From (immigrant) church to movement #2 [podcast]

Angie Sundell Training @ Global Harvest 2014-08

Angie Sundell (left) training @ Global Harvest

We normally think it’s our job to reach the immigrants God brings to our shores.

Jeff Sundell thought differently. What if God had brought African immigrants from Nigeria, Togo and Ghana to Charlotte, North Carolina so they should reach Americans?

In the second half the interview (first half), Jeff reflects on what he is learning about helping churches multiply disciples.

You can access Jeff Sundell’s resources at t4tusa. Chuck Wood’s resources are at the Jesus Up In Out network site.

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Looking for a person rather than a methodology

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I had a Skype session yesterday with my Yoda of church planting movements. He prefers to fly under the radar so we’ll call him “Yoda Bill.”

He followed up our conversation with this email on the topic of investing in the right people vs perfecting your methods.

Even today many CPM practitioner’s spend too much effort trying to get the strategy and methodology right rather than looking for the right person to invest in.

Especially among westerners, if some one says to me give me the method or give me the curriculum I know they have not understood that this is accomplished though persons rather than through methods. That is one of the contributing causes to my losing interest in the major debate over methodology

Bottom line South China worked because of Ying and Grace and what they brought to the equation rather than their T4T methodology.

I live close to major military training facility. One of their paradigms in creating leadership for high effectiveness Is  to weed out the men then train in methods.

Live from a cupboard in East London [video]

I spoke to the NewThing Network gathering in Chicago recently, live from a cupboard in East London.

Our internet hadn’t been connected and so I found a quiet place and an internet connection in a cupboard at St Peter’s Bethnal Green.

The subject was Movements.

Following and Fishing in Adelaide

Following and Fishing  Tim Scheuer

Tim Scheuer is training in Adelaide, South Australia.

Nov 15-16, 2014.

More details here.

More details here.

From (immigrant) church to movement #1 [podcast]

Pastor Qwesi & Rosemary Young

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We normally think it’s our job to reach the immigrants God brings to our shores.

Jeff Sundell thought differently. What if God had brought African immigrants from Nigeria, Togo and Ghana to Charlotte, North Carolina so they should reach Americans?

The amazing story of pastor Qwesi and the Global Harvest Family Church.

NEXT: In the second half the the interview, Jeff reflects on what he is learning about helping churches multiply disciples.

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Movements that Change the World is now available in Indonesian

Movement That Change The World

Great news. IVP has a version of Movements that Change the World published in Indonesian. 

I’m still tracking down how to obtain copies.

Getting to fourth generation – Jeff Sundell [podcast]

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Five years ago Jeff Sundell (above) set out to see if the principles and practices of church planting movements could be applied in the US. For the first time since he began that journey, Jeff is seeing third and fourth generations of new disciples, groups and churches across a variety of locations and people groups.

In the second of a two-part interview Jeff Sundell talks to Steve about what it takes to get to four generations of new disciples, groups and churches.

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From church to movement – Jeff Sundell [podcast]

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Five years ago Jeff Sundell (above) set out to see if the principles and practices of church planting movements could be applied in the US. For the first time since he began that journey, Jeff is seeing third and fourth generations of new disciples, groups and churches across a variety of locations and people groups.

In the first of a two-part interview Jeff Sundell talks to Steve about mobilising existing believers and churches to multiply disciples and reach new communities.

Next: Getting to four generations.

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David Garrison talks about A Wind in the House of Islam

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David Garrison, author of Wind in the House of Islam, talks about how Muslims around the world are discovering Jesus.
 
I recorded a longer interview with David for the Movements podcast.
 
Thanks to reader Tim for the heads up.

Lesson #7. They multiplied workers

The seventh and last lesson on how to help an existing church fuel disciple making movements.

For the background you’ll need to listen to my interview with David Broodryk.

Lesson #7. They multiplied workers

Once the change was locked in at Lighthouse, Broodryk re-engineered his contribution as a movement catalyst. He passed responsibility for introducing disciple making movements throughout Cape Town to Snyman. Snyman became the movement catalyst for Cape Town, through his leadership of Lighthouse and his training and mentoring of other church leaders. Broodryk had helped him catch a vision for reaching his city — a vision that was greater than the ministry of any one church.