“The gang is all here!” Two weeks ago, we had Epicenter Launch, our annual ministry orientation and briefing time. Our new teammates from Texas, Tyrone & Andrea, arrived in December, on my birthday. The ministry also initiated a pilot program called Cru Abroad. This program consists of US students participating in study abroad, who will dedicate 20 hours per week to movement building. Three Cru Abroad teammates arrived mid-January. They will serve for the next 6-8 months at the University of Cape Town.
As always a new year means new beginnings and a fresh start. Our team led the weekly provincial prayer time. Leon shared his heart and prayers for this year and the next five years of ministry. The first phase is trusting God for 5 multiplying disciples for every staff person to develop. What is a multiplying disciple? A multiplying disciple is someone whose life exemplifies 2 Timothy 2:2, “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.”(NIV)
We are praying for God to establish 5 student-led movements. Presently, we have one student-led ministry, University of Western Cape. There are several students through our church partnerships who are praying about their involvement and desire to see the lost reached on their campus. Since we are dealing with fives, we are trusting God to help each staff member share Christ with at least five people every week. 2015 vision is 5-5-5. All of this is leading us to our God sized Bigger Picture Vision. By 2020
• 50 Campus Locations in the Western Cape
o On each location a team of 5 students who are multiplying disciples.
• 250 multiplying disciples
• R 6 000 000 (approx.. $600,000) raised each year to support 100 interns
Will you pray with us? God is able and faithful. Can we ask him together?
Yours in Christ,