Preaching – “Woe to me if I don’t preach the gospel!” Paul exclaimed in his second letter to the Corinthians. Most of you who know us know that it is a joy for us to go and preach the good news of JESUS CHRIST. As was said about Titus, we are going to other cities to preach “with much enthusiasm and on [our] own initiative.” [2 Cor.8:17] It blesses me that so many people have joined us in the call to preach the gospel overseas.
Although some of us are now ordained or licensed ministers we are really just business people and housewives that love God and have heard him call us to go and preach the gospel. For many years we have preached here at home but primarily in Latin America. Members of Heart of Titus have preached in the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. We preach primarily in churches but also anywhere a crowd will gather. We have preached in big churches and little churches, fields and tents, from the back of pick up trucks, in “rap/hip hop” discoteques, in parks and in the street. We have preached and ministered in businesses and have been heard many times on both Christian and secular TV and radio.
As part of our preaching we consider it an honor to pray for those who have listened to us, usually after we share the message God placed in our heart. As we pray in Jesus’ Name we often see people get healed or filled with the Holy Spirit. Often we see people surrender or re-surrender their hearts to Christ. We have seen by His grace marriages and families restored, people set free from demonic bondage and so many other wonderful things it would be impossible to list them all. Some of our team also have been gifted with sharing words of encouragement, prophetically, during these times of prayer and ministry.
The Apostle Paul wrote that when the cross is preached, it results in the display of God’s power and wisdom. Thank God that what Paul wrote nearly 2000 years ago is still true today.
Teaching – Jesus told us in the Great Commission, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matt. 28:19-20 (emphasis supplied).
We preach the Word, but we also recognize how important it is to teach and to make disciples. We teach in many different ways, including mixing teaching in with our preaching, guest teaching at ministry training centers or prophetic ministry classes, distributing books, talking and counseling people one on one, and hopefully living lives worthy of being followed.
One of our passions is to encourage the pastors and church leaders in a city by hosting a breakfast for them. During these breakfasts we accomplish a number of goals, including making new friends, encouraging and praying for these precious front-line servants of God, and teaching them something from the Scriptures which will hopefully help them fulfill their ministries.
You can read about our marriage conferences for the pastors as well. We have been told by quite a few of the pastors that they are taking our materials and using them to teach their own churches.
We are praying that the Lord would provide us with more people who have the “Heart of Titus” that would be used of the Lord to follow up what we have been doing with even more indepth discipleship programs.