[01.29.08] Judy Bauer has a passion for discipleship. Through Kingdom Advancement Ministries, which she founded in 1979, she has been training Christians worldwide to evangelize the lost and help new believers grow in their relationships with Christ.
She says more than 100,000 people have come to Christ in the last 28 years, and some congregations have doubled in size as a result of their renewed emphasis on evangelism. Bauer, a former church secretary, says God gave her the system she calls Tools for the Trade.
“I just wrote for days as the Holy Spirit revealed God's heartbeat for equipping His people,” she says.
The strategy teaches people to lead 10 Bible studies that address topics such as salvation, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, healing, prayer and faith.Now, almost 30 years since she first wrote the materials, Bauer believes there is a greater urgency to mobilize and equip the church to evangelize.
“We are escalating towards the time of Christ's return,” Bauer says. “Believers around the world are starving in the pews waiting and wanting to experience God's life and power working through them to set the captives free. The time of equipping is now. The opportunity is here.” —Mary Hudson