We are passionate about giving Australians the opportunity to know Jesus personally. Many Aussies are interested in spiritual things, but have little desire to visit a church. So how can they get to know Jesus?
MyFriends helps everyday Christians develop a lifestyle that creates opportunities for their friends and family to discover God’s story together.
MyFriends provides a community that intentionally prays, loves, cares, and shares Jesus with their non-churched friends, family, and colleagues. We’re trusting that Australians will experience Jesus and be ready to discover God’s story together, in their own communities.
MyFriends is designed specifically for a post-modern, millennial, non-churched, western culture. Having originated in Switzerland and now launched in Australia, MyFriends is bearing fruit of new believers and multiplying groups. We’re now inviting pastors, leaders, and everyday Christians to partner with us on this journey to send thousands of Jesus’ followers into the Australian community to connect their friends to Him.
MyFriends Training is delivered using a hybrid model. Multiple small groups gather face-to-face or online and join their trainer via Zoom.
The training material is in a digital format for easy viewing on any device. Some materials are available to download as printable PDFs.
In addition to the training sessions, participants will have some personal Lifestyle Practice material to complete between sessions. This can be done individually or with your group.
We ask the members of each training group to create a MyFriends WhatsApp or Messenger group to share prayer points, stories, and ask questions.
MyFriends Training is intentionally delivered over an extended period to give participants time to develop a lifestyle that connects others to Jesus. There are two components – Training and Lifestyle Practice.
The Training unpacks disciplemaking principles from the Bible and explains the MyFriends Lifestyle. The training can be delivered in large or small groups.
The Lifestyle Practice sessions are done in small groups and use the Three Thirds (Look Back, Look Up, and Look Forward) framework. They’re a time for reflection, practicing skills, setting goals, and prayer.
To keep the cost of participating in MyFriends low, we provide our training materials in a digital format. However, participants can elect to have a printed booklet for an addition $20.
MyFriends involves a commitment to 13.5 hours of Training and 9 hours of Lifestyle Practice. This can be delivered in several different ways: