Jeff Johnston with e3 Companions says their church partnership packages are very holistic and hands-on.
“Now we have a objective of getting a full-on ministry partnership with a church. That features serving to them practice their congregation for native evangelism, taking folks from their congregation on short-term journeys with us, having them select a location overseas that they are captivated with,… and probably even sending folks long-term from their church.
“Ultimately, it’s about as much us partnering with the church as it is them partnering with us. We want to serve the Kingdom alongside them.”
One church in Tulsa, Oklahoma knew there was extra they could possibly be doing to succeed in others with the hope of Jesus.
“They wanted to be a congregation that met people where they were, that went and sought out the lost rather than waiting for them to come into the church.”
This physique of believers heard about e3 Companions and reached out. Johnston says e3 met with them and performed Gospel conversations coaching, “which really teaches you simple tools to share your testimony, to share the Gospel, and then when people come to faith, to then start discipling them.”
From there, it ignited a ardour on this church for the Nice Fee.
“They began going out into their neighborhood, praying for folks, sharing the Gospel with folks, sharing their testimonies with folks, and seeing lots of people come to religion by that.
“They received hungrier and hungrier for extra coaching, for extra alternatives to simply pour into the lives of those folks. So then our staff got here again and did one other coaching with them.”
This time, e3 performed their four Fields Coaching. This coaching is extra in-depth and actually delves into church planting, discipleship, and the biblical grounding for these ministry practices.
The Tulsa church additionally began a residency staff that might meet weekly to speak about how they’re rising spiritually, debrief on evangelism initiatives, present accountability, and worship collectively.
“Then they go out for at least an hour or two every week and knock on doors, pray for people, share the Gospel with people, and then go back to people that have taken hold of the Gospel and disciple those people.”
However they weren’t content material to remain native. Finally, the congregants needed to get entangled with ministry in Asia as properly. So e3 Companions received them plugged in with short-term missions journeys.
“A lot of people on those trips felt like God was calling them to long-term missionary work. So we continued pouring into those people and having them continue to learn more locally and seeing them raise up disciples locally,” says Johnston.
“Finally, over the course of the final 12 months, a number of these folks have been educated up…and are actually being despatched out overseas long-term.
“Now, we actually see that holistic strategy to that church. They’ve folks which are going overseas long-term. They’ve folks which are occurring these short-term journeys. They’ve folks that aren’t solely participating in trainings, however are additionally now doing trainings themselves domestically and evangelism domestically.”
The transformation of this church physique in Tulsa had a profound influence on their neighborhood.
“We have simply seen so many individuals come to religion from this congregation. We have seen their congregation actually develop and their congregation actually develop collectively. All of them talked about how they only really feel like they seem to be a tighter-knit neighborhood now, how they maintain one another accountable, [and] how they actually really feel like a household. It has been a very superb factor to see.”
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Johnston says, “I might simply encourage pastors [and] church buildings, should you really feel like your church is stagnant or you might have this want to equip your congregation extra or to simply get extra concerned in missions work, I might simply actually encourage you to take a look at the church partnerships web page.
“We truly just want to serve the Kingdom of God alongside you. We want to do whatever we can to equip the churches across the US because we know there [are] so many people in each neighborhood, in each community that still need to hear the name of Jesus. The Church can be a great vehicle to spread the Kingdom.”
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