Project Summary: This project seeks to glorify God by catalyzing a movement of disciple makers and church planting among the mainstream Theravada Buddhist peoples of Northeast Thailand and Laos. The core mission is to train, mentor, coach and equip local church leaders in the paradigm and practices of disciple and church multiplication through training and ongoing mentoring. It is expected that these local church planters and church leaders together with their teams will start simple, reproducing churches which impact their communities and reach out in mission to other people groups.
Key Activities October 2017 to September 2018 (May 2018 update)
- 1) Host Isaan Disciple Making Training Events: Hosting disciple and church multiplication trainings in Northeast Thailand (Isaan). Special events for trainers and mid-level Training for Trainers (TOT) events. Follow-up one day mentoring visits. Local host church makes a contribution to the costs of this event. (May 2018 outstanding need: $8,700 or project total $14,500)
- 2) Isaan Prayer guide: Produce the Isaan prayer guide in another language.
- 3) Print scripture portions of Mark and Genesis: Scripture portions for use in discipleship groups and seeker groups. (Completed April 2018) Thank you to those who gave.
- 4) Produce Video Clips of Bible stories: Produce short video clips of accurately told oral Bible stories in the Isaan language for the support of evangelism and use in discipleship groups. Video clips will be posted through social media and other websites. ($2,500)