FAQs

Is it really 100% free?

Yes. There are no premium versions, no trial periods, no follow-on sales of products. We feel strongly that Kingdom ventures should be sacrificially offered freely.

How old do you have to be to take the training?

We recommend the training for people from 13-years-old and up. If you think you have a child younger than that who can benefit, by all means let them participate.

Where can I view the promo video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9INCM87rZpQ

What if no one in our group has internet access?

For now, you will need to find a place with public access. See the FAQ on “Are the videos available for download so they can be viewed offline?”

What if someone wants to be trained and doesn’t have an e-mail address?

At least one person in the group will have to have an e-mail account they actually use because system communications happen through e-mail. That person needs to be designated as the leader of the group. Other participants can use addresses that are not regularly checked. If someone does not have an address then the person who does have one can help them set up a free one through Gmail or other similar provider.

Are the videos available for download so they can be viewed offline?

Currently, no. This will definitely change when we start having the materials in other languages. In some places, access to internet or even computers is limited. In other places a web-based system is not workable for security reasons. In still others, there will not be adequate volunteers to run a web-based system. In the USA, there are usually work-arounds for such limitations. Culturally in the USA there is a tendency for people to view videos for entertainment or curiosity. That results in videos being viewed out of context. In this case, there is a strong desire for the training to be done in groups, with intent for application, and with accountability. We also want to track where gaps in implementation exist geographically and need the web-based approach to do that. Americans are notoriously bad at reporting and we want to ensure there really is no place left where multiplying disciples are not being made in the USA. Therefore we are choosing, at least for the present, to make it inconvenient and difficult to consume the videos in other than this intended manner. We ask that you not try to short-circuit this intent. You can view the FAQ on “What is the content of the training?” for a general idea of the content.

What is the content of the training?

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 resources. This is delivered via training videos (in a video-scribe format), downloadable tools, online coaches, and a group mapping feature (coming soon) to show where this type of disciple-making does not yet exist.

Content Outline/Tools

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 multiplication)

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

I want to make copies of the manual (Guidebook) before the training. How can I do that?

There are buttons to download the Guidebook in Session 1.1, Session 1.8 and Session 2.1. You can mark people present and proceed to the first page of training and download the Guidebook. You can then print or otherwise distribute the Guidebook to the participants.

How can I preview the lessons before starting a training event?

See the FAQ on “What is the content of the training?” For more detail, see the FAQ on “Making copies of the manual before the training.”

I accidentally hit the next button and I want to go back and view a video again. How do I navigate?

The navigation is via the boxes toward the top of the screen that have the numbers in them.  Those represent the steps of the lesson.  Navigation between lessons is via the small arrows at the end of the lesson number at the top of the page in a large font:  <Lesson 02>, for example.  If the boxes and lesson number don’t show up then it is likely due to you having the resolution on your computer screen set too low.  If you raise the display resolution then those should show up. This is often an issue on phones as well. We will work on a solution for this but for now it is a limitation in regard to viewing the training on phones.

What does the process of starting a training event look like?

  1. SIGN UP
  • Go to zumeproject.com
  • Scroll down and fill in your first and last name
  • Fill in your email address
  • Create a password for your account and then re-enter it
  • Click on “Sign Up”
  • An email will be sent to you to confirm and activate your account
  • In your email, click on the link that is provided. This link will redirect you back to the Zúme site and you will be logged in
  1. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
  • Fill in your address in the spaces provided and then click “Next”
  • Fill in your group’s name (Ex: J Smith’s Home or Brown County Group)
  • Invite some friends or family that you would like to join you for the Zúme Project by filling in their email addresses. (To add more invites click on “Invite more”)
  • Communicate to your friends and family to follow the prompts in their email by clicking on the link they received. They will be automatically added to your group
  • Confirm and activate your group by clicking on “START FIRST SESSION”
  1. HOST A TRAINING
  • Set a time and date for your group to regularly get together for the duration of the Zúme Project.
  • When you gather together, log in and go to SESSION 01. Click on “Start Session”
  • You will be prompted to download the Zúme Guidebook. We recommend you have this printed for your group as they arrive for the first meeting.
  • After downloaded, click on “Next”
  • Begin with a time of prayer before starting your journey together
  • Click on “Next”
  • Watch the first video and spend time in discussion with your group
  • When you are finished, click “Next”
  • Continue to watch and discuss the videos in Session 1 followed by clicking “Next” as you move through the session.
  • In the “Practice” section, spend some time practicing what you have learned (the activity will be provided here and in all future sessions)
  • In the “Plan Together” section, you will go over the week’s assignments
  • Finish your time in prayer together
  • Click on “Complete Session”
  • Like Session 1, the following sessions will have the same simple pattern to follow as you are hosting the Zúme training.
  1. 3-MONTH COMMITMENT PLAN
  • In the final session (Session 09), you will be asked to fill out a “3-month plan”. (This is a tool that will help you be intentional in the disciple-making lifestyle)
  • Spend at least a half hour praying and listening to God as you fill at your 3-month plan that is provided in the Zúme Guidebook.
  • Take turns sharing your 3-Month Plans with each other. Take time to ask questions about things you might not understand about plans and how the others will meet their commitments. Ask them to do the same for you and your plan.
  • Find a training partner(s) that is willing to check in with you to report on progress and challenges and ask questions after 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks. Commit to doing the same for them.
  • Discuss and develop a group plan for starting at least two (2) new 3/3 Groups or Zúme Training Groups in your area. The goal is to start Simple Churches that multiply. 3/3 Groups and Zúme Training Groups are two ways to do that.
  1. CONNECTING WITH LIVE COACHES
  • Every group will be assigned a live coach who will help mentor them during the disciple-making process and help keep them accountable.
  • Make sure all your group members know how to contact the Zúme Coach that’s been assigned to them in case anyone has questions or needs more training. Remember to share your 3-Month Plan with your Coach, so they understand your goals.
  1. ADVANCED TRAINING
  • Once you have completed the first 9 sessions and have seen growth in your networks continue on to the Advanced Training in “Session 10”.
  • In this advanced training session, we’ll take a look at how we can level-up our Coaching Strengths with a quick checklist assessment. We’ll learn how Leadership in Networks allows a growing group of small churches to work together to accomplish even more. And we’ll learn how to develop Peer Mentoring Groups that take leaders to a whole new level of growth.

There are lots of DMM or CPM trainers; why is Zúme needed?

Live training is better than online training. Online training should never replace live training events. Unfortunately, due to limitations of access, awareness, availability, scheduling, and many other reasons, many people who can and should have access to live training events don’t have access. Zúme is an attempt to provide a high-quality entry level substitute for such people. It uses the same principles as many of the live training types available from others.

I speak English but live outside the USA. How can I participate?

Right now, you need to provide some USA-based address for the system to work. This will not be true once Phase 3 is begun in other English-speaking countries.

How does the coaching work?

Shortly after your group is registered, you will have a coach assigned. On each page of the training there is a link at the bottom of the page that enables you to send a message to your coach. They will respond at their earliest convenience. If for some reason you cannot get responses from your coach then send a request via the form at the bottom of the landing page at zumeproject.com.

Can I do the training by myself?

No. There are essential training exercises and practice sessions which require other participants to complete.

Who is the training appropriate for?

The training is appropriate for English speaking followers of Christ who are 13-years-old or older and who are able to read. In the future, there may be a version produced that is appropriate for non-literate people, but this is not that version. We believe every person who fits this profile should take the training.

What are the three phases that are planned?

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 first-generation churches.

Phase 2

Focuses on other language groups in the United States. The data available through www.mappingcenter.com 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 http://www.4Kworldmap.com. 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.

Who owns Zúme?

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 (https://hill111.com) is a consortium of people committed to multiplying disciples around the world.

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.

What is the statement of faith for Zúme?

Since Zúme is not run by an organization, there is not a formal statement of faith. All of us involved, however, would agree on the Lausanne Covenant.

I really want to support Zúme financially because I passionately believe in it. How can I give?

That is how everything about Zúme has happened so far. We’re glad you feel the same way about it that we do. Biglife has agreed to handle donations for the project for free. You can donate at big.life/donate/ if you select “Zúme Project” as the designation for your gift.

When will the other 34 language versions become available?

First we want to iron out the kinks in English for a few months. Then it depends on how quickly we can raise funds for the translations, and how quickly we can locate appropriate translators, and how quickly they can work. Hopefully the kinks will be worked out by May 2017. The translation process is tricky because of all the voiceovers and the retiming of the videos so we are only guessing at the cost per language but we are hoping for about $7,000 per language. If you want to fund a particular language or pay for a language we haven’t planned on then you can designate contributions for that language.

What languages will the training be translated into?

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.

How are the groups started by trainees aligned or organized?

It depends. If the trainees come out of a particular church or denomination or network then the most natural thing is for the newly formed groups to be connected with those existing churches, denomination, or network. If desired, however, a new network can be formed from the groups that start. A third alternative would be for the new groups to join with other already existing networks of simple churches. Many of the people involved in developing Zúme come from such networks so we can help arrange that if desired.