This past week, we received a question from a team implementing disciple-making movement (DMM) strategies. They’re starting to see some early signs of movement in their work — which is super-encouraging. But the streams they’re seeing are located in various provinces somewhat distant from one another throughout their large country. So their question was, “When it comes to measuring a DMM as far as “4 streams wide” [the benchmark typically given as being the marks of the beginnings of a true movement toward Christ), is there any experience/knowledge as far as geographical proximity that indicate the presence or absence of an actual movement (or that affect the factor of momentum)? For example, just talking in terms of 4th generations, if we have 1 stream in our city that has reached a 4th generation, another in a city 4 hours north of us, and two others in the southeast of a city 3 hours east of us, would these four streams of 4th generation groups be considered a DMM in our field? Or is there any indication from other experiences that close proximity would positively impact the momentum of the movement and thus not technically be considered a DMM?” We couldn’t recall ever seeing anything written on this — and a search around the web couldn’t turn up anything either. Any Brigada participants out there with any citations or experience in this question? If so, please click “Comment” following the web version of this item. And thanks in advance for your help!

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