5) Anyone read “Pioneering Movements?” It Looks Good

pioneering_movementsHave you read Steve Addison’s “Pioneering Movements?” Would you have a moment to comment? It looks good. With the subtitle, “Leadership that Multiplies Disciples and Churches,” this book is, according to the author, meant for anyone who wants to “obey Jesus example and call to pioneer movements of disciples and churches throughout the world, until he returns.” With a Forward by David Garrison, Jerry Trousdale wrote, of Pioneering Movements, “Steve Addison’s third book on movements builds on his previous writings by inviting Christ Followers to become “movement pioneers” wherever they live. Pioneering Movements is filled with examples of such people from the early church, Christian history, and modern day movements. Steve makes a compelling case that God can use any Christ Followers to replicate disciple making, while also providing simple, practical steps to get started.” Order it at…

3) Learn Disciple Making Movement Principles a Chunk at a Time

The idea behind the 30-Day Challenge at…group-prayer

is that you’ll be able to pick up Disciple Making Movement principles and practices by investing just 5-15 minutes per day during a 30-day window. Once you’ve got them “down pat” for 30 days, you’ll find they’re like any new positive habit. Maybe Christmas break is the perfect time to launch a 30-Day Challenge. Try it. You can always unsubscribe at any time. Log on to MoreDisciples and sign up for the 30-Day Challenge today.

9) Who’s writing the best stuff on Disciple-making Movements NOW?

trousdaleAround six months ago, there was a flurry of momentum in preparing materials in disciple-making movements (DMM). But it looks like iDisciple (CityTeam’s website) has kind of floundered at…

Of course, rather than sitting behind computers doing office work, maybe everybody’s out making disciples. : ) But still… who’s writing. Their latest conference shows up as 2014…

But I thought for sure they had one in Mesa, AZ, in 2015. Trousdale’s book (Miraculous Movements) still seems to be gaining momentum, right?

And Harry Brown wrote, “The DMM Principles God has revealed to Cityteam are Simple, Sustainable and Scalable allowing movements to spread across the globe. Over the last 10 years we have seen the Lord raise up over 35,909 new churches with 1,086,406 new believers in 51 countries spread across 303 different people groups.” But, alas, it’s hard to find the state of the art. What are YOU seeing in DMM resource preparation? Where are the sites and training materials YOU are using?

2) How to Learn to Multiply Multiplying Disciples — Online!

gc-fulfilledAlmost sounds impossible, doesn’t it. But Curtis’ website at…

is seeking to enable an online training model for multiplying disciples who make disciples. While registering, you’re tempted to think there’s bound to be a ‘catch’ somewhere — and that surely there’s a charge. But, at least so far, there’s not. All the training is absolutely free. (Thank you for your fantastic attitude, Curtis — and the entire JP Exec team.) Better get this training today. If they’re successful, the world will be reached tomorrow, then Jesus will come, and you’ll miss out. :-)

14) The BackPage: Learn to Facilitate Discovery Bible Studies (DBSes) via Video

They’re all the craze now. And for good reason. Researchers are pointing to HUNDREDS of thousands of participants in a wave of new growth in churches and homes around the world. Now, use this set of videos to get a jump-start prior to diving into your first study. There are 16 videos in all, but none is longer than 5 minutes. Watching all 16 will take you less than 80 minutes, which is approximately the length of one Bible study. (So you could, in effect, think of these 16 videos as your intro session — then start the actual method in your next session.)

Disciple making Movements (CityTeam)

Miraculous Movements (7 videos)

Discovery Group Process (Dave Hunt, CityTeam)

Discovery Bible Study (“Mike,” at Bama Wesley)

The Bible Study Process Within a Discovery Group (CityTeam, Dave Hunt)

The Person of Peace (CityTeam, Dave Hunt)

The Characteristics of a Disciple Maker (Richard Williams, CityTeam)

Revealing Jesus without Revealing your culture (Richard Williams, CityTeam)

Converts of Disciples? Christians or Believers? (Richard Williams, CityTeam)

The Discovery Group Process (Trudy Read, CityTeam)

1) These “Miraculous Movement” Videos Will Teach Us How to Lead DMM’s

1) These “Miraculous Movement” Videos Will Teach Us How to Lead DMM’s
Disciple-Making Movements (DMM’s) are sweeping the globe. And now, you can learn how to implement them for your neighborhood by watching this series in YouTube. First, start with the opening video, which casts the vision…

Then watch these 7 videos (which explain the practical how-to’s.

6) Sharpen your Disciple Making Movement skills

dmmHow is it possible that three illiterate farmer’s wives have started a total of 40 discipleship groups and churches?! Has disciple making been made too complex? What can be learned from this and many other disciple-making movements around the world? And more importantly, how did Jesus make disciples? What can be learned from the Bible?

Act Beyond is hosting a special, three day, Disciple Making Movement training in Plano, TX, July 3-5. People new to Disciple Making Movements as well as those who have had some training before are welcome. Go to

to learn more and to register for this and other DMM trainings. Questions? Feel free to contact Pete at
pjeatbeyonddotorg or +1-469-814-8234

12) Learn About Disciple Making Movements in 12 Minutes

For a brief (5-minute video) on how Disciple Making Movements (Church Planting Movements) work, and why they are needed among the unreached, ActBeyond has two videos. The first,

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is 5 minutes long and covers it in brief. The second,

is about 7 minutes long and covers some more commonly asked questions. ActBeyond is a 30-year old mission agency (formerly Mission to Unreached Peoples) solely focused on sending teams to the unreached to start movements. They are part of the global Ephesus Initiative (seeking movements that cascade amongst whole people clusters), and have regular training events for any who wish to learn. For more details see

or contact Justin
justinatbeyonddotorg with any questions, and he’ll help you find answers.

14) The BackPage: Disciple Making Movements Are Awakening the Church

disciples make disciplesWe’ve been following with interest the whole “disciple-making movement” (DMM) movement. In some ways, it remind me of Donald McGavran’s “Church Growth Movement” of the 1980’s. These movements seem to pick up more and more steam until they reach a “tipping point” — at which time we suddenly look around and observe, “Wow — this is a really big deal.” DMM’s seem, to me, to be at that tipping point.

If you’re not familiar with the thinking, it seems that CityTeam has done as much as any other agency or church to quantify exactly what we mean by a DMM. They are documenting and developing the materials as fast as or faster than anyone else. For example, see their introductory screens here:

They have even quantified the vision, mission and values here:

and observed some prime locations in the USA in which DMM’s are flourishing, here:

What does all this mean for missions? Well it could result in some very positive growth. Students of George Patterson’s “Obedience-oriented education and evangelism” (of the 1970’s) have written that it was some of the most solid church growth (and church multiplication) they have ever observed. Disciples were deep AND rapidly-multiplying. If we could get the hang of this deal, without being caught up in jealousy, in-fighting, disunity and strife over who gets the credit, it would mean a huge chapter of growth for the church of the new millennium.

What are your thoughts on DMM, City Team, iDisciple seminars, and church growth? Any personal testimonies? Thoughts pro or con? Thoughts about how we can keep away jealousy and envy for what others are doing for the Kingdom? If so, please just click “comment” after the web version of this item. Thanks in advance for your opinion.

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