COUNTING MISSIONARIES – By Justin Long Jun 3, 2020 | Essays | 0  In the spring and fall, I frequently teach Lesson 9 of Perspectives. Whenever I do, one feature of the session that is often done, either at the beginning or at the middle break, is the ‘Worldview Demonstration’. Using coins and matchsticks (or some variant thereof), … Read more COUNTING MISSIONARIES


Guest post by Will Mancini For well over a decade I have been dreaming about a toolbox and training experience that would deliver something very special to any follower of Jesus. What is that something special? It’s the ability to really grasp the trajectory of one’s Ephesians 2:10 “good works”—what believers for centuries have called vocation or specific … Read more THE YOUNIQUE BOOK: MAKE 2020 YOUR YEAR FOR CRYSTAL-CLEAR PERSONAL CALLING

CPM/DMM a Neo-Reformed approach to evangelism?

(CPM refers to David Garrison’s use of the term in  his book Church Planting Movements and provides this definition “a rapid multiplication of indigenous churches planting churches that sweeps through a people group or population segment.” DMM refers to Disciple Making Movements which is my preferred westernization of CPM.  CPM might be thought of as the effect and DMM as the cause.

How do movements start, by finding persons of peace.  A concept found in Luke 10 and Matthew 10.  Someone who is spiritually receptive, has a network of relationships and is willing to give you access to these networks.

From that access the Scripture is placed in an context (person of peace’s network) and atmosphere of discovery (learner driven discussion rather than teacher/lecture oriented environment) where people read and respond to God’s truth.

The end game of this group is obedience,  (see this video) responding to God speaking and sharing it with their family.  So each group ends with two vital actions, identifying a measurable response to what God has said and a commitment to share what God is doing on one’s life with someone.  Both of which are discussed at the beginning of the next week’s group establishing a context of accountability.

TULIP which every young Calvinist cuts their teeth frames a world view.  Several of these points are the basis of disciple-making movements theology.

  • Total Depravity, all of a human and all of humanity in need of a Redeemer relationship with the Creator God.  THEREFORE
  • Unconditional election, God must bring the dead to life, working in their hearts calling them to himself which is what the Person of Peace concept asserts.  God is out their working and we awakening people and we need to join him.

The person of peace concept, coupled with II Corinthians 5:16-21 which declares that God is in the world reconciling it (the world) to himself, should provide ample motivation for the the Calvinist to be about his Father’s business.  It is not enough to know a Sovereign God, we are called to obey him.

There are people out there that God has chosen to work thru and our job is simply to get out there and allow God to reveal them to us.  As we do that we involve ourselves not only in the ends that our Sovereign God has ordained but we join Him in the means that He has ordained as well.


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Guest Post by David Broodryk

You can get David’s post directly from Movements are not a technique by David Broodryk Published: Sunday, 26 March 2017 19:37 About 20 years ago, I became involved in the cell church movement. Churches around the world were discovering that Sunday services were not great for making disciples. Initially, there was massive resistance to … Read more Guest Post by David Broodryk

Shoal Creek March 19, 2017 What’s the Big Idea? #3

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Shoal Creek March 12, 2017 What’s the Big Idea? #2

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Shoal Creek March 5, 2017 Shoal Creek: What’s the Big Idea #1

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Are there HERETICS in the pews of Evangelical Churches?

Often when someone encounters Disciple-making Movement strategy, they get concerned about non-believers reading the Bible, learn to obey and share what they are learning.  The question goes like this, “How do you avoid heresy?”  The presumption is, there must be a “trained” human there to manage the content to avoid ‘misinterpreting’ the Bible. I heard … Read more Are there HERETICS in the pews of Evangelical Churches?