaches all of our missionaries. Shirley is the corporate secretary, which means she serves OMS and the OMS Board of Trustees, champions our archives, and helps in obtaining visas for missionaries. The Roehls shared about their calling journey... one fun thing they shared: their family motto: Have fun; do your best; and let Jesus shine through you. We think you will be able to relate this this great couple ...
Everyone has a story ... enjoy the Roehls ... and make sure you take the time to share yours!
Here are our "After the Show" resources to better connect you with things you heard about on last night's program.
GO: Do you want to be a missionary, either short- or long-term with OMS? Check out the opportunities, including all the upcoming short-term trips with MFM.
GIVE: If you would like to donate to any OMS ministries, you can do so online.
PRAY: Pray for Tim and Shirley as they model Christ-like behavior to their children and grandchildren--to be good examples. Also, pray that in all they do in their ministries, God would provide prayer partners who will stand arm in arm with them, pray to keep them safe as they travel, and provide for all their financial needs.
If you would like to pray for other OMS needs, visit our OMS prayer wall.
COMMUNICATION RESOURCES: Are you looking for OMS books, videos, OMS Outreach magazine, social media connections, etc...check out our media website: https://oms.media
You can also purchase OMS books by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Lori McFall at 317.888.3333, ext. 366, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in any of Tim's books, you can contact Lori for these, as well.
If you'd like a FREE copy of His Banner Over Me by Florence Cavender, write to Lori at: email@example.com.
INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear OMS stories from around the world from our international partners, including India, South Korea, and Colombia. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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