Visual Story Network

The promo video can be viewed here.

An overview can be viewed on the landing page at


The Mission

Helping ordinary people make a big impact for the Kingdom of God by obeying and

implementing the Great Commission and Great Commandment.


The Vision

Make disciples in every census tract in the United States (phases 1 and 2) and every

Omega District globally (phase 3), using an online training platform focused on

equipping participants in the basic disciple-making and simple church planting

multiplication principles, processes, and practices.


Status of the Mission

Only 1% of church leaders say, “today’s churches are doing very well at discipling

new and young believers,” (Barna, State of Discipleship, 2015). And yet this same

study says that 77% of all practicing Christians believe discipleship to be very

important. We know discipleship is vital to the health and growth of God’s Kingdom,

but we just aren’t making it happen. Christians want to be discipled and they want

to make disciples of others, but they need tools, training, and mentoring to make it

all possible. Zúme aims to address this very specific and timely need.


Why is it called Zúme?

Zúme means yeast in Greek. In Matthew 13:33 Jesus is quoted as saying, “the

Kingdom of Heaven is like a woman who took yeast and mixed it into a large amount

of flour until it was all leavened.” This illustrates how ordinary people, using

ordinary resources, can have an extraordinary impact for the Kingdom of God. Zúme

aims to equip and empower ordinary believers to reach every neighborhood.


The Curriculum

The curriculum is intentionally aimed at teaching people how to make disciples who

make disciples, who make disciples. The 10-week course teaches key principles and

processes for making and multiplying disciples using simple, easy to use tools and



Training Methods

On February 14, 2017 Zúme was launched at, complete with training videos (in a video-scribe format), downloadable tools, online coaches, and a group mapping feature (coming soon) enabling groups across the country and around the world access to all the necessary resources they need to make multiplying disciples.


The Team

There is no organization that is “running” the Zúme Project and the project is not an

organization. It is a coalition of people who have a heart to carry out Christ’s

command to make disciples of every people group on earth and expand His

Kingdom to every place until His will is done on earth as it is in heaven. The idea for

the project originated in a meeting of the Jonathan Project leadership but has since

spread far beyond that group. The Jonathan Project ( is a

consortium of people committed to multiplying disciples around the world.


Phase 1

Focuses on the United States in English. The initial goal is for there to be a training

group of four to twelve people in each census tract in the country. Each of these

training groups will start two first-generation churches which will then begin to

reproduce. There are about 75,000 census tracts so this will mean 150,000 firstgeneration



Phase 2

Focuses on other language groups in the United States. The data available through will be mapped to the census tract level so it will be easy for

those working in each of the census tracts to determine which of the target

languages are significantly represented within their local area and seek to start

training groups in the appropriate languages. These training groups can then start

first-generation churches in those language groups.


Phase 3

Focuses globally in major world languages.  The framework for targeting the training

groups is based on the 4K maps developed by YWAM. It divides the world into

segments based on population and the general level of gospel saturation, with less

evangelized areas receiving about three times the attention of more evangelized

areas.  For more information on the framework go to  The

project will use the next generation of the data, 4K Plus, which will divide the world

into about 60,000 Omega Districts. There will be training groups started in each

Omega District which will then launch first-generation churches within the

districts. In the least evangelized areas this will be a training group for

approximately every 50,000 people.



The training and tools will be as culturally neutral as possible. The project will start

in the following languages and made available to those wishing to translate the

training and tools into additional languages:

Arabic, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Farsi,

French, German, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada,

Korean, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Panjabi (Eastern), Panjabi (Western),

Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Urdu,

Vietnamese, Yoruba.



Session 1:

• The Basics of Multiplication

• Teaching Obedience, not just Knowledge

• How to Listen and Hear from God

Tools: SOAPS Bible Reading Program; Accountability Groups Guide

Session 2:

• Becoming Producers Rather than Consumers

• Self-feeding in Scripture, Prayer, Body Life, Persecution and Suffering

• If we are going to make disciples who multiply, then we must equip them to be

producers, not merely consumers, of spiritual truth!

Tools: The Prayer Cycle; List of 100/Relational Network

Session 3:

• Spiritual Economy

• Baptism

Tools: Sharing the Gospel; “Creation to Judgment” Story

Session 4:

The Greatest Blessing

Tools: Preparing and Sharing Your Testimony

•Eyes to See where the Kingdom Isn’t Developing an awareness of where the

Kingdom is growing and where it is not)

• The Lord’s Supper (Deepening faithfulness through obedience)

Session 5:

Tools: Prayerwalking; B.L.E.S.S. Prayers

Session 6:

• Faithfulness

Tools: 3/3rds Group Modeling Video

Session 7:

• The Training Cycle: Model, Assist, Watch. Leave (How every disciple is made)

Tools: 3/3rds Group

Session 8:

• Leadership Cells (Training and equipping a group for rapid


Tools: 3/3rds Group

Session 9:

•A Simultaneous, Non-Sequential Process

• Pace (Every disciple needs a place to learn, a place to lead, and the passion and

urgency to help complete the Great Commission)

•Part of Two Churches

Tools: 3-Month Plan

Bonus Session 10:

• Networks of Simple Churches

Tools: Coaching Checklist; Peer Mentoring; Four Fields; Generational Map

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