Church to Movement

178-Becoming a Great Commission church

How does a local church take up the challenge of making disciples and planting churches? Steve Addison talks to David Bareham in Essex in the south of England.

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151-A Local Church Takes on the Great Commission β€” Bryan King

Bryan King (Cedar Ridge Christian Church, Tulsa) tells the story of how a local church is reaching its community and sending workers to the nations.

130-Pioneering Movements in Britain

John McGinley (Holy Trinity Leicester) and Russell Godward (MOVE) tell their stories of getting into the community with the gospel in Britain.

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Local churches mobilising for movements β€” Troy Cooper [video]

I talk to Troy Cooper about local churches adopting a NoPlaceLeft strategy for their community, and mobilising workers to make disciples and multiply churches nationally and overseas.

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115-From megachurch to movement in South Florida: Steve Wright

Steve Wright

Steve Wright

Steve Wright talks about how a multi-site mega church can reach it's community through multiplying disciples and churches.

Steve is Pastor of Discipleship and Church Planting at Family Church West Palm Beach.

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UPDATE: Link to podcast fixed.

Turning local churches into mobilisation centres

Who is that guy in the front?

Who is that guy in the front?

Some of the #NoPlaceLeft guys have come up with a strategy to turn local churches into mobilisation centres. It’s called the 3Touches.

The 3Touches are three training events on sharing the gospel and making disciples, two-three months apart. After each one 3Thirds discipleship groups are launched to practice the skills, begin sharing the gospel and learn how to disciple others.

  • At the first training a β€œswarm” team of experienced practitioners do 100% of the training.
  • At the second event (2-3 months later) the training is shared 50/50 with the swarm team and a local practitioners.
  • At the last event (2-3 months later) the swarm team watch while the local practitioners do all the training.

Meanwhile three teams are forming:

  1. A House of Peace search team that goes out every week
  2. A House of Peace follow up team
  3. A Training team for training events every 1-3 months

A church that becomes a mobilisation centre commits to:

  • Lead an event training every 1-3 months
  • Lead weekly 3Thirds discipleship groups
  • Lead weekly House of Peace searches and follow up
  • Adopt a NoPlaceLeft radius around church to share gospel with every household within a time-frame.

To find out more listen in to my interview with Troy Cooper.