Disciple-Making Movement

2) Learn More About Zúme AND Disciple-Making Movement Strategies

Now, in a four-hour “DMM/Zúme Experience,” you can come away with a much deeper understanding of disciple-making movement (DMM) strategies and life practices AND learn about Zúme at the same time. (Zúme is a 10-session, 20-hour online and in-life experience designed to help your group learn and DO fruitful strategies that might lead to a disciple-making movement (DMM) in your own church, town, and region. In this “live training” experience, you get a ‘taste of DMM” in just four hours. Instructors include Frank S. (a lifetime worker in SE Asia), Curtis Sergeant (author of “The Only One” and portions of “More Disciples”), Doug Lucas (author of “More Disciples”), Eric D, and others. You’ll love how practical and biblical the whole approach is. Plus, you’ll get a free hot breakfast! : ) The venue is just a block away from the Kansas City Convention Center (Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral located at 415 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105), 8am to 12 noon on Thursday, November 14, 2019 (a buffet breakfast will be served).  Learn more and sign up at….

 

moredisciples.com/events/

 

This workshop is timed to coincide with the start-up of the International Conference on Missions (ICOM), which begins Thursday evening, Nov. 14th, at the Kansas City Convention Center. So you can come to the DMM Experience then stay for a day or two of ICOM while you’re there.

 

10) What Role Do Shepherds Play in Disciple-Making Movements?

Mark Goering posed this question in his little training video at…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsJ-oBew6A8

 

after having visited the One Body Global Church in Tampa (that must be Lee Woods’s group, right? — so maybe he was attending the 2414 deal a few weeks ago?). His little 4-minute video should give us all some food for thought about how we seek shepherds for the long haul in the disciple-making movements for which we are all praying. What’s your take on his thinking?

 

 

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.

2) Learn More About Zúme AND Disciple-Making Movement Strategies

Now, in a four-hour “DMM/Zúme Experience,” you can come away with a much deeper understanding of disciple-making movement (DMM) strategies and life practices AND learn about Zúme at the same time. (Zúme is a 10-session, 20-hour online and in-life experience designed to help your group learn and DO fruitful strategies that might lead to a disciple-making movement (DMM) in your own church, town, and region. In this “live training” experience, you get a ‘taste of DMM” in just four hours. You’ll love how practical and biblical the whole approach is. Plus, you’ll get a free hot breakfast! : ) The venue is just a block away from the Kansas City Convention Center (Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral located at 415 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105), 8am to 12 noon on Thursday, November 14, 2019 (a buffet breakfast will be served).  Learn more and sign up at….

 

moredisciples.com/events/

 

This workshop is timed to coincide with the start-up of the International Conference on Missions (ICOM), which begins Thursday evening, Nov. 14th, at the Kansas City Convention Center. So you can come to the DMM Experience then sta7 for a day or two of ICOM while you’re there.

 

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!

 

8) Discover the Discover App (a Bible Study App for Android/iPhone)

The Discover App is a free Discovery Bible Study (DBS) app for Android and iPhone in English, Arabic, Somali, Dari, Pashto and Indonesian (with more languages in development). It is ideal for running DBS groups and making disciples who make disciples – even if you don’t speak the language of the people you are reaching. Try it today on your phone.

 

discoverapp.org

 

When you search your marketplace for the app, be sure to call it “Discover Bible” — and the author will be “books.”

 

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.

 

10) Zúme Project Adds Swahili

Next time you have a sec, if you speak Swahili or know someone who does, stop by…

 

zumeproject.com/

 

and check out the brand new Swahili version of the Zúme Project. Zúme is an on-line and in-life learning experience designed for small groups who follow Jesus to learn how to obey His Great Commission and make disciples who multiply. It takes 10 weeks to complete and is completely free of charge because donors have gone before and made possible productions like this new Swahili version. Yay! Thank you to all those who have made this possible!

 

10) GACX Forum Awaits Your Discovery of Disciple-making Movements (DMM)

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” at…

 

gacx.io/forum2019/

 

11) Enlarged Edition of More Disciples Live on Amazon (Kindle/Printed)

The Revised First (Enlarged) Edition (available now in both print and Kindle) 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. It explicitly contains backdrop information on every tool presented in the Zúme disciple-making movement (DMM) course so it’s designed from the get-go as a great companion guide to Zúme in general. Find the Revised First Edition in print at:

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

Remember — the book’s purchase price could be viewed as a donation to disciple-making movements since any and 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.)

 

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.

 

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