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The G12 Vision is obedient to Jesus’ Commission which states “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Matt 28:19-20.
For anybody who wants to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, the mandate is clear–win souls and make disciples.
Many evangelistic efforts and church harvest events are successful in winning souls but the concern of many pastors is how to keep converts in the church so that they can be discipled and grow up to lead others in Christ.
The G12 Vision is effective in winning large numbers because it engages every single believer in the church in evangelism. It also has a high retention rate because converts are immediately followed up and assimilated into cells. Its discipleship strategy empowers every believer to be a leader, so that many more souls are won and discipled.
G12 means Government of 12. The number 12 is based on the example set by Jesus. He chose 12 disciples, built a permanent and intimate relationship with them, and modelled for them so that they were in turn able to lead and disciple others. After the death of Judas, another disciple, Matthias, was chosen to take the place of the twelfth apostle (see Acts 1:20-26). Scripture has other examples of the governance of 12, the most significant one being the organisation of Israel into 12 tribes (see Num:1-2).
Jesus mentored his 12 disciples not just to win the Jews, but to witness "in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" Acts 1:8. Likewise, we use the principle of the 12 to disciple not only our local church, but the nations of the world.
All over the world, churches have watched the astonishing growth of International Charismatic Mission (ICM), the first G12 church, and implemented the G12 Vision back home. Founder of G12 vision, Ps Cesar Castellanos, has this exhortation for us, "The ends of the earth are destined for the people of God. It is time to enter and take possession of them, conquering them for Christ."