Category Archives: Movement Principles

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.

069-Getting to fourth generation – Jeff Sundell [podcast]

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. […]

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068-From church to movement: Jeff Sundell [podcast]

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 […]

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067-How churches can spark disciple making movements: David Broodryk [podcast]

 It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions. William Bridges Most change ventures fail when leaders think only about the change to be introduced rather than the people who need to embrace it. In this interview, David Broodryk talks about helping churches embrace and adopt the principles and practices of disciple making […]

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Getting Started with Movements [video]

Michelle and I are on our journey from Melbourne to London. We stopped off in Mexico for the CRM World Wide Conference. Here’s my “Ted Talk” on getting started with disciple making movements.

The wisdom of Bill on Movement Pioneers

Steve Smith asked Bill*, a father of modern Church-planting movements, what characteristics he sees consistently in men and women that God is using to catalyse CPMs. This is a composite of what he has seen. A passion to see many saved throughout an area, people, or city––their focus is on the lost that have yet […]

Jesus as theological educator

Jesus chose not to found a school (even though schools existed in the ancient world) or to establish a structured curriculum leading to a degree. Further, even after their three years of education at Jesus’ side, Peter and John were still identified as ignorant and untrained, but nonetheless feared and honored and able to turn […]

059-Ying Kai on Church Planting Movements [podcast]

For security reasons we can’t show you Ying Kai’s face. But you can listen to him share about a church planting movement in East Asia that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of new disciples and thousands of new churches. The video above is an interview Ying Kai did with Rick Warren. The podcast recording […]

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058-Reaching the world in your backyard: James Harvey & David Kaufmann [podcast]

God has brought the world to Nashville Tennessee. James Harvey and David Kaufmann talk about reaching immigrant populations through disciple making movements. What they had to say rocked my understanding of how we train workers for the harvest. Download their resources at t4tusa.com Contact James and David about training at citychurchmovement.com Podcast: Play in new […]

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Five Reasons (Most) Seminary Graduates Fail At Church Planting

This Forbes magazine article got my attention. It may explain why you’ll only find one or two good church planters in most institutions of theological learning. Five Reasons (Most) MBAs Fail At Startups Startups Need Execution, Not Administration Despite the proliferation of entrepreneurial courses within Business Administration programs, business schools are essentially vocational training grounds […]