Just a couple of weeks after we returned to Maui from Minnesota, Tom headed off to Chiang Mai, Thailand. While there, he attended 2 different YWAM conferences, the Asia Pacific staff Gathering and the University of the Nations workshop.
In the time since Jesus gave us His great Commission almost 2,000 years ago, there have been many missionary movements aimed at reaching the world with the gospel. Each major movement has built on the fruit of previous ones. With the current size of the body of Christ worldwide, many Christian leaders realize that this goal of reaching every people group may now be within our grasp.
4k is a tool being used by various mission agencies to map out where their efforts need to be focused. Essentially, the world is broken down into about 4,000 neighborhoods based on population and access to the gospel. These neighborhoods are called Omega Zones.
YWAM is teaming up with nearly 200 other missionary organizations and Christian denominations in order to coordinate a strategy to place a Christian fellowship or church in every one of the 4,000 Omega Zones around the world. The significance of the 4k approach is the 4,000 zones can be easily conceptualized whereas trying to imagine outreach to 6 billion people is difficult to comprehend. We are currently praying through what zone we will target from YWAM Maui. To learn more about 4k, please visit www.ywam4k.com.