What Happened to Vision One Million?

What Happened to Vision One Million?

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I would imagine that some of you have been asked, “What has become of ‘Vision One Million’?” After all - it was the catchy phrase and expression of our division for years. Now, there is talk of Total Member Involvement (TMI), Lord Transform Me (LTM) and P.U.S.H (Pray Until Something Happen). Yes, the name ‘Vision One Million’ has been replaced but certainly not its emphasis on soul winning. In fact, there is an even greater focus on evangelism geared at involving the full membership, all church departments, local field, institutions and unions through a comprehensive initiative known as Lord Transform Me.
 
What Is Lord Transform Me?
            Lord Transform Me is a comprehensive undertaking of the Inter-American Division, designed at getting all workers and members to embrace a total transformation of person as a means to fulfilling the mission of the church, which is the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus’ salvation. Based on Romans 12: 2, “Be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God,” it is anticipated that a renewed mind will result in a “reformation in the way that [we] live, interact and serve.”  Therefore, there will be a deliberate effort to influence others in accepting Jesus as their Savior and become His disciples.
 
What Is Involved in Lord Transform Me?
There are five principle components of Lord Transform Me. They are:
  • Transform and Live - aimed at engaging the total membership to read the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy writings, the 28 Fundamental Beliefs and materials related to Righteousness by Faith and Faithfulness to God. I guess you would have recognized a definite correlation with the daily reading plan of Believe in His Prophets and the United in Prayer focus inclusive of ATCU’s P.U.S.H.
  • Explore and Learn - trains and assists members to identify, use and develop their talents in fulfilling the mission of the church.
  • Connect and Share – helps members and non-members deal with their social, physical and emotional issues as a means to befriending others and leading them to Christ.
  • Proclaim and Reap – trains and equips pastors to enable and empower members to engage in ministries aimed at reaping souls for the Kingdom of God through various evangelistic campaigns and approaches.
  • Conserve and Disciple – devises appropriate methods and strategies to retain members and disciple them into productive and active members thus, strengthening and adding to the Kingdom of God.
 
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            Given the aforementioned, it must be obvious that the principles of Vision One Million have not been discarded. Instead, Vision One Million has been expanded to include the total membership of the church in keeping with the General Conference TMI. Just as there was a given union where the division targeted for training and reaping each year, Lord Transform Me will do the same beginning this year with the East Venezuela Union focusing on the theme of the Righteousness of Christ. In 2017, the focus will be on Doctrinal Study Part 1 in the Inter-Oceanic Mexican Union in Mexico. Then in 2018, we will focus on Doctrinal Study Part 2 in the Haitian Union and concluding in 2019 in the Bahamas, our very own union, with a focus on Faithfulness to Christ. Essentially, Vision One Million has not gone anywhere. It has been subsumed in Lord Transform Me. Accordingly, you can expect to hear more about this in your field, local church and institution. LTM is more than a catchy phrase; it is a strategic focus for the entire division, and the leadership of ATCU is thrilled to be a part of this exciting and all encompassing plan involving the total church in the work of the Lord, as we look forward to Christ’s return. Let’s embrace LTM personally and corporately!