• Movements require much more than a simplistic approach to conversion and evangelism. Evangelism is more than seeking to proselytize, baptize and abandon. Such programs count conversations and baptisms. In my context, they have caused great pain, disillusionment and a mass rejection of the gospel.
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  • True, apostolic movements are continually torn between chaos and order. This tension will always exist inside a healthy movement. Chaos needs to be present for movements to emerge. That is why institutions do not respond well to emerging movements. Most institutions tend to move towards stability and conformity. Churches and non-profits are no exception.
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  • Discovery Groups are taking off in cities – and one of the contexts is the workplace. This is the place where many people spend the majority of their time.Watch as we visit a workplace Discovery Bible Study in Cape Town, South Africa.
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  • The concepts found in Disciple Making Movements are beginning to be widely accepted. But as this acceptance spreads, we are also experiencing a lot of confusion. Part of this confusion results from the application of Disciple Making Movements methodology in a variety of contexts.
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  • When God births a movement, He works through many different people. In a previous article we looked at two roles in the church that often have little tolerance for one another – the hunter and the herder. But when hunters and herders begin to appreciate one another and work together, we see healthy movements emerge. However, as much as hunters and herders often misunderstand one another, they often both misunderstand and under-appreciate the roles of the strategist, catalyst and activist.
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  • There is a surge of interest on movements globally. However, often the excitement is about one aspect of the Kingdom that gets taken out of balance from the other aspects. The church and mission worlds seem to continually swing from one extreme to another.
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  • There are two main approaches to Bible study. One is inductive. The other is deductive. Discovery groups work with an inductive approach. They fail when using a deductive approach. The struggle we have in particularly Christian-background cultures is that most seminaries and churches teach a deductive approach to scripture.
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  • Hunting and herding require vastly different skill sets. Both have specific, crucial roles to play in a Church Planting Movement. Neither role can fulfil its full potential without the other. The greatest single crisis in the church is that we have hired hunters to be herders. That's a bit like asking a cat to bark or a cow to bleat.
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