3) Prayer walking as a Tool for Outreach

We had always seen prayer walking as a cool practice to lift up the needs of a new neighborhood. But we had never understood that the practice of prayer-walking could work as an active outreach tool for establishing new fields. But DMM (Disciple making movement) trainings have taught us otherwise. For example, in the Zume online training course, the prayer walking training teaches, “As you walk and pray, be alert for opportunities and listen for promptings by God’s Spirit to pray for individuals and groups you meet along the way. You can say, “We’re praying for this community, is there anything in particular we can pray for you about?” Or say, “I’m praying for this area. Do you know anything in particular we should pray for?” After listening to their response you can ask about their own needs. If they share, pray for them right away. If the Lord leads, you may pray about other needs as well. … In most cases, people are grateful you care enough to pray. If the person is not a Christian, your prayer may open the door to a spiritual conversation and an opportunity to share your story and God’s story. You can invite them to be a part of a Bible study or even host one in their home.” There’s a lot more in Zume, including a five-point outline that feeds you with ideas about WHAT to pray for a person you meet along the way. To learn more about the free 18-hour Zume online training course for groups, visit…


9) Can’t Wait for Zume’s Foreign Language Editions

If you’ve been following Zume, you’re probably as excited as we are about its potential. See the introductory video and landing page at…


but also see the Frequently asked Questions at…


Frankly, we can’t wait for the foreign language translations to be done. Zume will soon (end of 2018?) be available in 34 languages, including Arabic, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Panjabi (Eastern), Panjabi (Western), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Urdu,
Vietnamese, and Yoruba. I happen to be facilitating the Zume group with the French translator taking part (so she can get the big picture before she starts her work). It’s been so fun watching her catch the vision and see the potential for the 220 to 300 million French speakers worldwide. She’s on fire! Lord willing, she’ll be completely done with the translation by end of March — and the final product will hopefully be done shortly thereafter. If you haven’t gone through Zume yet, … have you been on Mars or something? : )

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