Zúme is a community of practice for those who want to see disciple making movements. Our vision is to saturate the world with multiplying disciples in our generation. This podcast interviews the practitioners of the community around the world. Learn more at www.zume.vision and be equipped at www.zume.training.
Song Cao - Training in Mandarin
Song Cao and his team have led hundreds of trainings in Mandarin Chinese among people in mainland China. He shares some of his top stories, some of the big challenges that face the ordinary person getting trained, and some of the amazing hunger and surprising growth for these trainings.
Doug Lucas - Partnering with Churches
Doug Lucas, president of Team Expansion and an active movement practitioner, reflects on the blessing and value Zúme has been on his personal journey of disciple making and its contribution in the global movement of the Kingdom.
Terry and Amy Ruff - Africa & Oral Cultures
Terry and Amy Ruff have a long history of movement leadership in West Africa. Their leadership team has been training Zúme before it was Zúme, but now with Zúme they overcome the challenges of illiteracy, poverty of media or internet access, and other challenges to see fruitful multiplication.
Curtis Sergeant - Zúme Origins
Hear from Curtis Sergeant about the origins, the vision, and the current progress of Zúme’s training of multiplying disciples.
Curtis reflects on the origins of movement approaches in international missions, but generally not in the United States. He discusses how this gap of adoption of movement thinking in the United States and the failing strength of the U.S. church was an early motivator for Zúme.
Within a small group of movement practitioners, known as the Jonathan Project, the idea began to form around the need for an online way to train effectively. This project was leading the ambitious effort to see 1 million new Christian groups and 1000 people groups engaged in 10 years.
As this project concluded, the group realized that they needed some online options for training. The issue of accessibility regarding different languages was a top motivation. There were many languages that did not have good trainers available.
Zúme was also conceived as a way to filter for active practitioners. The reality facing trainers is that even after the investment of months into individuals and good portion of those trained do not continue as faithful movement practitioners.
Curtis led the original subteam that began working on Zúme. It has become a community of volunteers building, coaching, and funding this training and global coaching effort.
Great podcast! Love it!