God’s purpose is to be known and praised and enjoyed and feared among all the nations of the earth. Psalm 96:3 reads “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among the peoples”. The goal of missions is the glory of God.
The major focus of this training is to learn about and pray for “unreached people groups” and to uphold our mission partners in prayer.
“We are called to make disciples for Jesus Christ”
Imagine a group of surrendered and transformed people who love God and others within a community with a dedicated vision on making disciples for Jesus:
- They are captivated by the idea that this is not about them, but all about Jesus.
- They are transfixed by His story and His heart for their community.
- They are seed throwers and firestarters, hope peddlers and grace-givers, risk takers and dreamers, young and old.
- They link arms with anyone who tells the story of Jesus.
- They empower the poor, strengthen the weak, embrace the outcast, and seek the lost.
- They serve together, play together, and worship together, live life together.
- Their community will change because God sent them.
We believe God has called us to reach the unchurched and the lost of our community by providing prayer and caring structures for families, providing diversity in prayer, providing small caring groups and acknowledgement of spiritual gifts.
They key word is for this missionary is relationships. Without a vertical relationship with God there can be no horizontal relationship with people around us. As part of the Prodromos group, our priority is relationship building. Prodromos is not a cornerstone towards building a new church, but a service that help to share the biblical foundations as set forth in the Bible.
Prodromos is not a so called “model” or “system” that can be used to strengthen your faith but rather a way of life. This is part of your livelihood. It is a way of life. It is not about preaching the gospel, it is actively living it. The gospel of God should be visible in your lifestyle. To help us to live the gospel we use the “EEEE” principle: Engage, Establish, Equip and Empower to guide us.
Engage: Culture & Community
As part of our lifestyle we intentionally engage the culture and community through a conversation or activity, to build relationships with lost people and ultimately share the message of the Gospel with them.
“…leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it…” (Luke 15:3-7)
Engage in 4 steps (SALT)
- START a conversation
- ASK questions
- LISTEN to their stories
- TELL them the Gospel story
Establish: Biblical Foundations
As part of our lifestyle we establish people in Christ through deliberately and systematically laying biblical foundations in all newborn believers. The goal is to make them permanent in biblical convictions as they keep on growing in their love and obedience to God, so that they can do the same in turn with others
“…everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice…” (Matthew 7:24-27)
- TRUTH – Personal Word-based Convictions
- FREEDOM – Personal Spiritual Victory
RELATIONSHIPS – Natural and Spiritual Family
Equip: Believers to Minister
As part of our lifestyle we aim to deliberately equip every believer with the understanding and heart to be able to minister.
“It was he who gave some to the apostles, some to the prophets, some to the evangelists, and some to the be pastors and teachers, to equip God’s people for works of service…” (Ephesians 4:11-13)
- FOLLOW Jesus
- FISH for men and
- FELLOWSHIP with other believers
Empower: Disciples to make Disciples
As part of our lifestyle we believe in empowering people by giving them the opportunity to grow in their confidence in making and multiplying disciples. This forms part of leadership training.
“And these things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2)
- ENGAGE culture and community
- ESTABLISH biblical foundations
- EQUIP believers to minister
EMPOWER disciples to make disciples