CPM

4) Here’s a Cool 30-minute Talk About Doing CPM in Urban Settings

At the 2018 Forum for the Global Alliance for Church Multiplication, Jeff Sundell shared lessons learned from his 10 years of experience in South Asia. Now you can hear the whole thing for free at…

 

gacx.io/videos/cpm-in-urban-settings/

 

(Thanks GACX!) By the way, the 2019 GACX is Sept. 24-27 in Dallas. Mark your calendars. More details will be released by GACX shortly.

14) The Last Bit: Special Request of our Canadian Readers – Please Help

Are you a Canadian participant in the whole Brigada experience? If so, could we please ask for your help? We’ve been asked to help coordinate the Canadian launch of a new web-driven training course called Zúme. Zúme is available online at…

 

www.zumeproject.com

 

You can start any time (i.e., you don’t have to wait until a certain cycle begins to sign up and get started). All you need is 4-12 people in a group and… bam… you too can learn how to become a disciple worth reproducing as well as how you can work within groups to multiply. Those groups will help you establish greater accountability, a deeper prayer life, more disciples, and much, much more. So the Canadian launch of Zúme is coming up April 7th and 8th. I (Doug) would love to learn how we might make this launch a genuinely Canadian experience. So I have to ask of you, Canadians — please, what are the typical things that annoy you about U.S. of Americans? What do we do that really cheeses you off? How can we keep from pride or jingoism? What might prompt you, as a Canadian, to consider implementing Zúme in your own church or group across the entire (giant) nation of Canada? The first piece of advice we received was to read, “Why We Act Like Canadians,” by Pierre Berton. But we want even more. Please click into the comment box of the web version of this item to let us know how we avoid bungling this. And if you’d like to help plan it, you’re invited. Just send us a note at:

 

www.brigada.org/contact

 

Thanks in advance for any help you can give to help us redeem this.

12) How Would You Describe the Missionary Task?

The IMB described it this way:

a) Entry

b) Evangelism

c) Discipleship

d) Healthy Church Formation

e) Leadership Training

f) Partnership and exit

 

See the full out line in blog items like this one…

 

www.imb.org/topic-term/six-components-missionary-task/

 

and zero in on particular items in articles like this one, on the disciple-making task, for example:

 

www.imb.org/2018/10/29/missionary-task-disciple-making/

 

What’s YOUR take on this kind of component model of the missionary task? What do you feel the IMB has left out that should have been included? Please jot your answer in a Comment following the web version of this item. Thanks in advance for your opinion!

 

12) If You’re Still Interested In Background Material on Why DMM

We recently featured an article by a brother who basically tried to throw cold water on disciple-making movements (DMM) and church-planting movements (CPM) by asking if they were biblical. We’ve decided we’re no longer going to push more traffic his way by even referring to his article by link, however, we did see a thoughtful response by L.D. Waterman at…

http://btdnetwork.org/a-straw-man-argument-to-prove-what-god-shouldnt-do-a-critique-of-chad-vegas-a-brief-guide-to-dmm/

So we at least thought we’d mention it here. : )

1) Free Cases of Mission Frontiers on Starting Movements

MF-Mar-Apr_2014-CoverThe upcoming Mar/Apr Mission Frontiers features five case studies of sending-base churches applying biblical movement principles to equip their members as “church-planting” missionaries to their families, relational networks and communities. This is a huge step in equipping and engaging local church members in evangelism, discipleship and church-planting, in reaching the internationals in our midst, and in preparing future missionaries to the unreached.

For those who would like to help get these into the hands of pastors and Christian leaders, a generous donor has arranged to offer 60 free cases shipped from the printer in late February to U.S. addresses (100 copies per case=a $400 value). Any surplus will be available mid-March, shipped in boxes of 60.

Preview the issue at

http://NPL2025.org/pub/2016_MA_MF_Preview.pdf

Reserve your quantity at

http://www.noplaceleft2025.org/reserve-2016-mf

3) Have a BA Degree? Get TESOL and Missions training for Asia

cpxAll Nations Family mission agency has partnered with 10 universities in Asia to provide teachers. They also offer a missions bootcamp called Church Planting Experience (CPx) in Kansas City June 5-24 which ramps up to departing for Asia in August. Also, Online TESOL training is available for those without teaching experience for $250 and CPx costs $1500 (includes housing). Families encouraged to bring their children to CPx. Learn more at…

http://allnations.us/train-and-go/church-planting-experience-cpx/cpx-faqs/

4) Treasure-trove of Resources about Church-planting Movements

Are you into CPM’s — or desire to be? Then be sure to stop and see…

http://www.churchplantingmovements.com/

The wealth of resources there blows me away. For example, there’s a “RAD” booklet at…

http://www.churchplantingmovements.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=135:rad-rapidly-advancing-disciples&catid=36:the-big-picture&Itemid=78

It alone is worth the cost of admission. (Which, by the way, is zero.) There’s a concise version and a full version that is a couple of hundred pages, sufficient to tell you what to say on week by week talks at a new house church movement. Can’t wait to try these out.

1) Experience T4T in Spain this Summer

T4TYou have read about the T4T model of Church Planting Movements in Mission Frontiers and here in Brigada. Come to Spain this summer for a mentored experience among North African immigrants. This will not only bless the nations you’ll be working among, it will give you the skills and experience to lead others in developing a Church Planting Movement in your own context. Two sessions are available: June 23 to July 2nd, and/or July 24 to Aug 2nd. The agenda is outlined here:

http://gemission.org/serve/madrid-spain-short-term-mission-trip

For more information, contact Robby
RobbydotButlerattheMissionNetworkdotorg

If you’re interested, better respond by April 16th. This trip will fill fast.

14) The BackPage: Feedback from the Field

Visiting the field helps keep one fresh and “plugged-in” to the issues affecting our global workers. These past couple of weeks, I’ve been traveling through Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Here are three sample issues I’ve picked up on. Are these affecting your field too? What’s your take on them?

*** Living in an age of political uncertainty — It’s always been dicey out there in certain fields. However, since the terrorist bombings in Kenya and the attacks on 9/11, since Afghanistan and Iraq, and since the so-called Arab Awakenings, …is it my imagination, or are we living in a time more unstable, politically and economically, and ever before? This creates added stress for cross-cultural workers, who already had more stress than they needed just dealing with language, culture, and strategy.

*** Will community transformational ministries speed up or slow down the establishment of strong church-planting movements (CPM’s) — In the CPM’s that Garrison studied, he concluded that they seemed to swirl around the “10 universals” that he discovered. (Read more at…

http://simplechurchathome.com/PDF&PowerPoint/ChurchPlantingMovements.pdf )

At one point, he even went so far as to say that the movements that he studied didn’t result from community projects. Do you have any experience with CPM’s that DID come about by transformational service projects?

*** Paying nationals — Is it my imagination, or are more and more churches (in missionary sending lands) wanting to support the work of nationals from other countries rather than sending out members of their own homeland? In their zeal to do so, are they sometimes resorting to the equivalent of paying the salaries of national pastors and, if so, is this bad strategy for growing the indigenous church?

We appreciate your feedback and input on these issues. If you have an opinion, please click “Comment” in the online (web) version of Brigada and tell us what you think. You can always do so anonymously if you choose. Thanks in advance for participating!

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