I’ve always loved titles of classes of people. They make you proud, cause you to revolt and sometime just laugh. #perennial! Love this from Gina Pell. See notation below to find her work. Because age ain’t nothin’ but a number This content is appropriate for people of all ages. And that’s the point. The days … Read more Meet the Perennials!
Guest Post by David Broodryk Is DMM a passing fad? originally published: Monday, 19 September 2016 read more by David at http://davidbroodryk.org Several years ago, I participated in discussions that led to renaming the term “Church Planting Movements (CPM)” to “Disciple Making Movements (DMM).” This was an attempt to more accurately define these movements around … Read more Is Disciple-making Movement Strategy a Passing Fad?
This is via Bob Tiede firstname.lastname@example.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 more Why the “How” questions needs to be altered?
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 more We’ve lost our ability to converse!
(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 more CPM/DMM, a method John Wesley could endorse?
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 more On Mission-Virtual Conference-FREE!
In the vein that condoms allow for safe sex, the Christian world has followed suit putting a barrier between “them” and “us” allowing for a safe, non-transferrable Christianity. There are Christian schools, music, books, toys, art, bookstores, dating sites, movies, youtube look a like, vacations, yellow pages, jewelry and don’t forget the clothing, not the … Read more Condomzied Christianity
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 more Disciple KC Conference on completing the Great Commission in KC
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 more Lighting a fire to escape a fire-Now that is Counter-intuitive!
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 more Why we should pay attention to the AK-47?
On a visit to Montreal, I was taking in the haut cuisine in the hipster area of this old city. Picking a place to eat was difficult but thoroughly worth the trouble. Once seated and with menu in hand, I began the grueling task of deciding what gastronomical pleasures would be mine this day. To … Read more Oh, you don’t speak French?
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 more Christians may have gotten it wrong!
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 more It is a simple message, isn’t it?
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 more Service/Mission trips are wasting good money? Is Michelle Kay Stanton right?
If you’ve been alive for the last 40 years you’ve been approached by someone who considers themselves a “network” marketer. To be honest we used to call them “Multi-level Marketers” or MLM for short but that became a negative bombshell so now we call them “network” marketers. Every decade seems to populated with new and … Read more Why “Network” Marketers Succeed?
Law enforcement waited 35 minutes before breaching the Bataclan Theater last month in Paris. Anderson Cooper on a recent 60 minutes quoted a law enforcement official saying that this response is based on an old American model that has been abandoned. Columbine was a gruesome teacher. Police waited 45 minutes before breaching the building. While … Read more Wait, Law Enforcement Establishment Are Reversing Their Advice
Bee Wilson in her latest book, First Bite, points to ways that work and don’t work when you are trying to change someone’s diet. Frightening discovery—- Despite the large amounts of money spent by governments, vegetable consumption is going down. The more people get advised to eat vegetables the less it seems they eat them. … Read more Have we been going in the wrong direction?
Click here to go to the post. or step thru them question by question. Here are the 13 questions we will attempt to answer: 1. How many refugees come to the US every year? 2. How does the number of refugees compare to other types of immigrants? 3. Where do refugees come from? 4. How many refugees … Read more 13 Of The Most Pressing Questions About Refugees Answered With Charts