Search Party is seeking partners who have a vision for making disciples, reaching entire communities with the Gospel, reproducing followers of Jesus using a Media to Movement strategy.
What is Media to Movement?
Using Facebook, YouTube, or other social media that is being used by the communities you are trying to reach, we will reach people using an online delivery of the Gospel, following up offline with contacts that we have made online using a Disciple-Making Movement strategy.
Why should I partner with Search Party in this effort?
Search Party will support you in the following ways:
- Providing contacts for you to work with to make disciples
- Tools to track your progress with each of your contacts
- Training in each of the following areas:
- Sharing the Gospel and Your Testimony
- How to get started in discipling someone
- How to lead a group toward following Jesus
- How to multiply your efforts by training new leaders
- Facilitate networking and communication among other disciple-makers within the coalition
- Provide training to show how you can work in each of the areas listed above
What is your role in the partnership?
As a Disciple-Maker, your responsibilities include:
Receive contacts from Dispatcher through Disciple Tools – A Dispatcher will send you contacts through an online database called Disciple Tools. You will receive these contacts and will be responsible to contact them as quickly as possible, knowing that they have a desire to learn more about how they can follow Jesus and you are being entrusted to help them do that.
Meet with contacts to share the Gospel, disciple new believers, and help contacts learn to follow Jesus using a Disciple-Making Movement discipleship process – Using a DMM discipleship process, you will share the Gospel, share your Testimony, read the scriptures, and start new discipleship groups that we hope will become churches in the future. All of these things will be done using a DMM strategy, teaching individuals to follow Jesus with reproducible tools and processes that we hope this person will replicate in the future.
Communicate with your Dispatcher and enter all contact updates into Disciple Tools – Each of your contacts will be provided to you by a Dispatcher within Disciple Tools. You will be responsible to enter updates regarding your progress with your contacts back into Disciple Tools.
Provide regular updates to your Mobilizer and receive training from the Mobilizer or others they designate – We want to stay in touch with you! After you complete your initial training, we will set up regular meetings for you to meet together with your Mobilizer. Your Mobilizer may also set up trainings to help refine your skills or learn new ones to help you in your role, so you will need to attend these meetings as well.
Core Theological Beliefs
We recognize that there may be some differences in theology among those working together in partnership as part of this coalition. We believe that certain differences may be acceptable while other differences may not. For the purposes of this partnership, we will use the Lausanne Covenant and its interpretation and theology of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Scriptures will be at the core of our theological understanding. We will also agree that differences in theology that are not discussed within the Lausanne Covenant will not be considered theological differences for which we will divide.
You can read the Lausanne Covenant here: https://www.lausanne.org/content/covenant/lausanne-covenant
All organizations and partnerships have a certain set of values that help define their culture. The values of our coalition and partnership are outlined on this page.
For a complete agreement that you can print and sign, please go to this document.