Category Archives: Movement Principles

How to keep the birds out of your beard

Temptations of course cannot be avoided, but because we cannot prevent the birds from flying over our heads, there is no need that we should let them nest in our hair. Martin Luther I received news this week of another Christian leader stood down for sexual sin. You don’t need the details. If I was […]

Movement Pioneers practice Radical Candor

I sent the link to this presentation to one of my Yodas. It’s on Radical Candor. My Yoda taught me that it’s a characteristic of teams that breakthrough in multiplying disciples and churches. The team learns as members engage in the harvest and mobilise others. Then they get in the room and share what God […]

105-Steve talks to Dave Ferguson about Pioneering Movements

In this podcast Dave Ferguson and I discuss Pioneering Movements at the NewThing Leadership Gathering 2015. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS


Movement Pioneers look back, then move forward

Some more wisdom from someone who has been training, coaching and mentoring movement pioneers for a long, long, time. Guys It’s getting close to the end of the calendar year. It’s time for reflection. So of all the guys you have stood in front of this year who is seriously getting on towards a movement? […]

Movement Pioneers build teams and systems

This wisdom just came in from Mr Smith, my movements Yoda. Steve I practice and train in the insights I’ve gained from this book. Leaders who see movements create great systems and teams. Here’s a summary, but the whole book is worth reading. Bill “Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration” (Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward […]

Movement Pioneers are aggressive

I dedicated Pioneering Movements to a man we’ll call “Mr Smith”. He prefers to fly under the radar. He has done more than most people I know to train, inspire, and mentor the people who multiply disciples and churches around the world. I can feel him cringe as I say that! Anyway Mr Smith has just […]

104-Steve Addison talks to Troy Cooper about Pioneering Movements

Steve Addison, the author of Pioneering Movements, talks to Troy Cooper about his new book. Steve is the good looking one. “Pioneering Movements: Leadership That Multiplies Disciples and Churches” (Steve Addison) Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS


102-Nathan Shank: The five levels of movement leadership (2)

Nathan Shank discusses the Five Levels of Movement Leadership. The second part of a two-part series. You can read more on Nathan’s Five Levels of Leadership in Pioneering Movements: Leadership that Multiplies Disciples and Churches. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS


101-Nathan Shank: The Five Levels of Movement Leadership (1) [podcast]

Nathan Shank explains the levels of leadership in a multiplying movement. You’ll find it easier to follow if you’ve already listened to Episode 086-Nathan Shank on The Four Fields. This podcast is also available as a video. In our next episode Nathan will continue to discuss the Five Levels of Movement Leadership. Podcast: Play in new […]


Newbigin’s shift — from a traditional to a movements paradigm

I was compelled to ask myself whether it is really true that the Church’s obedience to the Great Commission is intended to be contingent upon the accident of a budgetary surplus. Lesslie Newbigin Lesslie Newbigin was one of the great missionary statesmen of the 20th Century. He spent much of his life in India. He began with […]