Disciple-Making Movement

5) Interested in Understanding Movements? Try This Conference

The Network for the Missiological Study of Global Movements to Christ is calling for a “Movements Research Symposium,” Oct. 1-4, 2020, in Beirut, Lebanon. They’ve attracted at least 3 experts — David Garrison, David Lim, and Craig Ott. Their goals are to encourage research, empower front-lines implementers, foster critique, investigate the relationship between DMM and transformation, and ask for published materials on all the above. It sounds like a great meeting. In particular, they want to focus on “praxis” — what people are DOING. They’ve supposedly talked Ted Esler and Steve Addison into going. They asked us to consider it too. Would you consider it as well? Learn more at…

 

muslimministry.blogspot.com/p/movements.html

 

Fill out the form at…

 

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfq0xQaq7DQ7c1m1iKuawkiHcoptYa1pHluf6p3WEGwkrf9LA/viewform

 

or write to

movements2020atgmaildotcom  (movements2020atgmaildotcom)   (and they’ll answer from a secure email).

 

11) This Two-Hour Motion Picture is Free – and Stirring Even (DMM/Iran)

Here’s a two-hour, all-out motion picture – filmed all over the world with beautiful cinematography that will prompt many questions about disciple-making movements (DMMs), Iran, the Middle East, Muslims, and more. You could *easily* ask your small group, youth group, DMM group, or Sunday School class to watch this movie through the week then gather in your normal group to discuss it. Come up with 5 penetrating questions while you watch it (then please post your questions in the comments so others can use them) and … bam… you have a VERY engaging discussion with real-life issues. For example, “Prior to watching this movie, what were your thoughts on Iran? How did this movie change them?” or “What were some of the principles mentioned that you didn’t previously associate with DMM?” or “Imagine you’re living in Iran. Would you take the kinds of risks that these believers are taking? Why or why not?” You’ll think of dozens more. “Are there portions of the movie that you just can’t or won’t believe? Are there practices you just can’t accept into your life? Why?” It’s free. It’s engaging. And it will stir you. Volume II is the one particularly worth watching (all due respect). (Note: We kind of thought there was a gentle pitch for the organizations who produced the movie (especially near the end) but, hey, that’s typical, right? And note that we know nothing about those organizations. But the movie is engaging either way.)

 

sheepamongwolvesfilm.com/

 

(Thanks for the tip, Jeff!)

 

3) Can Disciple-making Movements Create Healthy Churches (a Podcast)

Perhaps you’ve heard that, over the years, Radius has created some doubt in the minds of some American ministries and churches as to  whether Disciple Making Movements really create healthy churches and Christians.  The Missions Podcast has been sympathetic to that perspective.  A few weeks ago, they decided to do a podcast with a DMM advocate. They chose Glenn Sunshine to do the interview because of his strong historical and theological background.  We believe you will find it interesting. Hear it at…

 

missionspodcast.com/podcast/disciple-making-movements-a-critical-discussion-with-dr-glenn-sunshine/

 

or wherever you get your podcasts by choosing the “Missions Podcast.”

 

2) Learn More About Zúme AND Disciple-Making Movement Strategies

Now, in a four-hour “DMM/Zúme Experience,” you can come away with a much deeper understanding of disciple-making movement (DMM) strategies and life practices AND learn about Zúme at the same time. (Zúme is a 10-session, 20-hour online and in-life experience designed to help your group learn and DO fruitful strategies that might lead to a disciple-making movement (DMM) in your own church, town, and region. In this “live training” experience, you get a ‘taste of DMM” in just four hours. Instructors include Frank S. (a lifetime worker in SE Asia), Curtis Sergeant (author of “The Only One” and portions of “More Disciples”), Doug Lucas (author of “More Disciples”), Eric D, and others. You’ll love how practical and biblical the whole approach is. Plus, you’ll get a free hot breakfast! : ) The venue is just a block away from the Kansas City Convention Center (Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral located at 415 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105), 8am to 12 noon on Thursday, November 14, 2019 (a buffet breakfast will be served).  Learn more and sign up at….

 

moredisciples.com/events/

 

This workshop is timed to coincide with the start-up of the International Conference on Missions (ICOM), which begins Thursday evening, Nov. 14th, at the Kansas City Convention Center. So you can come to the DMM Experience then stay for a day or two of ICOM while you’re there.

 

10) What Role Do Shepherds Play in Disciple-Making Movements?

Mark Goering posed this question in his little training video at…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsJ-oBew6A8

 

after having visited the One Body Global Church in Tampa (that must be Lee Woods’s group, right? — so maybe he was attending the 2414 deal a few weeks ago?). His little 4-minute video should give us all some food for thought about how we seek shepherds for the long haul in the disciple-making movements for which we are all praying. What’s your take on his thinking?

 

 

2) Ed Stetzer: Creating a Culture of Multiplication

We loved Ed Stetzer’s article about “Creating a Culture of Multiplication,” …

 

www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2019/october/church-planting-series-creating-culture-of-multiplication.html

 

Stetzer nails it when he explains that missionaries and church planters need constantly to help local churches articulate the need for a culture of multiplication in the every day local church too. Stetzer got it right — again.

 

(This article first seen in Justin Long’s “Roundup.” Learn more at www.justinlong.org/roundup/ . Thanks Justin! )

 

14) The Last Bit: Debating CPM/DMM vs. Traditional Approaches (Awesome)

The actual title is, “Church Planting Approaches in Tension: Traditional Versus Movements,” but either way, this is the way a debate should be. Proponents who are great friends, plenty of time for responding, presenters with lots of experience in their topic, and much, much more. If you ever wanted to see a REAL debate between traditional church-planting approaches vs. a CPM/DMM approach, please watch this one:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5cvuFg1VVE&feature=youtu.be

Note that Missio Nexus doesn’t require you to “join” in order to watch this key session. Bless you Missio Nexus!! This one is worth watching. So, after watching it — your thoughts on who “won” the debate? Just click “Comment” after the web version of this item, please.

2) Learn More About Zúme AND Disciple-Making Movement Strategies

Now, in a four-hour “DMM/Zúme Experience,” you can come away with a much deeper understanding of disciple-making movement (DMM) strategies and life practices AND learn about Zúme at the same time. (Zúme is a 10-session, 20-hour online and in-life experience designed to help your group learn and DO fruitful strategies that might lead to a disciple-making movement (DMM) in your own church, town, and region. In this “live training” experience, you get a ‘taste of DMM” in just four hours. You’ll love how practical and biblical the whole approach is. Plus, you’ll get a free hot breakfast! : ) The venue is just a block away from the Kansas City Convention Center (Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral located at 415 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105), 8am to 12 noon on Thursday, November 14, 2019 (a buffet breakfast will be served).  Learn more and sign up at….

 

moredisciples.com/events/

 

This workshop is timed to coincide with the start-up of the International Conference on Missions (ICOM), which begins Thursday evening, Nov. 14th, at the Kansas City Convention Center. So you can come to the DMM Experience then sta7 for a day or two of ICOM while you’re there.

 

8) The Tour about the Book: "The Rise and Fall of Movements"

In June, we got to hear Steve Addison, author of “The Rise and Fall of Movements.” Now the book is a tour! : ) If you can get to the USA, you can find out how close he’ll be to you by clicking to…

 

www.movements.net/tour

 

Watch his video on that page to learn more. His book is worth the read. Sometimes, the way you go INTO a movement can affect the way you come OUT!

 

8) Discover the Discover App (a Bible Study App for Android/iPhone)

The Discover App is a free Discovery Bible Study (DBS) app for Android and iPhone in English, Arabic, Somali, Dari, Pashto and Indonesian (with more languages in development). It is ideal for running DBS groups and making disciples who make disciples – even if you don’t speak the language of the people you are reaching. Try it today on your phone.

 

discoverapp.org

 

When you search your marketplace for the app, be sure to call it “Discover Bible” — and the author will be “books.”

 

12) Catch These 3 Books on Disciple-Making Movements as a Set

Amazon says these three books are frequently bought together… “The Kingdom Unleashed,” “From Megachurch to Movement,” and “More Disciples.” See them at..

 

https://www.amazon.com/More-Disciples-Becoming-Multiplying-Followers/dp/1939124166

 

You can get the entire set of 3 books for under $50. And after all, as a follower of Jesus, what’s the one thing you can take with you from this life to the next? The answer: More Disciples. In the book by that title (More Disciples), you’ll learn about every tool that’s presented in the Zúme web-based training experience, so More Disciples is a good option if you’d like to see what’s in the Zúme course too.

 

10) Zúme Project Adds Swahili

Next time you have a sec, if you speak Swahili or know someone who does, stop by…

 

zumeproject.com/

 

and check out the brand new Swahili version of the Zúme Project. Zúme is an on-line and in-life learning experience designed for small groups who follow Jesus to learn how to obey His Great Commission and make disciples who multiply. It takes 10 weeks to complete and is completely free of charge because donors have gone before and made possible productions like this new Swahili version. Yay! Thank you to all those who have made this possible!

 

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