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A Disciple-Making Movement Visualized

L.J. Evers, the team leader of the Keystone Project Houston team has developed a visual to help teach his team the steps of multiplying a disciple-making movement. This flowchart is an adaption of the 4 Fields approach to church planting movements found within the T4T training program. This Keystone Project chart specifically emphasizes working to…

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Mission and Community

Study after study has confirmed that groups that try to start with a goal of community, and hope somehow to move toward a mission, almost never get there. A mission must be the organizing principle of the group. When we start with a mission, we always get the community, because we band together for a common goal, because we’ll need to care for one another in the midst of the battle of the mission.

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Disciple-Making Fuels Church Planting

Effective discipleship builds the church, not the other way around. We need to understand the church as the effect of discipleship and not the cause. If you set out to build the church, there is no guarantee you will make disciples. It is far more likely that you will create…

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Challenge and Invitation

Fundamentally, effective leadership is based upon an invitation to relationship and a challenge to change. A gifted discipler is someone who invites people into a covenental relationship with him or her, but challenges that person to live into his or her true identity in very direct yet graceful ways.

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Multiplication Movement Infograph

This infograph put together by City Church of Woodbine captures vividly a disciple making movement and how it overflows into a movements of church planting as well. (The image above is only a small preview of the entire thing).

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Setting Movement DNA

The secret of success in this work lies in beginning at the very beginning. It is the training of the first converts which sets the type for the future. If the first converts are taught to depend upon the missionary, if all work, evangelistic, educational, social is concentrated in his hands, the infant community learns…

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Slavery is Not the Best Training for Liberty

Slavery is not the best training for liberty. It is only by exercise that powers grow. To do things for people does not train them to do them for themselves…. The work of the missionary is education in this sense: it is the use of means to reveal to his converts a spiritual power which…

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Western Enculturation and the Modern Church

This form of organization is natural to men with our character and experience: it is not in any sense a universal mode of expression. The erection of buildings, the management of property and the creation of an army of professional preachers is to us at this moment of the world’s history the natural and obvious…

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