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Ed Stetzer and The Rise and Fall of Movements

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer

My one-on-one with Ed Stetzer on The Rise and Fall of Movements:

Ed: What’s the story behind The Rise and Fall of Movements?

Steve: I’ve been studying movements for over 30 years. I soon noticed that dynamic movements have certain characteristics. I also noticed that movements don’t stand still. Movements rise and they fall and they can be turned around.

I wanted to write a book that explains the characteristics of movements that multiply and how they change over the course of the typical lifecycle. An understanding of the characteristics and the lifecycle provides a framework for action.

There are many studies of organizations and social movements that identify a typical lifecycle. They prompted me to search the Scriptures and church history to see if I could find the same patterns. I did.

The real challenge was to discover how God was at work at each stage of development and how we contribute to both the rise and fall of movements.

Ed: What is the movement lifecycle, and why is it important?

Read the whole thing…

4Fields Intensive Down Under: REGISTER NOW

Rachel and Troy Cooper, Russell Godward

Rachel and Troy Cooper, Russell Godward

The 4Fields Intensive equips participants with Biblical principles and best practice methods to multiply disciples and churches.

The 4Fields of Kingdom Growth answers these questions:

  1. Entry: How do I enter a new field?

  2. Gospel: What do I say?

  3. Discipleship: How do I make disciples?

  4. Church: How will I form healthy churches?

  5. Leaders: How do I multiply leaders?

This Intensive is designed for local church workers, church planters and team members, cross-cultural workers and movement catalysts.

Participants will experience training that involves instruction, Bible discovery and practice in an interactive learning community. Participants will leave with a clear vision and plan for reaching their community, city, and beyond.

The training team includes Rachel and Troy Cooper (USA), Russell Godward (UK) and Steve and Michelle Addison (Australia).

Complete the attached pre-work. If you don’t finish, don’t let it stop you from coming—but if you are not willing to do this prep work, this training is not for you.