STUDENT LED FOCUS
SOUTHEAST ASIA MID YEAR REPORT 2010-2011
Two months ago, a band a recent student graduates from all over the Philippines met for three days to make a strategic plan on how to reach their generation in the next 40 years. They are from the leading schools in the country and pursuing careers in law, medicine, business, church planting etc…, but the one thing in common is the commitment to work together to shape the future of their country for the glory of God. Another group in one of our countries is starting the same thing for their country.
This is the end product of what we are trusting Christ for in our campus ministry. Therefore we are increasingly moving toward seeing students leading the ministry of evangelism and discipleship on their campus so that by the time they graduate, they could continue multiplying spiritual wherever the Lord leads them.
One focus is working in the top level schools where we have staff teams is to see students leading the ministry where disciples are discipling disciples who are disciping disciples. Right now we have 170 staff working at least 4 days a week in 46 universities throughout Southeast Asia.
As of the end of the first semester, the Lord has raised up 508 students sharing their faith and leading disciples. Another 136 students are discipling students who are discipling students.
In another country, the top two universities in the country (think Harvard and MIT for the US) our ministry is entirely led by students with over 1% of the target audience composed of students sharing their faith and discipling others. Soon they are planning on sending some of their student leaders from their school to open up other universities nearby.
The recent graduates from these two schools are now meeting on how to mobilize others their age in the workplace to begin the process of reaching their generation. They plan to have a gathering of 200 graduates to start communities in the different sectors of society.
The other focus is what we call catalytic; universities where there are no CCC staff working there, so right from the beginning it is completely student run. The focus here is to increase the number of catalytic schools each year to eventually see every university with at least 1-3 students seeking to reach the school for Christ.
At the end of the first semester, there are now 391 catalytic universities in Southeast Asia. 358 of them already have prayer groups started and 304 of these schools have students regularly sharing their faith on campus.
The exciting thing is that we now have 221 universities that have students leading Bible studies and 96 campuses where at least one student is discipling another student who is leading a Bible study. God is continually stretching our faith to trust Him that on every campus, He is raising up at least one student wanting to reach his/her campus for Christ.
Also, when these students graduate, they will be equipped to continue on for the rest of their life to multiply spiritually.
This summer, the Lord is leading the way to something extraordinary, called HYBIRD. Already 130 students from the Philippines (and we are trusting for 500 students across Southeast Asia) are raising money to travel to another country to open up two catalytic universities in two weeks and every country is involved; sending and receiving students from another country.
The goal is that by the end of the summer, God will have raised up at least one student leader in 200 universities to begin the catalytic ministry in their campus. Also we will be doing intensive training in the mornings that would include John Piper’s series in Romans (Biblical understanding of the gospel), reaching leaders/influencers, innovative ways to share the gospel, knowing your target audience and doing a demographic study of a university.
Two years ago, we did a pilot project in Davao, Philippines, where we brought 50 Indonesians to open up 20 universities in two weeks. Not only were they able to raise up local students to start a catalytic ministry in 19 schools, with 14 of them still going, but the Indonesia students went back to their university and took over the leadership to reach their campus. Today, those 50 are still on fire for Jesus.
Thank you for playing an important part in seeing Christ raise up the next generation of spiritual leaders of Southeast Asia who will be used of God to shape the future of their nation. You partnership is not only seeing lives changed, but nations as well.
Southeast Asia Campus Leader
National Campus leaders of Southeast Asia.