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Since 1997, SHARE has reached and planted churches among 60% of the 1.5M Turkana people. We believe we can reach the remaining population in the next few years through our Disciple-Making Movement (DMM) Initiative.
We have divided Turkanaland into 10 Zones (see map on left), each of which has a Supervisor, a Coordinator, 3 Monitors, Motivators (formerly “missionaries”), and Champions (or cell-group leaders). We have structured the DMM hierarchy to ensure increased multiplication of disciples, accountability, and sustainability of DMM long-term. This strategy has now been affirmed as our new organizational structure for advancing the ministry in Turkanaland and beyond.
To realize and sustain DMM, all SHARE activities and resources will be laser-focused so as to grow and multiply the “Lighthouses” (cell-groups) unfettered. This strategy/action plan (see below) will be instrumental in making that happen.
3-Walk, 3 Circles
This is the prelude that begins with Survey, bi-weekly Short-Term Outreach & Relief Missions (or mini-STORMs) expeditions in remote villages by our Supervisors, Coordinators, Monitors, and Motivators. Together they reach and find the lost in villages in their respective Zones through homestead-to-homestead evangelism, screening The Jesus Film, presenting the Gospel, leading people to Christ, prayer walks, baptisms, and training how to sow the Gospel by telling their story (3-Walk (see diagram below)) and God’s story (3-Circles (see diagram below; click to enlarge)).
This methodology teaches new believers how to use the “3-Walk”, “3-Circles” methods and proceed to the next level – the “3-Stones” principle. This is an advanced, contextualized methodology where they listen to God’s Word for themselves on the Turkana language, solar-powered Audio Bibles as a reproducible discipling tool for Lighthouses. The trainer ensures the Audio Bibles are given to those who are most committed to leading small groups.
The “3-Stones” methodology starts with each Motivator going to villages they serve, selecting and bringing 1 or 2 strong and proven practitioners of the “3-Walk, 3-Circles” methodology from each village to their respective Zone Center where they are trained and equipped to practice the “3-Stones” principle. They return to their respective villages and recruit, equip, and lead small groups of 6-8 people. They meet frequently until each participant is skilled at the methods and tools. After a period of time, each person in a small group will recruit and lead more small groups, allowing multiplication and sustainability to occur. The people selected become “Generational Champions” under oversight of their respective Motivator.
Looking back, looking up, and looking forward
This methodology will be the fundamental, overall “Engine” for DMM. It will be the process of reproducing leaders who are able to teach, shepherd, and steward the DMM process of multiplication and sustainability. It will constitute developers and trainers, or “Zone Supervisors”, of a contextualized, simple to understand instruction manual to be used by the Generational Champions in developing leaders. The manual includes systematic, step-by-step, and progressive study guides and teaches how to use the Audio Bible devices effectively. We plan to have the manual ready for testing and deployment by end of Summer 2020.
We believe God will use this Biblical DMM process to produce strong disciples that are growing in their faith and serving one another in totality. Realistically, DMM can impact the entire Turkana population in about 4 to 6 years, paving the way for outreach to the neighboring people-groups by Turkana believers themselves!
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” – Matt. 28:19-20.
TEAM LEADER – Provides overall leadership of the SHARE ministry in Turkanaland
SUPERVISOR – Responsible for two Zones; makes sure each Zone Coordinator has the necessary tools to train Lighthouse leaders the DMM Methodology
COORDINATOR – Responsible for 1 Zone; coordinates survey of unreached villages in his/her Zone; organizes Evangelistic Outreach; and oversees training and execution of DMM Methodology in his/her Zone
MONITOR – (Three per Zone) Presides over implementation of all the aspects of DMM in given clusters of Lighthouses in their Zone in conjunction with the Zone Coordinator and Motivators; and encourages Christian leaders in their Zone to grow strong and healthy Lighthouses
MOTIVATOR – Facilitates Evangelistic Outreach in unreached villages in a Zone; screens The Jesus Film; presents the Gospel by telling their story and God’s story; leads people to Christ for salvation; conducts prayer walks; baptizes new believers; recruits and trains Champions on the DMM Methodology; and teaches Champions how to start a Lighthouse and use Audio Bibles and oral learners’ bookmarks
CHAMPION – Shares the Gospel and leads people to Christ at the homestead grassroots level in unreached villages; starts at least 1 Lighthouse; seeks out potential future Lighthouse leaders that he and the Motivator train to become Champions; monitors the use of Audio Bibles and bookmarks available to each Lighthouse; and responds to questions that new believers may have
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come”
– Matt. 24:14.
– Matt. 24:14.