Tug-o-Methods: CPM (T4T) vs DMM (DBS)

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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:

"T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution: The Story Behind the World's Fastest Growing Church Planting Movement and How it Can Happen in Your Community!" (Steve Smith)

The best book to read on DMM:

"Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery" (David Watson, Paul Watson)

UPDATE: Don’t miss Chuck Huckaby’s contribution in the comments.