Heads up, students. We wanted to let you know about something that’s coming down the pike this winter. Over Christmas break, December 27-30, a brand new missions conference will take place in Louisville, KY. The purpose of the conference is mobilize students to “magnify the kingly majesty of Jesus” in this world where He is not currently magnified. This means reaching the unreached. And as they so keenly remind us, while everyone who believes in Jesus is saved from the wrath of God, “nobody believes without a messenger.”
There’s a good chance that if you are reading this blog, you are passionate about making disciples (or at least you want to be). This is where it would be good to remember the hugely important part of the Great Commission that talks about making disciples “of all nations.” This is not just a general encouragement to share the gospel wherever we go, but a specific command to intentionally go to all people groups.
Missions should, in some way, be an objective of yours. Wherever you stand in regard to missions – all about it, totally against it, or not really sure – you should check out Cross.
Francis Chan and David Platt encourage us to love those whom we are trying to disciple. Discipleship is not simply a task to be accomplished. Let’s make sure we are loving people as we invite them into our lives and pour into them.
This video is a 90 second excerpt from the leader video (over five minutes long) in part 1, section 3 of the Multiply material – “The Heart of a Disciple Maker.”
Where do you start with Bible study when discipling someone? How do you approach studying the Bible, and how do you maintain sensitivity to someone who may not yet buy into the Bible being the authoritative, infallible, and inerrant Word of God?
Leader video excerpt from the Multiply material – Part III, Section 1: Why Study The Bible?
Each lesson in the Multiply material is accompanied by a leader’s video. In these videos, Francis Chan and David Platt discuss things that might be helpful for you to remember as you lead someone through the lesson. Leader videos can be found at multiplymovement.com/#material, embedded beside each of the corresponding lessons. These are great tools to help you in your preparation to disciple someone.
Above is a 60-second excerpt from the leader’s video for the very first lesson, “Living as a Disciple Maker.” In this short clip, they encourage leaders to listen well. They explain that we’ll never know how to rightly apply the truth of God’s Word in someone’s life if we don’t know where they are coming from.
Up to this point, the Multiply material has been available on our website to download for free. However, as many of you have discovered, each section must be downloaded individually. As a result, we have gotten several requests for a downloadable version of Multiply in one big PDF. So, for your convenience, we now present to you….
(drum roll, please)
… the Multiply material. In just one big PDF (roughly 1MB). Click the book to the left to access the file for free.
We are happy to announce that the Multiply Webcast from this past November is now available for download. What’s the advantage of doing this? As many of you have already told us, you may want to show it to a small group in segments, be able to pause and rewind easily without pauses in streaming, or view it with people in places without internet access. The downloadable version will now give you the flexibility to do all of these things and more.
You can download the Friday night webcast from Birmingham or the Saturday night webcast from San Francisco. Each webcast is now just a little over two hours because the segments of musical worship have been omitted. This allows you the option of including your own live worship.
To download it, go to Multiply’s homepage, and click “Watch the webcast now.” A window will pop up for you to fill in some information. This is also where you can choose whether you want to view the Birmingham gathering or the San Francisco gathering. After you do this, click “SUBMIT.” At this point, nothing is different from before – when you could only view it online. However, now there is an option to go to the video in Vimeo, where you can then download it. So click “Vimeo” in the bottom right corner of the window that would play the webcast. This will take you to the video in Vimeo’s website. From here, you can click “Download” below the video and then choose which quality level you want. The webcast will then download to your computer.
Our hope is that you now have even more opportunity to benefit from Multiply webcast and are, in turn, equipped and encouraged to take the good news of Jesus to those both near and far.
Going through the Bible with someone can be challenging. But in your struggle with this, know that a) you’re not alone, and b) the payoff is worth it. Getting to know God through His Word takes work, and that’s a good thing… it’s how He’s designed it to be.
Secret Church is one tool that you can use to do just that. It’ll push you to dive deep into God’s Word, fuel good conversations, and equip you to teach others in the future. Below is a post from the Secret Church blog. Check it out, and if you want some more info, visit the site.
Secret Church Tickets & Discounted Simulcast Registration
The next Secret Church Gathering is quickly approaching! We will be gathering together on Good Friday, March 29 at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL from 6:00pm until midnight (central). Pastor David Platt will be teaching on “Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World.”
There are two ways you can join us—either by traveling to Birmingham and joining us in person or by hosting a group in your home or church to join us via simulcast.
Early Bird Registration for the Simulcast
Register by Friday, January 18 to take advantage of discounted Early Bird registration rates.
- The simulcast is easy to host from your home or church. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.
- Pricing is determined by the number of expected participants and is divided into four pricing tiers.
- The cost includes your simulcast license, 150+ page study guides, promotional materials, and technical support.
Visit the Secret Church simulcast site for more information or to register.
Secret Church Tickets (for the Live Gathering at The Church at Brook Hills)
Tickets for the next Secret Church will go on sale Monday, January 14 at 9:00am (central).
- A ticket is required to reserve your seat for the live gathering at The Church at Brook Hills.
- Tickets are $5 each and include your study guide for the evening.
- Tickets are non-refundable.
- Tickets typically sell out within a few minutes, so be sure to get online at 9:00am sharp.
- Also, seating is limited. Please only purchase the number of tickets you know you will need.
- Tickets will be available on the Secret Church website. The link to purchase tickets on this page will be active at 9:00am on January 14.
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David and Francis talk about why the church is so necessary as we seek to disciple others. This video is one of 24 Leader Videos available for free on the website.
Each of the 24 lessons in the Multiply Material contains a Leader Video in which David and Francis offer encouragement and counsel related to the lesson. You can check that out here.
There are 9 days until the Multiply Gathering. If you haven’t already, you can register here.
David Platt and Francis Chan give some practical counsel on discipling others in the video above. Find out more about the Multiply discipleship material here.
This topic of making disciples is the focus of Multiply. The Multiply Gathering led by David Platt and Francis Chan is Nov. 9th & 10th (you choose the evening) and the webcast is FREE. Register here. Check out the Multiply website and blog for more.