11) Zúme Course Rolls out in Ninth Language: Telugu

Know anyone who speaks Telugu? It’s the third-most widely-spoken language of the Indian subcontinent (after Hindi and Bengali). It dominates Andhra Pradesh. And now it’s one of nine languages already available for Zúme, the web-driven course and in-life experience that helps you be a disciple worth reproducing. It also helps you learn how to make and multiply other disciples around you and around the world. To see Telugu (and all the other languages available so far), just click to…




then click the drop-down arrow upper right (it probably defaults to English). Choose a language from that list that you recognize. If you don’t recognize any just yet, just hang around for a while. The development team at Zúme will be rolling out 31 others over the next year. And the wild thing is — Zúme is available to you free of charge because of the kindness of lots of donors who believe in the Great Commission.

14) The Last Bit: Special Request of our Canadian Readers – Please Help

Are you a Canadian participant in the whole Brigada experience? If so, could we please ask for your help? We’ve been asked to help coordinate the Canadian launch of a new web-driven training course called Zúme. Zúme is available online at…




You can start any time (i.e., you don’t have to wait until a certain cycle begins to sign up and get started). All you need is 4-12 people in a group and… bam… you too can learn how to become a disciple worth reproducing as well as how you can work within groups to multiply. Those groups will help you establish greater accountability, a deeper prayer life, more disciples, and much, much more. So the Canadian launch of Zúme is coming up April 7th and 8th. I (Doug) would love to learn how we might make this launch a genuinely Canadian experience. So I have to ask of you, Canadians — please, what are the typical things that annoy you about U.S. of Americans? What do we do that really cheeses you off? How can we keep from pride or jingoism? What might prompt you, as a Canadian, to consider implementing Zúme in your own church or group across the entire (giant) nation of Canada? The first piece of advice we received was to read, “Why We Act Like Canadians,” by Pierre Berton. But we want even more. Please click into the comment box of the web version of this item to let us know how we avoid bungling this. And if you’d like to help plan it, you’re invited. Just send us a note at:




Thanks in advance for any help you can give to help us redeem this.

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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