This conversation is sure to inspire, challenge and convict many of us in our current ministry areas. I am so excited to have Jon Ralls on this episode. He is a former college professor, soccer coach and now a friend in ministry. I love what he is doing and what God is up to through him. He is going to lay out for you in this episode what God is up to.
Jon shares about his work with "Media 2 Movement" and the "Zume Project." Through those ministries, God is bringing about a disciple-making movement through Jon and his teams around the globe. But it's not just anywhere. Disciples makers are being made and simple churches are starting in some of the hardest to reach areas in the world. Nations that we can't name for security reasons. Nations that are anti-Christian. Nations where persecution is real and Christians are called to die for their faith.
And in the middle of all of this amazing work, he is also fighting cancer. He is a warrior on so many levels. Not only his military experience, but also his work for Christ and fighting cancer. His story is truly inspiring and encouraging.
- My passion is to see that there are no unreached or unengaged people groups with the Gospel.
- There are going to be millions of people who are born, get married and live life but never once hear the name Jesus. That's unacceptable to me.
- Our teams are working in countries that are sending people to ISIS and because of disciple making movements we are seeing tens of people every month baptized in these places.
- We spent $26 on Facebook ads and 30 people wanted to learn about Jesus and were passionate about getting Bibles.
- Discipleship and evangelism aren't separate. You can do both at the same time.
- We are training people to be the church and to reach people in other groups in their relational sphere of influence (oikos).
- If we're going to plant, we must plant in our weakness. God, only you can do this.
- Our current systems in the church create dependency not disciples.
- We need to go on the offensive. Do a prayer walk around and get to know your neighborhood.
- Make a list of 100 people you know who don't know Jesus. Then list 5 you want to talk to about Him.
- The people who have the hardest time listing lost people they know are pastors.
- The Holy Spirit is pretty good at what He does.
- What struck me about the early church and its growth to millions was not what they had, but what they did not have and yet they flourished.
- We utilize generational mapping that can see disciples out to the 8th generation.
- There are movements here in the States that are happening. Generational, simple gatherings of believers that consider themselves the church.
- That is what's so attractive about the church. It is Jesus in our midst and the Spirit working in our lives.
- I truly believe that we could see the fulfillment of seeing the Gospel in all places in our lifetime. We could finish the task.
- I love the church. I love it in every form and place. I love those who love the Bride of Christ.
Disciple Tools - https://disciple.tools
Kingdom Training - https://kingdom.training
Zume Project - https://zumeproject.com
The Rise of Christianity - by Rodney Stark - https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Christianity-Marginal-Religious-Centuries/dp/0060677015/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521843083&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=Lies+of+Christianity+Rodney+Stark
Simple Church - by Thom Rainer - https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Church-Returning-Process-Disciples/dp/0805447997/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521850866&sr=8-1&keywords=simple+church&dpID=41jF-8jr4pL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch
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