Igniting gospel movements

Igniting Gospel Movements

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

The Holy Spirit empowers us to be witnesses of Christ’s saving life to everyone around us. Our testimony of Christ’s redeeming love touches those from other cultures, languages, and nations both near and far. God intends that this good news of the gospel becomes a movement from every believer to transform the world.

The Evangelism and Church Planting Commission is facilitating the GOD MOVEMENTS (GM) training to help equip and mobilize believers and teams to share Christ and multiply urban disciple-making groups. God movements happen when the living Word of God spreads into every affinity across a city, through God’s people, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to fulfill God’s redemptive purposes. The GM training is comprised of 9 six-week modules. Each week, the participants watch short videos, complete an application worksheet, share their learning with a partner, and discuss together online for one hour.

The modules of the GOD MOVEMENTS training include:
1. INTRODUCTION TO GOD MOVEMENTS (ITGM) – engaging the urban complexities with the gospel
2. FOCUS – discovering your life calling and highest contribution
3. ENVISION – capturing and implementing a compelling vision
4. SURRENDER – becoming the leader that others want to imitate
5. ALIGN – building healthy teams and sustainable rhythms
6. ENGAGE – engaging the brokenness and lostness of the city
7. DISCIPLE – multiplying disciples and disciple makers
8. EMPOWER – walking and working in the power of the Holy Spirit
9. ESTABLISH – building sustainable movement structures

The first ITGM module looks at the dynamics of engaging the unreached affinity groups in our cities with the gospel. Participants are challenged to prayerfully identify those around them who are broken and lost and consider how to lovingly serve and build relationships with people in different social networks. As we reconnect together post-COVID-19, this training has come at a great time to help realign our focus back to Christ’s original Great Commission.

Please pray with us that:
• God would build these teams to multiply disciple-making groups among unreached infinities in their cities and nations.
• For God’s wisdom and strength as Karl Teichert facilitates the GM training and effectively coaches these teams in-person.
• God would continue to open people’s hearts for the good news of Jesus Christ as we are all His faithful witnesses.

Please contact Karl Teichert at karlteichert@oci.org for more information about future and more information.

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