They Have Turned the World Upside Down In 2008
WINNING THE SECOND BILLION TOGETHER!
We reached peaks of ministry in 2008 and we did it together. Scripture said of God’s mighty men in the New Testament, “They have turned the world upside down.” Let’s do it again. Let’s conquer the “Christian Mount Everest” and win the Second Billion!
Dear Visionary Leader,
Billion Soul Greetings!
More than 15,000 key pastors and leaders attended Billion Soul Summits worldwide and set goals to plant more than 2 million new churches in the next ten to fifteen years.
Almost every day of last year, we received testimonies like these:
“I attended the Nairobi Billion Soul Summit and went back to start a church in Rwanda. We now have nearly 50 people in three months.”—B. C. Bertin; Rwanda
“I had been struggling with the ‘call to preach’ but have quit running from God’s will and recently planted a new church.”—J. Owoicho; Nigeria
“In less than a year, key leaders from throughout India have adopted 296 of the 305 unreached people groups of Northern India.”—Alex Abraham
It is possible to double the size of the global Church, moving from one billion to two billion in our generation. It is not only reasonable and workable, but doable! In the last three years more than 547,000 churches have been planted with more than 140 million people coming to Christ. There is no recession in God’s Kingdom!
We have witnessed the number of global Cochairs rise from a handful to nearly 150, representing more than 170 nations. When the Billion Soul™ Network is complete, more than 450 Cochairs worldwide will carry the leadership. The Billion Soul™ Initiative is expected to double again in the next 24 months, representing more than 400,000 local churches.
Seven major mountaintops demonstrate the mountain range of ministry in 2008.
Beginning in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 2,000 pastors and leaders from more than 50 nations synergized their efforts. Some of the world’s finest presentations regarding maturity, multiplication and ministry challenged us!
Inspired leaders throughout the United States and the world. One-day
“Synergize Summits” brought pastors together to help them network in their communities and cities in the US. BILLION SOUL™ Summits were conducted in Eurasia, Indonesia, India, Eastern Europe, East Africa, West Africa, East Asia and Oceania.
Linked hearts worldwide for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The Billion Soul™ Network has become the largest pastors network in the world. In the future, those who are not networking will not be working!
Looked for creative means to build bridges to regions where the Gospel has never been heard before. While we are preaching and planting among the “unchurched” we MUST go to the “unreached.”
Involved thousands of key Christian leaders in discussions and decision-making to double the size of their constituencies in their respective world region. Moving from one billion to two billion Christians is the “first rung on the leadership ladder.”
Organized the best training resources to be deployed in 2009. Offering the best training resources available throughout the global church is the most cost-effective and efficient way to teach the next generation of pastors.
Networked minds and ministry with more than 400 different organizations and denominations worldwide. Networking turns vision into victory and mission into momentum.
Depending on when you believe this millennium began, we are entering into the final year of the first decade. The first ten percent of this century will end next year. Instead of asking how our church or ministry will be ten years from now, we should look at 2100 AD. Vision is not about sunsets but about sun rises!
Every once in a while, I will hear a Christian mistakenly say, “Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world.” Even though you will hear the media say that there are hundreds of religions in the world, there are really only two: false religion and true religion. Christianity is not only the fastest religion in the world; it is the only true religion in the world. If your religion has not changed your life then you need to change your religion. Truth is not a concept. Truth is a Person whose name is Jesus Christ!
Approximately two years ago, during a particularly difficult time, I watched the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean. While the sun rose over the Atlantic, the Lord gave me a glimpse of the Body of Christ synergizing together to affect global change in our generation. As 2008 comes to a close and we enter the final year of the first decade of this century and millennium, I wish to remind you that the SON is rising higher and higher on the horizons of this world and “this Gospel shall be preached as a testimony to the nations and then the end shall come.”
Until The Last Person Has Heard,
James O. Davis
P.S. Join us at the North American Conference on Biblical Preaching, January 14-16, 2009 in Houston. Click here to register today!