Category Archives: Movement Principles

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 […]

100-Jeff Sundell casts vision for no place left

This is the 100th episode of the Movements Podcast. To mark this milestone we listen in as Jeff Sundell casts vision to a group of city leaders for NoPlaceLeft. If you’re enjoying the Movements Podcast why not tell a friend in person, via email or Facebook and Twitter. You can even leave a review. Subscribe […]


And he gave apostles…

My next book is on movement leadership. Pioneering Movements is due out in December. Here’s a source I wish I’d read before I finished the book. Just a good Biblical basis for the continuing ministry of apostles as movement pioneers. In his commentary on Ephesians 4 Clinton Arnold begins by saying that the Risen Lord […]

098-Pioneering Movements in SE Asia with Johnny [podcast]

‘Johnny’ is an Asian-American. His parents fled SE Asia during the Vietnam War. He grew up in a Buddhist home. After coming to Christ he’s back in the region making disciples and starting churches. Action: Follow Johnny on his blog: Asian Rough Rider. Learn more about the Jonathan Project. Related: Pioneering Movements in SE Asia  with Steve Parlato […]