The JESUS film meets discipleship
Believers everywhere are using the JESUS film—one of the most effective evangelism tools ever—to share the gospel and tell the story of Jesus. After showing the JESUS film believers may wonder how to build a faith community for those who have watched but don’t have discipleship resources in their mother tongue—until now.
From the initial discovery of Jesus, to the discipleship of new believers with a heart to multiply, the strategy they need is Knowing Jesus.
Disciple in heart
Raise up multiplying
Plant a new faith
How does Knowing Jesus work?
The Knowing Jesus strategy leverages more than 2,000 language translations of the JESUS film to take the gospel anywhere—from rural villages to metropolitan high rises.
Steered by a trained leader, new believers and seekers gather regularly to watch stories from JESUS—each a powerful glimpse into Jesus’ life, teachings and miracles. Every story is paired with a dedicated lesson composed of key questions designed to foster growth in their understanding of Jesus—all in the language they learned from birth.
Through discipleship, believers develop strong bonds as they explore their new life in Christ together, while new spiritual leaders are raised to multiply faith communities.
The Knowing Jesus Strategy
- Engage your group in discussion to discover Jesus.
- Identify a faithful believer to mentor, called a “Timothy.”
- Equip your Timothy to launch a new faith community.
- Send your Timothy to launch their new group.
- Your Timothy identifies a new faithful believer to mentor (their Timothy), whom they empower to multiply and launch their own faith community.
Why are we excited about Knowing Jesus?
In 2019, believers in Central and South America showed the JESUS film among indigenous communities approximately 500 times. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, around 1,000 people indicated decisions for Christ.
Believers followed up with these indigenous communities after the film, inviting them to weekly gatherings to watch and discuss JESUS clips together. Over time the missional communities grew to become 25 new churches.
After seeing JESUS in Shawi in Peru, one Indigenous woman, Miguelina, expressed her gratitude: “Thank you very much. Now I have met Jesus, because I have known the life of the son of God.”
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