April 20 2015
Rinse & Repeat.
Most shampoo bottles recommend doing this for the best results. When you want the
best results in reaching the unreached, the best method is
Train & Multiply.
At the time Willy
and Vicky moved to Tacloban City, training was not anywhere on their immediate
radar. God had called them to be there for the people and to share their faith
They quickly discovered that preparation through training was necessary
as the ministry was growing at a remarkable pace.
In June of 2014, they attended training in a process called
Train & Multiply (T&M). When worked properly, this method is producing
much fruit. The three-day training equipped Pastors Willy and Vicky to open
many new doors in Tacloban City. Instead of trying to disciple everyone, they
are now able to train a team. This is similar to the way Jesus demonstrated to
us, working with the twelve disciples.
In January Pastors Willy and Vicky facilitated training for
13 different people. On the one end of the spectrum, they had very highly
educated individuals (a college professor, a retired regional social worker, a
teacher and a retired teacher, and a couple of barangay officials).
other end were individuals who struggled with the learning process. What a wild
range of participants. Willy and Vicky did a superb job of handling both groups
well. Excitement pulsated through the room when people shared their vision
Willy and Vicky are presently working with groups in seven different
areas. They could have 7-8 more areas if these lay people follow through on
Train & Multiply has been instrumental in One Mission
Society and their partners starting 25,565 new worshiping groups in 2014. Pastors
Willy and Vicky are a true testament to what might happen if we could mobilize
ordinary people to go out into the harvest fields.
April 16 2015
I love it when a plan comes together, especially when it is
God’s plan. On March 15, 2014, the plan was in place, and Pastors Willy and
Vicky moved from Tarlac City to Tacloban City. By car, this is a more than
24-hour move. Their plan was to distribute roofing sheets to people who lost
their roofs during the typhoon. This would give them an opportunity for
connection to the community.
In the first two months they had distributed sheets to 44
homes in one area and 22 in another. They requested the roofs be painted red so
you can see which houses were given new roofs. The picture gives a view from
the top with several homes “seeing red.” The best part of the ministry is the
relationships built with people who have started attending house churches as
new believers. In two months they already had two worshiping groups meeting
weekly with more than 50 total in attendance.
The people of the Philippines are such giving people,
despite what little they may have. If you are visiting, they will prepare a
meal or an afternoon merienda (snack) from what little they have. Many of the
locals lost their families. Parents lost all their children, children lost all
of their family – 26 people were lost in one family alone.
A woman survived with all eight of her children by clinging
to trees while the storm surge hit. By God’s miraculous grace they all
survived. This is not the case for many as more than 6,000 people lost their
lives in Typhoon Yolanda. The area was devastated, yet the people still show
love and hope.
Pastors Willy and Vicky have committed to stay three years
to help those in need and build up leaders in the church. They live
sacrificially and have a true heart for glorifying God in their daily lives.
They yearn to do more for the families of Tacloban City.
To be continued…
April 9 2015
what happens when ordinary people listen to God’s call. On November 7, 2013,
Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hit landfall in the Philippines. One of the areas hit
hardest by Typhoon Yolanda was Eastern Visayas. Tacloban City and the
surrounding area accounted for 5,877 deaths, with more than 1,000 people
Pastors Willy and Vicky Galzote were following God’s call as
pastors of a church 996 kilometers away in Tarlac City when they heard the
Their compassionate hearts immediately ached for the people affected by
the storm. When such a travesty hits, many of us hurt for those impacted.
Their desire to help was unstoppable.
Pastor Willy contacted
leadership within Faith Evangelical Church of the Philippines (FECPI), their
denomination, in hopes of coming up with a plan.
Their desire was not to merely
travel down with supplies or for a brief visit. God had convicted them to be
much more, to build authentic relationships. Their call was to comfort aching
hearts and offer hope.
Have you ever felt a call so strong that you were willing to
This is what Jesus asked of those he called. “And he said to
them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ Immediately they left
their nets and followed him.” (Matthew 4:19-20) This is exactly the call that
Pastors Willy and Vicky received. Pastors Willy and Vicky requested permission
to leave the pulpit and move down to Tacloban City.
A month after Typhoon Yolanda made landfall, a group of four
from FECPI and One Mission Society (OMS) traveled down to see what God was
calling them to do. They had no clear contact person but went on faith that God
would guide them.
Pastors Willy and the others were just looking for a clear
sign on how to help the people impacted. What they found was truly from God.
To be continued…
April 1 2015
What might happen if we could mobilize
ordinary people to go into the great harvest fields at our doorsteps and start
church multiplication movements?
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
& Multiply (T&M).
So just what is Train & Multiply?
Train & 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 2
nd, 3rd, 4th, and
th 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 & 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
NOTE: Watch for exciting stories of lives
being transformed through this powerful tool throughout the month of April.
March 31 2015
What might happen if we could mobilize ordinary people to go into the
great harvest fields at our doorsteps and start church multiplication
movements? Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they are empowered
by the Holy Spirit and equipped with the right tools. T&M a powerful tool
to help ordinary people do this; it is a process to help ordinary people start
healthy worshiping groups that will multiply.
The founder of T&M discovered
a simple but powerful paradigm modeled by Jesus and taught by Paul:
And the things you have heard me say
in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be
qualified to teach other
(2 Timothy 2:2 NIV).
Watch for the April 2015 media blitz for Train & Multiply