Women in CPMs – Mission Frontiers Edition

While the story of most Disciple-Making Movements is written by and about men—featuring their roles and exploits—it is doubtful any movement in history has lacked the strategic involvement (as well as prayers) of women. Since women missionaries significantly outnumber men, and the vast majority of single missionaries are women, it…

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Prospecting for Gold and Persons of Peace

Thanks to Ted Esler for this great analogy. Prospecting for Gold and Persons of Peace I recently was in a place where there are a number of movements happening. A group of organizations are working in some of the same people groups and the results reminded me that CPM does…

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New Mission Frontiers edition

The current Mission Frontiers online edition has some very interesting articles about CPM efforts in the USA. https://www.missionfrontiers.org/issue/archive/4×4-movements From the Introduction: Field workers like Jeff Sundell and Curtis Sergeant, who have pioneered movements among unreached peoples around the world, are now applying their expertise in the U.S. in pursuit of…

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Fellowship of Prayer Strategists report

The Ethne prayer workgroup hosted the Fellowship of Prayer Strategists held Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014 in Plano, TX, at the Act Beyond offices and was attended by 45 leaders, including 2 from Africa, 5 from Latin America, 6 from Indonesia as well as from Europe and North America. Believing prayer…

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A Wind in the House of Islam

Something is happening in the Muslim world, something unprecedented in history! "In this new global study, Dr. David Garrison reveals that the first Muslim movement to Christ did not occur until the 19th century, more than 1000 years after Muhammad’s message first echoed from the minarets of Medina. This first…

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Heresy in CPMs?

One of the greatest fears about Church-Planting Movements (CPMs) is that heresy and immorality will emerge in the movement. Steve Smith addresses this fear in his article in Mission Frontiers — “The Riverbanks of a Movement” at this link: https://www.missionfrontiers.org/issue/article/kingdom-kernels5

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New Report CPM No 94 South Asia Over…

New Report: CPM No. 94. South Asia. Over 5,000 believers, and growing rapidly. Many 1st generation, substantial 2nd generation, a thin layer of 3rd generation. Update: Note that this is a near CPM. A key part of the definition of a movement is that it is consistently getting to 4th generation. This is one to be watched.