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I couldn’t wait until tomorrow.  So, here’s part 2.

From the title you probably already know where I’m going with this.  In multiply, don’t add part 1, we looked at the typical missionary model.  Following this model, it will take forever to reach the goal, require thousands of missionaries, and literally millions of support dollars!

Let’s look at another model.  It’s the best model I’ve found so far – Jesus.  He spent 3 years (less than a term) working with a group of 12 guys and speaking on occasion to big groups.  At the end, he left a following of 120 with a dozen or so well prepared guys.  In turn, over the next 30-40 years, they reached the world with the gospel!!

What can we learn by Jesus’ example?  He trained men and told them to do the same.

Let’s work through a ‘training men’ missionary model…

– Let’s say that a missionary wins and disciples 1 guy a year.  That sounds very attainable.

– Let’s say that our missionary and his disciple both win and disciple a guy each the next year.

– Let’s say that the next year the 4 of them do the same.  Now there’s 8

–  Year four there’s 16

– Year 5 there’s 32

– Year 6 – 64

– 7 – 128

– 8 – 256

– 9 – 512

– 10 – 1024

– 11 – 2048

– 12 – 4096

– 13 – 8,192 (I just had to pull out the calculator… because the numbers are getting so big 😉

– 14 – 16,384

– 15 – 32,768 – Are you reading this!!! In 15 years following this method, we could have 32,000 followers of Christ!  Not just believers… but people that are capable and willing to win and teach others!

– 16 –  65,536

– 17 – 131,072

– 18 – 262,144

– 19 – 524,288

– Year 20 – 1,048,576 – We just passed the ONE MILLION MARK, and we are only at 20 years!!  Pay attention!  This model is based on only ONE person that decided to train ONE person each year… Not too complicated!

– Year 21 – 2,097,152

– Year 22 – 4,194,304

– Year 23 – 8,388,608

– Year 24 – 16,777,216

– Year 25 – 33,554,432

– Year 26 – 67,108,864

– Year 27 – 134,217,728

– Year 28 – 268,435,456

– Year 29 – 536,870,912

– Year 30 – WE PASS ONE BILLION!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re not jumping up and down right now… maybe you need to get saved 😉

One person can make a huge difference!  We need to follow Christ’s model and train others who can train others!

Let’s say you follow this model, but it doesn’t go too well, and you only accomplish 25% of it. That’s 250 million believers!!!  That’s crazy!

Now go and find someone to train!