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.

 

Guest Post by David Broodryk

You can get David’s post directly from DavidBroodryk.org 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 moreGuest Post by David Broodryk

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 moreAre there HERETICS in the pews of Evangelical Churches?

Is Disciple-making Movement Strategy a Passing Fad?

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Why the “How” questions needs to be altered?

This is via Bob Tiede bob.tiede@cru.org Guest Post by Chris Thyberg Peter Block in his amazing book, The Answer to How is Yes: Acting on What Matters,  argues that “How?” questions, though critical, can often mask a defensive distraction that causes us to postpone – sometimes indefinitely – answering the prior and more important question: What is our Great … Read moreWhy the “How” questions needs to be altered?

We’ve lost our ability to converse!

Sherry Turkle’s new book Reclaiming Conversation claims that we don’t talk because of our phones.  89% of Americans say that in their last conversation that they took out a phone and it diminished the conversation. Break Free and Moment are two apps for your phone that help you see objectively just what place your phone plays in your … Read moreWe’ve lost our ability to converse!

CPM/DMM, a method John Wesley could endorse?

(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.” David Watson, a practitioner of CPM adds to definiton by suggesting four generations deep and 100 churches/Biblically functioning communities … Read moreCPM/DMM, a method John Wesley could endorse?

On Mission-Virtual Conference-FREE!

OnMission On April 6th, 2016 at 12pm ET – Missio Nexus will launch their first, inaugural OnMission virtual conference. This first conference will feature speakers in 10 minute spot-talks focused on issues the local church faces. Topics Partnership The Nations in our Neighborhoods Best Practices What I Wish They Knew… Speakers John Becker– Vision 5:9 Bob … Read moreOn Mission-Virtual Conference-FREE!

Disciple KC Conference on completing the Great Commission in KC

Join the discussion around completing the Great Commission in Kansas City Jesus commanded us to make disciples of “ALL” people groups. In response to this command Disciple KC pursues a strategy to accomplish Jesus’ last command in Kansas City. Strategically envisioning all the sectors of Kansas City; geographic, ethnological, demographic, vocational, age, income, affinity, Disciple … Read moreDisciple KC Conference on completing the Great Commission in KC

Lighting a fire to escape a fire-Now that is Counter-intuitive!

Moving from my traditional way of doing Christianity, disciple-ship took a radical change in my thinking.  Disciple Making Movement strategy is counter-intuitive to the core.  If these changes don’t reach my core then I am guilty of doing as Jesus warned, “putting new wine in old wineskins.” The transition to a new way of thinking … Read moreLighting a fire to escape a fire-Now that is Counter-intuitive!

Why we should pay attention to the AK-47?

In 1947 if you were given a decision to invest resources in a project that would shape the world, would you choose RDS-1  a bomb equal to 20 kilotons of TNT designed by Igor V. Kurchatov, lead physicist, of the Soviet nuclear weapons program OR a new light weight automatic weapon (AK-47 Automat Kalashnikov) designed by Mikhail Tomofeyevich Kalashnikov … Read moreWhy we should pay attention to the AK-47?

Christians may have gotten it wrong!

I received this from my friend and mentor Harry Brown of Cityteam.  Full disclosure, I guess would require me to cite that I am a board member of Cityteam to which I owe a debt of gratitude  to Harry, Pat, Dave, David, Hermie and others in helping me get to the understanding I have today … Read moreChristians may have gotten it wrong!

It is a simple message, isn’t it?

What began as a simple message of obedience may have been complicated by well intentioned but misguided devotees. Without institutions to educate, denominations to ordain and book companies to publish, the followers of Jesus managed to rapidly multiply from a handful to millions 300 years later.  In fact Acts 19:10 suggest that 15 million people … Read moreIt is a simple message, isn’t it?

Service/Mission trips are wasting good money? Is Michelle Kay Stanton right?

I love the internet.  Sitting at my computer minding my own business I get an email from David Broodryk a good friend and key strategist in the Disciple Making Movements.  Actually I was doing some planning for a trip I am taking to Kenya in January with 4 other people.  He sent the link below.  Since … Read moreService/Mission trips are wasting good money? Is Michelle Kay Stanton right?