All 76 House Churches Multiplying in Three Years!

I don’t have three year, five year or ten year plan. I never had and I don’t think I ever will. It’s because I am not a visionary and the future is in God’s hands. As I look back the past 21 plus years of New Life’s ministry and history, I think I have tried to be faithful in doing what I am called to do one day, one week, one month and at most one year at a time.

Just recently, however, I have sensed God impressing upon my heart with this thought, “Eric, I want you to challenge your house church shepherds and members to go all out in reaching out to VIPs so that in three years all your house churches will be able to multiply!” And He gave me two specific verses from the Bible with the appropriate and fitting explanations.

The first verse is Luke 10:2.

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

The second verse is Romans 15:19-21.

“So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written, ‘Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.’”

Through these verses, God has reminded me once again that:

  • Reaching out to our VIPs passionately and compassionately to increase God’s kingdom instead of going after those who are already churched and saved to grow the size of our church is God’s will and He is deeply pleased with it
  • There are plenty of VIPs near us who need and want to be reached out to by us and whom God wants to see in heaven
  • If we pray to God asking Him to use us as His harvesters bringing in the VIPs to His kingdom, He will gladly do it
  • If we faithfully do our part in doing God’s will, all current 76 house churches can multiply in three years!

If you know how to read anything accurately and critically, you will come up with the same observation and conclusion that I have made above after reading the verses that God has brought to my attention except for the “three years” in the last statement. However, I realize that even the “three years” are connected to the word “ambition” in Romans 15:20. Paul had the ambition of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth, and to him, at that time in history, the ends of the earth was Spain. Paul had the ambition to travel to Spain to preach Jesus. But the history tells us that he never made it there.

Therefore, there is nothing wrong with having this kind of God-pleasing ambition, the ambition of passionately and compassionately reaching out to our VIPs so that in three years, all 76 house churches here at New Life will multiply making the total number of our house churches 152! God is willing and able to help us to accomplish this. The big question is, “Will we embrace this challenge and do the work that is necessary to see this happen at New Life by the end of 2021?”

If every current house church makes it an annual goal to reach out to just one VIP family or two singles and help them come to know Christ through RJM and become members of New Life through Class 101, then in three years, all of our house churches will be able to multiply. And I can’t even imagine how joyful we will be if we get to witness all these right before our own eyes! And for sure, God will be greatly pleased with this!

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:7)

New Life, let’s take this challenge from God and press on! He will help us fulfill this!

Your pastor,


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