Well done if you saw the title of this post and decided to keep reading!
Let me translate:
CPM = Church Planting Movements
T4T = Training for Trainers
DMM = Disciple Making Movements
DBS = Discovery Bible Study
If you’re still confused, don’t worry. You’re not alone. For many DMM is just another way of talking about CPM. And T4T and DBS is just different methods of making disciples. You can even combine them.
But there are some important differences which Steve Smith unpacks in this helpful article.
I like Steve’s conclusion:
By the power of the SpIrIt, both [DBS and T4T] have born the fruIt of healthy CPMs [broadly defined]. The realIty Is that many CPM practItIoners blend elements from both.
*The bracketed comments are mine.
The best book to read on T4T:
The best book to read on DMM:
UPDATE: Don’t miss Chuck Huckaby’s contribution in the comments.