Disciple Making Movements – a History and a Definition
(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?
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!
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?
Jim Yost was with us in Kansas City and we captured a lunch he had some folks interested in disciple making strategy. The video is long (40 mins.) but it has some moments that are priceless. https://youtu.be/p8wPDRVWUP4