YWAM Austin Training Resource Page
To equip you and your Ekklesia Group for Jesus’ kingdom mission
The Body of Christ (the Ekklesia) still falls way short of Jesus’ Mt. 28:18-20 goal of developing true disciples of Christ (Ekklesia “called out ones”) that transform their sphere of influence with God’s Kingdom Biblical blueprint. Historically local/global missions have tried to fulfilled Jesus’ goal through highly trained ministers/missionaries, thereby limiting this Ekklesia to a very small percentage of Believers. This caused a mindset among the mass of Believers that basically thinks “I am not a trained professional minister/missionary; therefore, I will leave that work to the few highly trained ones.”
Jesus, along with His disciples made it clear that every Believer is a minister/missionary to their sphere of influence. Jesus also provided all Believers with His Holy Spirit to lead them into all the truth they need, to begin making disciples among their sphere of relationships. Jesus, and His disciples taught and modeled that this is best walked out in small groups of Believers that regularly meet to worship, pray, fellowship, grow as Ekklesia Believers. God will partner with these fellowshipping communities to reach their friends and relational spheres with the message of God’s Kingdom. In Matthew 18:20 Jesus basically said it takes as little as 2 or 3 gathered together in His Name and He guaranteed He would be there in their midst partnering with them.
We need to follow Jesus and His original disciples’ example of forming small groups of Ekklesia, and give them access to simple, yet powerful tools and resources, and encourage them to self-multiply until the whole world is evangelized. The end goal is to see Revelation 11:15 accomplished: all the kingdoms of the world becoming the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Here is a healthy Biblical track to follow in your Ekklesia group/community, as you are growing in Christ and transforming your spheres of influence.