CPM

2) Ed Stetzer: Creating a Culture of Multiplication

We loved Ed Stetzer’s article about “Creating a Culture of Multiplication,” …

 

www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2019/october/church-planting-series-creating-culture-of-multiplication.html

 

Stetzer nails it when he explains that missionaries and church planters need constantly to help local churches articulate the need for a culture of multiplication in the every day local church too. Stetzer got it right — again.

 

(This article first seen in Justin Long’s “Roundup.” Learn more at www.justinlong.org/roundup/ . Thanks Justin! )

 

14) The Last Bit: Debating CPM/DMM vs. Traditional Approaches (Awesome)

The actual title is, “Church Planting Approaches in Tension: Traditional Versus Movements,” but either way, this is the way a debate should be. Proponents who are great friends, plenty of time for responding, presenters with lots of experience in their topic, and much, much more. If you ever wanted to see a REAL debate between traditional church-planting approaches vs. a CPM/DMM approach, please watch this one:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5cvuFg1VVE&feature=youtu.be

Note that Missio Nexus doesn’t require you to “join” in order to watch this key session. Bless you Missio Nexus!! This one is worth watching. So, after watching it — your thoughts on who “won” the debate? Just click “Comment” after the web version of this item, please.

1) Wow — This 2414 Book is Stupendous ("A Testimony to All Peoples")

You can buy it at…

https://smile.amazon.com/24-14-Testimony-All-Peoples/dp/1687755868/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0

But did you ever hear the phrase, “You never get something for nothing?” I’m afraid 2414 is out to break the mold. Their new book, “2414 — A Testimony for All Peoples,” which is intentionally posted online absolutely free of charge and it’s packed FULL of vision, scripture, case studies, and helpful tools. Compiled by top-notch trainers (Dave Coles and Stan Parks), it’s actually a collection of a TON of articles and training pieces. And you can find it TODAY on the web for free in all its 345-page splendor simply by browsing to:

 

www.2414now.net/wp-content/uploads/Compiled-2414-Book_For-Conversion_Paperback_v2.pdf

 

You’ll learn about church-planting movements (CPM — otherwise known as disciple-making movements or DMMs). You’ll see how groups of all kinds fit in with that strategy. You’ll read about case studies, movements in the Bible, and lessons learned in the American church and with agencies. Plus you’ll be able to acquire all kinds of helpful tools for your own work. They could have asked $20. But they didn’t. Get the printed version for $8.52 and the Kindle version for under $1. Or just download the PDF version for free. It’s your choice. Well done, 2414!

 

1) Curtis Sergeant Has Refused to Write a Book: Until Now

He’s trained thousands — who have gone on to disciple HUNDREDS of thousands. In fact, probably only God knows — because Curtis would never tell. His humility wouldn’t have allowed for it. But now, you can order his first ever book — and he’s even arranged for you to receive it digitally for free. Just click to…

 

theonlyonebook.com/

 

Click the button, “Get the free ebook!” Or read some of the endorsements first. We’ve read it — and it’s worth any price. Because it will help you, truly, become a disciple worth multiplying. The secret for all of us will be — that we read and DO it. “The movement starts with you.”

 

3) Where Can We Learn More about How to Make and Multiply Disciples?

There are two recent books from two of the largest CPMs/DMMs in the world: Ying and Grace Kai’s Training for Trainers (WIGTake, 2018), and Victor John and Dave Coles, Bhojpuri Breakthrough (WIGTake 2019). Both books are available for volume discount at

 

www.churchplantingmovements.com/index.php/vertresources/bookstore

 

These two movements alone have resulted in more than two million baptisms. Please don’t forget to keep praying for Grace, who, interestingly, is the discipler of Ying. She’s had a stroke, though, so far, it looks fairly mild. She’s lost some mobility, however. Please pray hard for her.

 

4) How Many Church-Planting Movements are There Now?

Can you remember when there were approximately 100? (I remember. David Garrison was talking about 100 as recently as the mid-2000’s.)

Can you remember when there were 700? (I remember. Jerry Trousdale was writing about 700 as recently as 2015.)

How many movements do you think there are today? You might be surprised. Verified by researchers whom I (Doug) know and trust implicitly, the numbers don’t lie. There are currently:

– 3293 known CPM Engagements,  – 1006 CPMs (Stage 5 multiple streams of 4+ gen churches),  – 73.0 million believers in all CPM engagements, – 4.3 million known churches in all CPM engagements,  – An average of 72K believers per CPM,  – An average of 17 believers per church in CPMs worldwide.

Source: A Private phone call for those tracking and multiplying movements affiliated with 24:14.

 

Thank you Lord for this amazing progress. Please — fire into flames the gifts of those who are following you to help these movements!!!

 

6) Get Vetted — then Read Accel’s First (August) Edition

Here’s a new journal by movement leaders FOR movement leaders. Accel magazine shares articles like, “The Most Exciting Aspects of Church Planting Movements,” “The Kingdom Business Project Summary,” as well as case studies about movements. Some of the key contributors are the same coaches who have helped leaders like Chris Galanos (From Megachurch to Multiplication) and many others who are multiplying churches and disciples. This journal appears to be helpful not only to those working overseas, but also those seeking to launch movements in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The wild part is – it’s free of charge, once you’re vetted. Start by filling out the form at:

 

www.accelmag.org

 

8) The Tour about the Book: "The Rise and Fall of Movements"

In June, we got to hear Steve Addison, author of “The Rise and Fall of Movements.” Now the book is a tour! : ) If you can get to the USA, you can find out how close he’ll be to you by clicking to…

 

www.movements.net/tour

 

Watch his video on that page to learn more. His book is worth the read. Sometimes, the way you go INTO a movement can affect the way you come OUT!

 

12) Catch These 3 Books on Disciple-Making Movements as a Set

Amazon says these three books are frequently bought together… “The Kingdom Unleashed,” “From Megachurch to Movement,” and “More Disciples.” See them at..

 

https://www.amazon.com/More-Disciples-Becoming-Multiplying-Followers/dp/1939124166

 

You can get the entire set of 3 books for under $50. And after all, as a follower of Jesus, what’s the one thing you can take with you from this life to the next? The answer: More Disciples. In the book by that title (More Disciples), you’ll learn about every tool that’s presented in the Zúme web-based training experience, so More Disciples is a good option if you’d like to see what’s in the Zúme course too.

 

5) Zúme Course Continues Moving Forward (Web-Driven DMM Training)

Most disciple-making movement (DMM) trainers would say that live training is always preferred. But for places and times when you simply can’t go personally, Zúme offers an excellent training option. It’s a web-driven, life-on-life experience among 4 to 12 people, guided by online tools and short (3-5-minute) videos. Over 5,000 people from 107 countries have already registered to check it out. Over 1,000 of those have finished through the 9th session (out of 10), meaning that Zúme has already spun out over 5000 hours of training — and all the training is offered free of charge because of donors and volunteers. The course is already available free of charge in 9 languages, including English, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Indonesian, Somali, Spanish, Telugu and Thai. Other translations that are very close to finishing include Italian, Swahili, Portuguese, Mandarin, French, and Cantonese. Lao, German, Korean, and Turkish are in the pipeline. If you want to translate Zúme, a kit of help files is available. It can take as little as 3-5 months with the right people. If you’d like to sponsor a translation, the typical cost is around $7500. Learn more and get started in your own sample DMM training group at…

 

zumeproject.com/

 

10) Fun to Watch this "Disciple-Making Practices" Video…

…not only to make fun of the speaker, but also to realize that, when the video was made (Apr. 18, 2017), researchers were tracking between 100 to 300 disciple-making movements in the entire globe. The last we heard, that number had now swollen to something more than 1000 movements all around the world. Let’s give praise to God for these indicators of rapid and fervent growth, then let’s get busy and join them!

 

14) The Last Bit: These "7 Ongoing Elements" of a Movement are Great!

Recently, we went through coaching with Chris Galanos, the author of “From Megachurch to Movement,” and in his training, which he says is taken mostly from Stan Parks, he keeps cycling back to “7 Ongoing Elements” that pretty much have to be happening if a movement toward Christ is to occur. (Compare these to Garrison’s 10 Universals.) The 7 elements are:

 

1. Focus on God’s Word

2. Multiply extraordinary prayer

3. Cast vision

4. Train believers to go out among the lost

5. Go out among the lost

6. See groups start

7. Ongoing coaching (which could also be viewed as peer mentoring)

 

The more we interact with these, the more comfortable they feel. See how everything flows from the Bible as the first source, then prayer as the connector — which gives way to God-inspired vision, which leads one ultimately to conclude that training believers to go out among the lost is ultimately the very best use of our time. And then the rub comes. After all these trainings, we have actually to *do* what the training teaches us to do!!! That’s the tough part. But if we *do*, and if God decides to bless (His call), then we will see groups start (at least eventually). Either way, we’ve noticed clearly that, without that ongoing coaching or peer mentoring, it’s incredibly hard to keep going — and it’s also hard to know what to *do*! So these make such great sense! Well done Stan Parks… and well done Chris.

 

Your thoughts on these 7 Ongoing Elements???

 

3) "More Disciples" (the Book) Now Available on Audible.com

Are you the type that you would rather listen to an oral retelling of a book rather than sit down to read it? Do you have blurred vision by the time you get home at night? Want to make better use of your 15-minute commute to work? Regardless of the case, we hope you’ll make good use of the new book, More Disciples, now available in audio form on Audible.com. In fact, Audible has teamed up with DMM training globally by agreeing to donate $75 for every new Audible customer that signs up at this link:

 

www.audible.com/pd/B07RQVN63F/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-151337&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_151337_rh_us

 

Let us repeat that one more time: If you’re a new Audible customer and you use the above link to sign up, you will pay the absolutely normal price for Audible. (In fact, we think you get the first month free.) But once you continue your membership (and become a paying customer), Audible has teamed up to sponsor future DMM trainings and/or the translation of the Zúme course (a web-driven online and in-life experience which ALSO trains participants in the very same DMM principles as in live trainings). If just 10 people sign up, they’ll contribute $750! And there’s no upper limit. (They must appreciate you, new customers.) And from what we understand, you get to listen to many (most?) titles on Audible.com at no extra charge. It’s… all you can eat oral-storytelling on steroids!

 

Or — you can just purchase More Disciples at the price they set. Any proceeds from the sale of the audio book (or the Kindle version or the print version) also go toward DMM trainings. Zero money goes to the authors personally. Learn more at…

 

https://www.amazon.com/More-Disciples-Becoming-Multiplying-Followers/dp/1939124166

 

More Disciples is published by WIGTake (“What’s it going to take?”), a publishing company launched by David Garrison. The purpose of the book is to help you figure out how to make and multiply disciples, groups (churches), leaders, and movements in the land(s) you love. It’s written by Doug Lucas, with an introduction and epilogue by Curtis Sergeant and the foreword by David Garrison.

 

1) Revised First Edition of More Disciples Now Live on Amazon

If you’ve been considering purchasing the new book, “More Disciples,” by Doug Lucas, there’s never been a better time. The Revised First Edition (available at first in print only; Kindle Revised First Edition version to follow soon) builds on the initial version by adding Questions for Discussion at the end of every chapter, as well as at the end of the book as a whole. Colleges and universities, as well as discussion groups and adult Bible fellowships, will find these questions useful for assigning homework, as well as for facilitating discussions during group meetings. This version also supplies other helpful tools not included in the first edition, like a complete list of sample “Shema” statements designed to act as “filters” for persons of peace (people who seem especially ready to discuss spiritual things and could influence others to do the same). Finally, this new Revised First Edition makes helpful tweaks in dozens of paragraphs to make the resource even more helpful for individuals who want to apply the material right away. When it comes to multiplying disciples, leaders, churches, and movements — getting started is sometimes the toughest challenge. “More Disciples” helps you figure out exactly how to start. Author and researcher, David Garrison (who wrote the Foreword), has said, “More Disciples addresses head on the fundamental question: What’s it going to take to bring the world to faith and discipleship in Jesus Christ? More Disciples takes the centuries-old-challenge and, through the grace of God, places it within our grasp.” Find the Revised First Edition in print at:

https://www.amazon.com/More-Disciples-Becoming-Multiplying-Followers/dp/1939124166

(Watch for the new corresponding Kindle version to follow shortly.) By the way, you could view the purchase price itself as a donation to disciple-making movements. If the book ends up making any money, all proceeds will go toward translating Zúme into other languages and sponsoring live trainings for believers in frontier situations, among unreached and unengaged people groups. The author makes nothing.)

9) The GACX is a Where Discussions Can Increase Global Momentum

Shouldn’t you be there? Every moment of the 2019 GACX Global Forum, Sept. 24-27 in Dallas, is designed to increase the speed and scope of discipleship-driven church multiplication by:

 

*** sharing ideas and opportunities

*** learning from others’ experiences

*** building intentional collaborations.

 

You can register today for “Compelled” using the early-bird rate at…

 

gacx.io/forum2019/

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