(***This was originally posted in Feb 2018. Notice the title of the post? Since the Corona Virus, this has become even more valuable to use in BEING the Church! Simply adjust to doing this through an interactive video conferencing software or phone and you’re off to multiply.)
There is a mind-blowing, powerful yet simple Bible Discovery practice/tool being used in house churches around the world where the Kingdom of God is spreading like wildfire.
You learn to truly digest the Word of God / the Bible and hear God’s voice yourself.
You share what you’re learning with others!
In light of what you’re learning, you ask God for ways to apply it all.
A movement begins…!
“When my word goes forth, it shall not return empty or void, but will accomplish the thing for which I sent it.” – Isaiah 55:11
God’s Word does what He said it would do—if WE get out of the way.
Okay! What’s the contagious part… aside from having a Divine experience in the Word of God?
The contagious part that goes viral is when others want to join your group (because you are sharing how powerful it is and what you are learning),…
BUT you don’t add people to your group.
We aren’t trying to build a huge group.
That would prevent multiplication.
Plus, when a group gets larger than 5 people, it no longer holds tight relationships.
The key to multiplying is to keep it small. (Yes, this flies in the face of ‘bigger is better’.) Why? Because, when you become a large group, you no longer have everyone engaged and participating, using their gifts. Instead, we are wanting to truly do life together and empower each other to discover and use their gifts.
You start with the interested person in a new group but on their turf. You go into their home or wherever they choose and have them invite anyone else and facilitate the process over 2-4 weeks time and then pull out and allow them to take the lead. The beauty is in empowering others, and preventing them from expecting you to feed them. They can learn to feed themselves and then empower others to do the same. (Sure, you check back with them from time to time offering help and mentoring, but don’t take the lead of their group and their sub-culture. Let Holy Spirit transform them!)
There’s an incredible joy in watching people’s lightbulbs come on above their heads simply by reading the Word and asking a few simple questions. God’s Word is alive.
It’s contagious! 🙂
You have a few options…
1. Are you not in a church of any kind?
Perfect. Start a house church/discovery group! 🙂 Join with family and friends. 5 people or less is ideal. Use the help guides below allowing God’s Word to teach you.
Here are some quick links…
Get started and see how powerful it is!
What is it? (Simple and Powerful – Discovery Bible Study in a nutshell)
List of Scriptures you can start with.
Extensive List of Scriptures based on desired focus.
2. Are you in an institutional church wanting to learn how to add this powerful strategy? (Disciple-Making Movements Hybrid Strategy)
If so, read… Spent Matches by Roy Moran (Book Summary highlights)