facebook icontwitter
logo icon

Ministry Updates

Milthon's Story - Peru

  • Published on

Picture 2 church planter AVB edit squareMultiplication Network Ministries (MNM) Founder and President Dr. John Wagenveld says,  'The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us globally as national leaders in newly planted churches are having to find different ways of ministering in their communities.' Please note that all of MNM's leaders around the world have been cautioned to reduce exposure and be safe while following the regulations set by their countries' governments.

When Milthon Tapia was young, he was immersed in the pleasures of the world and also experienced a very dysfunctional family life. Thankfully, Milthon was introduced to Christ when he was going through a difficult time with his family.

Since giving his life to Jesus, Milthon has sought to serve God. He felt a strong calling to be a pastor and this led him to seek education and prepare himself for ministry. Soon Milthon reached a point where he needed outside training in order to be able to move forward in his vision for ministry.

Leaders of his denomination, Church of God of Prophecy Peru, invited Milthon to train himself as a church planter through the resources offered by Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM). This completely changed his way of looking at the church.

“Through the church planter training, I have strengthened my call to serve God,” he says. “It has allowed me to use tools that are more applicable to my context, unlike other methods I have used previously.” As a pastor and a church planter, Milthon has been able to shift his vision of what the church should be like.

“This allowed us to put more emphasis on evangelism and make new contacts in the community where we are because we were not reaching it,” Milthon confesses.

For Milthon, it has been vitally important to return to the vision of planting churches, not only because of the growth it has brought but because he has seen how God continues to transform lives in Chaclas, just as he transformed Milthon’s own life years ago. The community in Chaclas has a great need for God, His Word, and for a church that shares with them the truth of the gospel. Through the training and materials MNM provides, Milthon and his partners in church leadership are continuing to fulfill that need for the community and bring life-changing ministry to the region.

Maxwell's Story - Ghana

  • Published on

Maxwell Akologo AVB edit small squareMultiplication Network Ministries (MNM) Founder and President Dr. John Wagenveld says,  'The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us globally as national leaders in newly planted churches are having to find different ways of ministering in their communities.' Please note that all of MNM's leaders around the world have been cautioned to reduce exposure and be safe while following the regulations set by their countries' governments.

Maxwell Akogolo is from Zebilla in northeastern Ghana. He was first introduced to Multiplication Network Ministries’ (MNM) church planter program during a church council meeting. Maxwell and many other pastors in attendance were immediately drawn to the practical modular training and enrolled. For Maxwell, this program was a dream come true. He had always been passionate about church planting and seized every opportunity to assist in planting churches for his own local church, long before he had any training or ministry tools to do so.

Maxwell began the first module, eager to learn MNM’s ministry path. By the end of the second lesson, Maxwell and the other pastors were shaking their heads in disbelief. Before, they had been focusing on first building the physical structure of the church and then gathering the people. “It’s no wonder we were always confronted with problems,” Maxwell says. They learned it was more important to bring believers into community for discipleship than spending time and resources on an official church building.

Maxwell particularly enjoyed the fourth module in the MNM training, “Sharing the Good News.” The section on justification by faith gave him more confidence in his walk with the Lord.

“It has motivated me to further develop my ability to share the gospel and to develop leaders through the formation of small groups,” Maxwell shares. “I cannot do the work of church planting alone. I need the support of all members of the team to help in fulfilling our call to plant healthy churches.”

Maxwell is thankful for the practical curriculum MNM provides. It helps ordinary church members be effective in the community in the areas of evangelism and discipleship, leading to the planting of healthy churches that will greatly change the destinies of the people they will impact.

Joseph's Story – Nigeria

  • Published on

Joseph Poroye 1 AVB edit

Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) Founder and President Dr. John Wagenveld says,  'The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us globally as national leaders in newly planted churches are having to find different ways of ministering in their communities.' Please note that all of MNM's leaders around the world have been cautioned to reduce exposure and be safe while following the regulations set by their countries' governments.

Joseph Poroye is a church planter in Ogbomosho, Nigeria, where many people are Muslim. When Joseph first came to this village, he saw an opportunity to bring the gospel message of hope to the people there. His efforts were to build up a community of believers through the church planter training provided by Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM).

By the grace of God, Joseph was successful. MNM’s training taught him how to create relationships with the people to share the gospel. Through his ministry, Joseph led three Muslims to give their lives to Christ. These three witnessed the love of God in Joseph and they were moved to accept this love and salvation.

One of these Muslim converts was Mrs. Adaji. She met Jesus and her life was forever changed. This encounter created many challenges in her life. Her husband was a practicing Muslim and he began to persecute her. Eventually, he threw her out of the house. Every Muslim believes there is a punishment for any Muslim who leaves Islam for another religion. Such a person is an apostate and is renounced by the Muslim community, even by family members.

Mrs. Adaji left her home with four of her children who insisted on going with her. Joseph and other members of the church came together and found her and her children a place to stay.

Joseph’s ministry through the church plant continues to steadily work in this community and he continues to strive towards bringing more Muslims to Christ.

Subcategories

22515 Torrence Ave. Sauk Village, IL 60411 - 708.414.1050