Category Archives: Movement Principles

076-A conversation with George Patterson [podcast]

I had the honour of interviewing George Patterson. He served for over twenty years in Central America. The simple methods and practices he developed have since spread around the world as best practice for church planting movements. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS

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073-From church to movement – Peter Snyman [podcast]

Peter Snyman is the senior leader of the Lighthouse church in Cape Town, South Africa. In the dark days of apartheid Lighthouse was one of the first churches in South Arica to open its doors to all nations. Despite being a church of over 2,000, God gave them a vision to reach the unreached. With the best […]

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Looking for a person rather than a methodology

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 […]

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 […]