May 16, 2014
99 Baptisms in DC in 9 Months
Jeff and Beth have been laboring in the DC area for the last 9 months. They have seen 99 baptisms, 20 Churches planted, 28 Groups started, and missionaries in Costa Rica and Albania trained. Pray for them as they head overseas this month themselves.
You guys fire me up! I have started reading T4T. Thinking of trying it out in Afghanistan (get the in early JUL).
Mike H. in Fort Knox, KY
Pictures of Jake getting baptized in the Hudson River on Easter morning. Jake was a student of mine who emailed me one day asking if he could meet with me to discuss Jesus. He said that he always thought he was a Christian, but God had shown him lately that this probably wasn’t true. Jake came to Christ in the weeks that followed as I met with him and several Christian cadets came alongside him. From David at West Point
10 Tip for getting to the next Generation
1. Pray and Fast
2. Share Jesus and His Gospel Aggressively
3. Repetitive Vision Casting
4. Trainers not Congregants
5. Go not Come
6. Train converts to share and train immediately
7. Goal Setting
8. Iron on Iron and Generational Mapping (Forecast and Assess)
9. Dynamic Training Environments
10. MAWL (Model, Assist, Watch, Leave)
West Point, NY
T4T Summits in San Antonio
We trained about 50 people on June 10th. During the practical exercise at lunch two people made professions of faith to make Jesus their King . One person of peace invited the team back to do Command 1 with his family at their house (House of Peace). 6 Vietnamese trainers trained today. Also did 2/3rd generation training for those who had started groups from last month's training. Have 6 more churches asking for training. Praise the Father for a very good day!
JESUS IS DOING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HEAR ME?!!!!
(After seeing 10 baptisms, and several folks in their community come to Christ)
Tamika M. in Arnolds Place, IA
4. Trainers not Congregants
Movements require participants (trainers) rather than spectators (congregants). A great factor impeding movements today is the culture of church leadership which ministers to the congregation rather than equipping the congregation for their ministry (see Eph 4:11-12). Our job is NOT to gather a crowd that needs what we have to offer, but to impart something which will in turn be passed on by those who receive it.
Spiritual leaders should ask themselves three questions:
1. Do I see myself as a trainer?
2. Does the flock see me as a trainer?
3. Does the flock see themselves as trainers being trained to train trainers?
Robby B. in Seattle, WA
While practicing his revised 1-minute testimony last night, a friend said: "I was looking for Jesus like a light on the wall, then I saw that I was looking for more signs just like the pharisees. I realized that I needed the Light in me and let him control me instead of just wanting to stand in His glow. Since He has taken over, I feel like I am part of the Light and not just looking for it. So would you like to let Jesus take control of your life and give you the purpose He has given me?" I couldn't help but say "Yes!"
Dusty P. in Columbus, GA
Just met with a Navy ensign who said he was in the kingdom of the world but wants Jesus to be King! He is going to start the 7 Commands with me this weekend.
Jeff V. in Corpus Christi
Two Kingdoms Gospel Presentation