Is the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit awakening a new movement in missions today? Joshua Project gives us some staggering statistics that should make us stop and reexamine our methods of reaching people groups and establishing new believers. Today there are over 5 billion non-believers in the world. Mission efforts are not keeping up with population growth. While general population growth rates have slightly decreased from 1960 at 2% per year to 1.2% in 2018, the growth rate of Bible believing Christians in the same year span has dropped from around 6% down to 3.1%. Should this cause us to ask the Lord, where we have missed the effectiveness of the Early Church?
At the same time “the Lord is birthing something amazing that may completely change the equation. Rapid reproducing Church Planting Movements (also called Disciple Making Movements) have begun to develop with an annual growth rate far higher than general population growth. That is something to get excited about.” (Joshua Project)
This information comes to us at a very important time for New Foundations International. In the last few months we have received questions from the field that caused us to begin working on new training material called God’s Plan for His Disciples. The purpose of this book is to help evangelists and church planters immediately disciple new converts so they quickly become established in their faith in the Lord Jesus and rely on the Holy Spirit to give them understanding. Please stand with us in prayer as we go through the development phase of this material. If you are interested in this new training and equipping tool, or if you are willing to pray for God’s help in completing the new training manual, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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