From the classroom to the home: The Big Story Series guides families all over the world into their role in God’s mission

From the classroom to the home: The Big Story Series guides families all over the world into their role in God’s mission

“I have been doing mobilization and children’s ministry for more than two decades,” shared Nosa Tukura, Weave’s ministry partner in Nigeria. “Most available resources focus on helping children grow up and be good Christians. These resources are specifically geared toward encouraging children to be partners in fulfilling God’s mission to the least reached. They are a unique contribution to the church.” As a ministry of the CMM, Weave has been creating groundbreaking mobilization resources for families since 2014. In that time, they have exposed parents in 10 countries to the role God has for their family in completing the Great Commission through the Big Story Training. But there has never been a simple path for families to apply the training’s principles at home in practical ways. As Reuben Kachala, director of Frontier Mission International in Malawi, put it, “The Big Story Training does a good job of providing framework, passion, and ingredients in developing mission-minded families. Now families need a way to take that paradigm home.” This year Weave published the Big Story Series to meet this global need and help parents live out that new paradigm with their families. This exciting new book series guides parents through the first steps in discipling their children in God’s global purposes. Families learn about God’s heart for the nations through interactive family devotions, grow in their understanding of world religions, engage with the stories of unreached peoples, and discover how to incorporate intentional habits into everyday family life that align with God’s purposes. Comprised of three books, the Big Story Series is designed to get parents started on their journey, giving...
Start knocking on doors: What to do when the unreached come to you

Start knocking on doors: What to do when the unreached come to you

Zara is from an area of the Middle East where she never once encountered a Christian, church, or Bible, meaning she had no opportunity to hear the gospel. She left everything in her home country to find a better life in Germany with her 4-year-old daughter. This decision was costly, and she feels unsafe and unstable in such a foreign culture. After a year of living in Germany, Zara met a group of Americans in the city center. After talking with her, they gave her a Bible in her native language of Farsi. The stories she read about the God of the Bible greatly contrasted with her view of God in Islam. She kept going back to the city center to find the Americans who could help her make sense of their God. She never found them, but she continued reading and eventually started praying to this unknown God. As the year progressed, her fear grew so much she felt she could not bear the weight any longer. A year later, another group of Americans came to Frankfurt to share the gospel with refugees by door-to-door evangelism. I had the opportunity to join them, but was apprehensive of such a bold approach, afraid that going from door to door might be too forward for these people who were still adjusting to a new culture. Nevertheless, we split up into groups and started knocking on doors. But no one answered. No one opened their door to us. Discouraged, we knocked on the last door on the second story. Still no answer. We started discussing what to do next when we...
Meet Mastewal: A mobilized lecturer whose passion ignited a city

Meet Mastewal: A mobilized lecturer whose passion ignited a city

Northern Ethiopia, part of the 10/40 window of unreached people, is one of the most challenging areas for evangelical Christianity. Persecution and living ostracized from the society has been the story of believers in this area. But God is at work, and opportunities to hear the good news are growing for people living there. Partnership efforts between evangelical churches and mission organizations are raising up mobilizers who are catching God’s heart for the nations with a focus on reaching the unreached in northern Ethiopia. One such multi-organization partnership is an intensive summer mobilization training program for college students at the Legetafo Training Center. The 40 day program is offered by Horn of Africa Evangelical Mission Engagers (HOAEME) in partnership with the CMM and EvaSUE (Evangelical Student Union of Ethiopia—InterVarsity in Ethiopia). EvaSUE’s broad reach of 40,000 evangelical students on 140 university campuses is the recruiting pool for the program. Over the past 5 years, Legetafo trainings have raised up hundreds of young leaders who are are now serving as full time mission mobilizers across Ethiopia. Plus, many of the trainees who have not become full time mobilizers have returned to their campuses or cities, igniting mission fires in their churches and workplaces. One example is a female university lecturer by the name of Mastewal, who attended the Legetafo program in 2017. Afterward Matewal returned to her home church, Bahir Dar Meserete Kristos, with a vision of mobilizing her church for God’s mission. She began by leading her Bible study group through the Xplore study, and after finishing the study her group started supporting two missionaries working in the Gambela...
Entrusting children with the Great Commission

Entrusting children with the Great Commission

Some people seem to just overflow with joy. They have contagious smiles, generous spirits, and hospitable homes. Assumpta is one of those people. She can light up a room with her laughter, cook an incredible meal for a multitude of people, and make you wonder just what has given her so much passion. As our Weave team sat in Assumpta’s home in the rolling hills of Rwanda, they began to see the source of her overflowing passion. The CMM’s family mobilization team, Weave, had just finished teaching a Big Story Training in Kigali. This training, created to help families find their most strategic role in the Great Commission, was close to Assumpta’s heart. She not only administered the whole two-day event, but also went out of her way to make the CMM Weave team feel at home throughout their visit. As the team finished dinner in her home and Assumpta began to serve tea, she explained what God had done in her life to give her such passion for family mobilization. God had burdened her heart for the unreached peoples of the world, and years ago, He led her to a discipleship program in a nearby country. At the end of the discipleship program, the students were encouraged to ask God for a specific vision He might have for their ministries. Many students shared grand visions of moving to unreached people groups to share the gospel and starting businesses that would support global workers. But both Assumpta and her roommate separately felt God calling them to family mobilization. They wanted to help the church see how God could use...
Students witness the window of opportunity among refugees in Germany

Students witness the window of opportunity among refugees in Germany

“Why am I so adamant to talk to everyone around me for the sake of a scavenger hunt but not for the sake of Jesus?” This was a question raised by college student, Ashlee, during a CMM vision trip to our mobilization team in Germany. Ashlee and six other individuals joined our CMM team in Frankfurt for two weeks of experience in frontier missions and mobilization through a “boots on the ground” approach. There they had front row seats and actively participated in the work our Germany team is involved in day in and day out. In the midst of ministry and mobilization, the students paused to engage in a scavenger hunt to get more familiar with the city of Frankfurt—but the activity served as a deeper spiritual illustration as well. While searching the city, they had to ask many strangers for directions. Ashlee was electric, asking every person she found. But afterward she was troubled as she thought back to the game and the ministry they had been doing. She was convicted by her boldness in something trivial, and her lack of courage for something that held eternal value. But this was just the beginning. The team went to refugee camps, local churches, participated in street evangelism, and led Xplore trainings. Spending time in the refugee camps and interacting with unreached people who came from war-torn, persecuted places was especially impactful for them. They realized they were stepping into a unique window in history and that Germany currently offers unprecedented access to unreached people who come from places where it is extremely difficult and dangerous to take the...

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