“I want to urge you to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in “Becoming a Disciple-Maker.” In my opinion, no one is more qualified to speak to those issues than Dr. Billie Hanks Jr., whom I have known for many years.”
“Over the last ten years, I have had the opportunity of working with Dr. Billie Hanks in bringing ‘Becoming a Disciple-Maker.’ to both Eastern and Western Europe. Christians and churches in many countries of that continent have been blessed by this practical strategy. This process is one of the best ways I know of to carry out the command that Jesus gave to the church to ‘Make disciples of all nations.’”
We now have over 100 of our church family trained with ‘Operation Multiplication’. It is so encouraging to know that every new believer in Christ has the opportunity to have a friend take them through those early, important days of their walk with the Lord. And for me as pastor, it is an additional blessing that I simply have to be an encourager and cheer leader to our lay leaders who shepherd this ministry all the way through. We are a stronger church because of ‘Operation Multiplication’.
"Without any doubt, “Operation Multiplication” is a prime tool to help church planters, pastors and church leaders who intend to equip the saints in “life-to-life ministry” and turn a church into a healthy church. I believe this material set me on the path that will lead to launching and leading a new, healthy and Biblical church!" As pastor it led me to the right materials and the right focus and the most important emphasis… “make disciples”.
Operation Multiplication is having a powerful effect upon our church. With every staff member trained to disciple, along with 80 lay leaders, we now have the small army of disciplers needed to nurture new believers and underdeveloped believers. Weekly, we get new requests for someone to be discipled. It is such a good feeling to know that we never have to turn down anyone! As a staff, we appreciate the comprehensive nature of Operation Multiplication materials. We will continue to train new disciplers using these powerful tools. Operation Multiplication is changing our church one person at a time. This is Christ’s call upon each believer and we strive to be faithful to it.
Operation Multiplication has proven to be a wonderful tool that allows us to provide Discipleship Training within our churches that is needed to help new members and new converts to understand why they have established a relationship with Christ and how they can strengthen that relationship. This process teaches mature Christians how to develop relationships with new members and converts that unites them with the congregation and stimulates Christian growth for both parties. Operation Multiplication gives us the ability to transform the lives of struggling immature babes in Christ into mature fruitful disciples for Christ.
Upon attending a packed auditorium, I discovered the Lay Ministry Workshop on Disciple-Making was focused on groups of people from various churches who learned how to disciple first each other, then others who are new converts and church members. The power of the church is accented throughout is workshop as well as in the Operation Multiplication materials. Workshop participants learned by lecture, readings, large and small group interaction, and individual practice. The workshop equips and encourages opportunities for the participants as they return to their communities to immediately begin using the Operation Multiplication materials with fellow church members. The Operation Multiplication Lay Ministry Workshop on Disciple-Making can demonstrate how to launch the adventure of the Matthew 28:19 command to "make disciples" in your church, too.
"Over the past few decades, church leaders have gravitated toward the newest programs and trends when it comes to discipling our baby believers. The only problem is, that doesn't work. In my dissatisfaction, I finally turned to the scriptures to see how the inventor of discipleship (Christ) did it. It turns out his methods were very simple: The first believers were discipled through real, personal relationships in the context of real, messy life. Not a class. Not a program. Somewhere, somehow, we took the humanity out of discipleship and lost our way. The truth is, babies need parents with arms to hold them. That's what Operation Multiplication is all about."
For years we have been searching for a Biblical approach to help our churches “Make Disciples”. We have found the answer in ‘Operation Multiplication’, a process that is biblically centered, Christ honoring, and balanced. Churches who engage in the process will see people growing to maturity, disciples investing in the lives of others, and a growing number of disciples sharing their faith in their area of influence. We envision a transformation of culture in our churches who have made a commitment to implementing Operation Multiplication. As we begin this process our churches are excited about what God will do in individual lives, the life of the church and the community. We are praying that God will use this experience as a call to return to New Testament Christianity resulting in a movement of God in our area.
It is interesting to me that the one thing Jesus asked us to do before He left ("make disciples" Matt. 28:19-20), is the one thing most churches are failing at today. This is where Operation Multiplication can help our congregations. Charlie Robinson and the team have come into two of the churches I pastored and offered a process, training and support to help us make disciples. This process, not program, is truly at the core of everything we do here at Tabernacle. I would encourage every church and pastor to consider having this process for discipleship in their congregation. It won’t be easy, and it will take time, but discipleship is worth it, as the Gospel is not cheap and is worthy of any cost asked of us. Just think... God is allowing us to participate in His plan for reaching the ends of the earth with the Gospel!
I was tired of the wolves getting our lambs. It seemed that not long after someone was led to Christ that they would disappear. I came to realize that we were sending these little "lambs" out into the world without any weapon against the evil one. We needed to arm these new believers. God's Word in their life is what they needed since it is the weapon that our Lord gave us to use. Operation Multiplication fits this need of arming the new believer. Through the tools and materials that our new believers have through Operation Multiplication, they are growing in the Lord and in His Word. Not only are they growing in the Lord and His Word, but they are also being equipped to help other new believers grow in the Lord. Now, instead of fear for our believers as they go out into the world, because of Operation Multiplication, I can't help but grin and think…."Look our Satan, here they come!" We are now sending out believers ready for battle. Operation Multiplication has made a difference in our church and it will make one in yours.
“Jesus Christ has commissioned us to make disciples of all nations. ‘Becoming a Disciple-Maker’ is an excellent tool the Holy Spirit is using to evangelize the lost, establish the new believer, and equip the maturing believer to evangelize others. In my opinion, one cannot find a better strategy for preparing men and women to be disciple-makers than ‘Becoming a Disciple-Maker..’”
“We implemented ‘Becoming a Disciple-Maker’ at our church and God certainly did an awesome work.
“We’ve tried new member classes, handouts, videos, and other approaches, but nothing has ever
“There is more unity in our church today than ever before!”