First off, we want to say who Pray4Dearborn is not. Pray4Dearborn very intentionally refuses to identify itself with any particular church, denomination or group. This particular site does not intend to push or propagate any agenda other than leading people to the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ through prayer. We have based our website off of Pray4Tunisia.com which currently has close to 150,000 subscribers praying for the country. Building a network that large is a goal we are striving for and looking forward to reaching. We are a group of believers in Jesus made up of many backgrounds, denominations, etc praying for a purpose we believe to be dear to the heart of God. To hear what that purpose is, continue reading!
What is the purpose of Pray4Dearborn?
Pray4Dearborn exists for a singular, focused purpose: to prompt strategic prayer for a disciple making movement among the Muslim people of Dearborn, Michigan. Throughout history, extraordinary prayer has been at the core of any significant movement of God. This principle will continue to hold true until the end of time. When someone decides to repent and follow Jesus, it is nothing short of a miracle; pure, divine intervention. We as human beings have no power to change anyone’s heart in the slightest manner. In John 6:44, Jesus said, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him…” Recognizing our complete inability to have any eternal impact through our own strength, we intend to humbly approach God’s throne pleading for the salvation of a city and a people we love.
What is a “Disciple Making Movement” (DMM) you ask? Put simply, a DMM is an organized, indigenous, rapidly multiplying increase in churches planting churches. We here at Pray4Dearborn have a strong desire to see thousands of people in Dearborn obeying all that Jesus commanded (being disciples) and teaching others to obey all that Jesus commanded (making disciples).
The core principle of a DMM, is obedience-based discipleship. We believe that anyone who claims Jesus Christ as Lord should be obeying His commands. In John 14:15, Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” One of the most well-known yet least-obeyed commandments Jesus gave was His last one: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20) The multiplicative aspect of a DMM comes into play when a self-proclaimed follower of Jesus hears the Word of God and immediately acts on it. Allowing his or her own life to be changed and inviting those around them to engage with God’s Word in the same manner.
“and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2