April 29 2013
shep·herd (shep'- erd)
n. - One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher.
v. - To guard, tend, or guide as or in the manner of a shepherd.
Today starts the Shepherd and CMF (Church Multiplication Facilitator) seminar at OMS Headquarters. This week we will come together to share stories, struggles and fellowship. We will hear about how to more effectively tell God's story and practice teaching other about training methods that are reproducible.
The people in this group serve in several countries around the world including (but not limited to) Romania and Bulgaria, Mexico and Caribbean, Colombia, India and others. A shepherd is concerned about the spiritual well-being of the flock - the people groups and/or people of the country in which they serve.
The CMF helps to guide by identifying training needs and participating the development and implementation of training. To read more about the roles of an ECC Shepherd and an ECC Church Multiplication Facilitator, click on the ECC Logo in the "Ministries" tab above.
We trust the Lord for a great week and pray for His guidance in our time together.
February 4 2013
A Story of Proof
Jose was the first convert in his family, but he desired to bring his whole family to the Lord. As Jose prayed for the right time for the conversion of his family, an ECC trainer discipled and trained him, using Train and Multiply materials. As a result, he was equipped to stand as a young leader of the church.
Glory be to God, because, today, Jose’s parents and his siblings are now serving the Lord. They have offered their old house, where they have been conducting regular worship gatherings and trainings free of charge, to the church. Jose is leading people to Christ, and he serves as a small group Bible study leader and one of the lay preachers of the church as well.
May God continue to extend the godly influence of Jose’s family to their community.
Marcos, ECC Country Coordinator
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Acts 16:31
Who will fulfill the great commission? Is God calling you to give financially, go in faith, or pray fervently?
January 28 2013
ECC and Train & Multiply
In October 2012, leaders from One Mission Society’s Every Community for Christ and Project WorldReach met together to formalize their joint venture and make plans for the future. The two organizations now join hands to train more leaders who will share the Gospel message and begin dynamic communities of believers around the world (“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 others” -2 Timothy 2:2, NIV).
Dean Davis, international director of Every Community for Christ says, “With this joint venture, we are participating in an eternal plan. With Project WorldReach’s Train & Multiply© (T&M) training materials in the hands of OMS’ missionaries and national coworkers around the world, much can be accomplished for the kingdom.” OMS currently uses T&M effectively in 17 countries, in 24 languages.
Davis says, “As we’ve used the T&M materials, we have seen entire regions become filled with small, multiplying churches of Gospel-sharing, disciple-making believers, thus saturating these regions with the Gospel, reminding us of God’s promise in Isaiah 11:9, ‘The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.’”
Project WorldReach founder and president, Lloyd Niles, says, “I’m in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. I’m excited about this partnership with OMS. I see God putting us together to expand the ability for both organizations to reach the world for Christ, using one of the most simple but powerfully effective tools that was divinely created … the T&M booklets.”
Project WorldReach, a Canadian-based organization, holds the copyright (now shared with OMS) to the practical and field-tested T&M training materials. PWR has an established process to effectively translate, format and publish the 63 pastoral training booklets. To date, the materials have been translated in 37 languages.
One Mission Society focuses on intentional evangelism, planting indigenous churches, training national leaders and joining national workers, churches and other ministries from around the world to reach the nations for Christ. OMS cofounder, Charles Cowman said, “I cannot think that God’s heart can be satisfied with the salvation of just a few, when His great heart yearns over the millions.” Both organizations know that this joint venture is of God for such a time as this. They anticipate big things to come in the near future, knowing the hand of God is moving.
Dean Davis and Lloyd Niles talk about the joint venture in this video.
For additional information, please email Susan Loobie, OMS director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Mission Society, 941 Fry Road, Greenwood, IN 46142 United States