The Next 10 Years

  • 10-year Vision
  • Reach One
  • Raise One
  • Start One
  • Send One
  • Participate

These are exciting days in our movement. God is at work starting and strengthening churches worldwide. He has given us a unified 10-year vision to “open the front door” by starting new churches, launching multisite campuses and affiliating independent congregations into our movement. We will also “close the back door” by improving the assessment, coaching and training our pastors and missionaries. We will “tear down the walls” through addressing spiritual, cultural and racial barriers to unity and godly diversity. And we’ll “build the house” by developing greater coordination, collaboration and resources needed to support our mission.

Whether you’re a lay leader, nurse, businessman, student, pastor or missionary, you have a part to play in Converge’s 10-year vision. We ask you to commit to pray for God’s wisdom, courage and favor so that many people around the world will meet, know and follow Jesus. We also ask that you prayerfully commit to these four challenges:

  1. Each One Reach One
  2. Each One Raise One
  3. Each One Start One
  4. Each One Send One

We believe the result of this emphasis will be more followers of Jesus, more focused on the mission of Jesus. We humbly seek God’s will and leading for our personal involvement in this next season. God has blessed us. He designed us to live for something bigger than ourselves. We are better together. The best is yet to come.

EACH ONE REACH ONE
Our prayer is God will use each person to reach one person with the gospel each year for the next 10 years. We pray each of us will engage in friendships with non-Christians, who will eventually place their faith in Christ and be baptized and discipled in the church.

Pray
All spiritual ministry begins with prayer, so ask God to:

  •  Open your eyes and heart to recognize and respond to the people he places in your path during your normal daily routines.
  •  Bring to mind two or three people he wants you to get to know. This could be a neighbor, someone you see regularly (a cashier, barista, waiter, mailman, etc.) but have never engaged in extended conversation, a coworker, relative or friend.
  • Pray for these people as God brings them to mind and provides natural encounters. Pray for God’s blessing on their lives and families, their heath and work, spiritual encounters with God.

Invest
For those you sense that God is calling you to pursue, invite them to coffee or lunch. Have them over for a barbecue or other informal meal. Join them in a mutual interest: entertainment, sports, fitness, learning, nature, the arts. Keep praying as you get to know them and learn their life stories. Build experiences and memories together.

Invite
Invite them to a place or event where they will hear the gospel: your church, a Christian concert, your community group or Bible study, a church sports league. Continue to pray for their spiritual rebirth and renewal.

When you sense God saying, “Now’s the time; he/she is ready; speak for me,” share your personal testimony of coming to faith in Jesus Christ.

EACH ONE RAISE ONE

Our prayer is each leader will raise up other leaders to expand our movement. We pray each church will create leadership pipelines through residencies, internships and intentional training and mentoring.

If you’re interested in creating a leadership pipeline at your church or how you can be a mentor or coach, contact Bruce Hopler, National Director of Church Strengthening.


EACH ONE START ONE

Our prayer is each church will be used by God to start new congregations. We pray God will grip the hearts of many to start a new work.

Because the message of Jesus through the church brings hope to the world. We’re committed to starting missionally-minded churches in every people group and community. We start churches that start churches to see lives changed with Christ’s love and truth.

If you are interested in planting a church, starting a multisite or supporting church planting financially, contact Lee Stephenson, Executive Director of Church Planting.

EACH ONE SEND ONE

Our prayer is each congregation will enjoy the blessing of regularly sending missionaries to the work God is doing around the world.

There are several opportunities for your church to get involved in missions across the world.

  1. Send a missionary – Your church can take part in sending missionaries. There are opportunities to send from your congregation or partner with other churches.
  2. Support a missionary – Your church can partner financially with one of our missionaries currently on assignment.
  3. Operation UUPG - We determined to be a vital part of accomplishing the Great Commission in our lifetimes by targeting the unengaged unreached people groups (UUPG) of the world. You and your church can be key players in accomplishing God’s plan for our world by adopting a UUPG in India, Nepal or Indonesia.
  4. Invest financially - $333 will plant one indigenous led self-sustaining church to a least-reached people group.
  5. One By One Haiti - One by One Haiti child sponsorship is designed to improve the quality of life for Haitian children and their families. This project aims to provide better educational opportunities, a brighter future and the hope of the gospel.

To learn more or to participate, contact Converge International Ministries at 407.563.6075 or by email.

Whether you’re a lay leader, nurse, businessman, student, pastor or missionary, you have a part to play in Converge’s 10-year vision. We ask you to commit to pray for God’s wisdom, courage and favor so that many people around the world will meet, know and follow Jesus. We also ask that you prayerfully commit to these four challenges:

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