STEPS TOWARDS TRANSFORMATION

The Pathway for Creating Redemptive Lift

We have spent a decade refining a proven and strategic approach to tell the world about Jesus. We are focused on especially difficult places where Jesus is unknown, and home to people groups so challenging to reach that hardly anyone else is trying. Our Redemptive Lift strategy is intentional, strategic, and scalable for reaching anywhere in the world for Jesus. 

SELECTED

We work with over 90+ evangelical denominations and organizations to select capable leaders who fit our recruitment criteria. There is only one way to deliver the Gospel to those who have never heard the name of Jesus. It is through a church planter who takes on the mission to GO and lay down their life to share and show the Good News of Jesus. 

As an example, let's introduce you to Pastor Samuel. "Samuel is honored to be nominated by his denomination and church community for this great opportunity. He has been a Christian for 5 years and he feels a strong call upon his life to impact a rural village for good through Redemptive Lift. Petros Network will enable him to do the work he feels God has placed upon his heart to do."

Leaders create Redemptive Lift Around the World

SELECTED

A potential transformational community leader is nominated by their leadership for admission into the Petros Network Leadership Training and Sponsorship Program. We receive candidates from over 65 partnering denominations and church communities who support the vision to create Redemptive Lift around the world.

As an example lets introduce you to a transformational community leader named Samuel. "Samuel is honored to be nominated by his denomination and church community for this great opportunity. He has been a Christian for 5 years and he feels a strong call upon his life to impact a rural village for good through Redemptive Lift. Petros Network will enable him to do the work he feels God has placed upon his heart to do."



Transformational Community Leaders are equipped for Redemptive Lift

TRAINED

We come alongside church planters with a region-specific strategy, training, and resources to help them share and show the God News, plant churches, and provide compassion and care. Training includes contextualized curriculum and biblical training from indigenous leaders and leading pastors/teachers worldwide. 

"Next Samuel attends his first Petros Network intensive training. He has the opportunity to meet other like-minded fearless men and women. After hours of training and being interviewed by the Petros Network team, Samuel is commissioned as one of Petros Network's Transformational Leaders."

LAUNCHED

Transformational Community Leaders are launched into some the most remote, hard to reach places in the world; places where there is little or no infrastructure or resources. They live as men and women of peace, delivering the message of God's love for people and unleashing Redemptive Lift through community development and compassion and care for the extreme poor.

"Samuel is then sent out with a three year stipend and the prayers & support of his sponsors. When asked why he wants to partner with Petros Network to share the Love of God and impact his community with compassion and care he said, "It's simple. I am simply doing what Jesus did.I would give my life for this because Christ gave his life for me."


SENT

We collaborate with our field partners to determine strategic locations to plant healthy, multiplying churches in some of the most remote, hard-to-reach places in the world. The church planter lives as a person of peace, sharing and showing the Good News of Jesus through their words and actions, winning the lost, and discipling new believers as living proof of a loving God in their community. 

"Samuel is then sent out with a three year stipend and the prayers & support of his sponsors. When asked why he wants to partner with Petros Network to share the Love of God and impact his community through Redemptive Lift activities he said, "It's simple. I am simply doing what Jesus did.I would give my life for this because Christ gave his life for me."


Transformational Community Leaders are launched into Redemptive Lift

LAUNCHED

Transformational Community Leaders are launched into some the most remote, hard to reach places in the world; places where there is little or no infrastructure or resources. They live as men and women of peace, caring for the poor and encouraging the oppressed as representatives of God's great love.

"Samuel is then sent out with a three year stipend and the prayers & support of his sponsors. When asked why he wants to partner with Petros Network to share the Love of God and impact his community with compassion and care he said, "It's simple. Jesus told us to go out and make disciples and that is what I am going to do. I would give my life for this because Christ gave his life for me."



Transformational Community Leaders mentored in Redemptive Lift

MENTORED

We work with our field partners to place 15-25 planters into geographic cohorts. Each team is assigned a Field Coordinator who charts the progress of the church planters, maintains accurate and regular status reports, and offers encouragement and support. We diligently track things like the number who have heard the Gospel and come to faith in Jesus. The number being discipled in their faith, and the number of new churches starting each month. National and regional offices in each region provide supervision and ongoing training. 

"Samuel does not go it alone. His area coordinators and other missionaries in the surrounding areas come together and are mentored and encouraged once a month as they share about Redemptive Lift in their communities."

MENTORED

Transformational Community Leaders are divided into teams of 10-15 by geography. Each team is led by a field coordinator who offers support, encouragement and Redemptive Lift coaching on a regular basis. Petros Network's national offices provide supervision and continued mentoring while the transformational community leader is active in the field.

"Samuel does not go it alone. His area coordinators and other Transformational Community Leaders in the surrounding areas come together and are mentored and encouraged once a month as they share about Redemptive Lift in their communities."


EQUIPPED

Over a 3-year period, church planters complete the Petros Network Training Certificate in spiritual, social, and economic transformation. The Petros Network certificate includes Bible basics, disciple-making, Transformational Leadership development, doctrine and theology, spiritual enrichment, strategy and vision casting, sustainability and community development. Equipping includes providing region-specific resources and tools necessary to support the growing leader. Bibles and study tools are also provided for their growing congregations. 

"Samuel attends a Petros Network Leadership Training twice a year over the course of a three year program. There he is spiritually fed and recharged for the next 6-months to impact and serve his community. He is encouraged by inspiring training and meeting together with other fearless men and women who share in his mission to lead Redemptive Lift and provide spiritual, social and economic solutions for his village."


Redemptive Lift training is an ongoing process for Transformational Community Leaders
 

RECEIVES ONGOING TRAINING

Within the three (3) year sponsorship, Transformational Community Leaders complete the Petros Network Training Certificate. This Certificate includes Transformational Leadership training, Bible basics, disciple making, doctrine and theology, spiritual enrichment, organizational development, vision casting, and redemptive lift practices through compassion and care.

"Samuel attends a Petros Network Leadership Training twice a year over the course of a three year program. There he is spiritually fed and recharged every 6-months for frontline impact in his community. He is encouraged by inspiring training and meeting together with other fearless men and women who share in his mission."




Transformational Community Leaders are a conduit of Redemptive Lift

A CONDUIT OF HOPE

COMPASSION AND CARE 
Reaching the unreached is synonymous with caring for the poor. Thriving church plants become the center of a community from which everyone benefits. Leaders trained to share and show the Good News of Jesus leverage their influence for spiritual, social, and economic transformation to resolve community needs. 

WAYS TO HELP 
Empowering Women – Training and Microgrants 
Feeding Families – Food Distribution and Agriculture Initiative 
Protecting Children – Child Sponsorship and Feeding Initiative 
Educating Out of Poverty – Schools and Training Centers 
Improving Health – Medical and Dental Care 
Providing Clean Water – Wells, Cisterns, Sanitation, Solar 
Sports Outreach – Clinics and Events 
Sustainability Initiatives – Small Business Training/Grants 
Transformational Leadership – Leadership Development 
Hope Builders – Construction, Repair, and Maintenance 

"One of Petros Network's core missional values is, the local church is the hope of the world. When Samuel establishes a faith community in an unreached village, ALL of life in the community benefits regardless of faith, gender, or tribe. For just a little money there is massive impact. "

 

MULTIPLICATION

Our work isn't done until multiple streams of healthy, reproducing churches are planted. Becoming a church that plants churches, a disciple that makes disciples, is instilled into the heart of every church planter. Church planters agree to grow two to five additional churches following their initial commissioning. 

"Samuel is on the move—delivering the message of God's love in unreached communities and making leaders who reproduce still other leaders who will develop people and transform communities. Every village is unique. Sometimes Samuel has to be creative in his approach that best serves his community. From Samuel's initial faith community he has gone on to plant 4 more thriving churches that become beacon's of hope and transformation for the entire community." 


A CONDUIT OF REDEMPTIVE LIFT

Thriving faith communities become the center of the local community from which everyone benefits. We walk alongside and train Transformational Community Leaders to leverage their influence and resources to resolve community needsempower women, protect children, educate out of poverty, feed families, improve health, provide clean water and build character through sports— so that all of life in that community improves. We call this community transformation "Redemptive Lift."

"One of Petros Network's core missional values is, the local church is the hope of the world. When Samuel establishes a faith community in an unreached village, ALL of life in the community benefits regardless of faith, gender, or tribe. For just a little money there is massive impact. "

FULLY SUSTAINABLE AFTER 3 YEARS

Within the three (3) year sponsorship incubation period, Petros Network sets Transformational Community Leaders on a path to becoming self-sustaining and reproducing. They, and their churches, are then released and returned to the support of their denomination or governing body. Typically by the end of three (3) years, faith communities planted reach the numerical and maturity standards required by their denomination to be considered a fully functioning church community.

"After the three (3) years of training and mentorship, Samuel, is equipped to continue to lead in his village. He is also eligible for further education through an accredited Bible Diploma Program. Sponsorships are available to assist him in this next step."



SUSTAINABILITY

Within the 3-year sponsorship incubation period, church planters are set on a path to become self-sustaining and reproducing. Training and small micro-grants are provided to the church planter’s family to aide sustainability and provide long-term support. After 3 years, church planters, and their churches, are released and returned to the support of their denomination or governing body. 

"After the three (3) years of training and mentorship, Samuel, is equipped to continue to lead in his village. He is also eligible for further education through an accredited Bible Diploma Program. Sponsorships are available to assist him in this next step."

FULLY SUSTAINABLE AFTER 3 YEARS

Within the three year sponsorship incubation period, Petros Network sets these Transformational Community Leaders on a path to becoming self-sustaining and reproducing. They, and their faith communities, are then released and returned to the support of their denomination or governing body. Typically by the end of three years, planted faith communities reach the numerical and maturity standards required by their denomination to be considered a fully functioning church community.

"After the three years of training and mentorship, Samuel is equipped to continue to lead in his village. He is also eligible for further education through an accredited Bible Diploma Program. Sponsorships are available to assist him in this next step."


TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS!

"It is simple, but effective. Our church planters go with an intentional focus on restoring souls, but soon discover they are also part of God's divine plan of renewing the world."

– Ray and Linda Noah, Co-Founders


JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

We have men and women eager to be sent out with your support and prayers. Your sponsorship connects you to your Missionary Church Planter and enables you to follow
their story of Redemptive Lift.

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