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29) Practices

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What are the key components of a Disciple-Making Movement, or “DMM?” What if we told you it was an iPppod? Listen to this podcast and see if you can figure out what an iPppod has to do with a DMM?


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28) Prius

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In this, the 28th edition of MoreDisciples Podcast, Doug interviews Roy Moran, then Doug & Eric try to digest everything they learn about hybrid churches — those congregations trying to combine traditional beachhead church approaches with disciple making movement approaches. Here’s a worksheet mentioned during the podcast on 7 Journeys.


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27) Tsunami

By | Day 09 | 2 Comments

In this, Episode 27 of MoreDisciples Podcast, we interview Jim Yost of Indonesia. He recounts a life-changing and cataclysmic event which set him on a path that has taken him into a ministry he could never have imagined.


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26) New Wineskins

By | Day 22 | No Comments

The three-thirds group concept is so radically different, it actually can’t be referred to as a Bible study (only). It does CONTAIN Bible study moments, but it’s so much more. And, as we find in this 26th edition of the MoreDisciples Podcast, featuring an actual three-thirds group demonstration (taking place in a home of members at New Hope Christian Church in Whitestown, IN), it just might be a medium that God’s Spirit could use to sweep the nation… and maybe the world.


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25) Wired for This

By | Day 13 | No Comments

In this 25th episode of More Disciples, the podcast, we interview “Mac,” Lisa, and Bob — 3 members of a megachurch in Florida who are on the hunt for something more. They see that we’ve “academic-ized” Christianity by packaging it as a product and they’re searching for something different. They want to be engaged. They just want to know how.

 


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24) WWDJD

By | Day 29 | 15 Comments

Here’s the 24th edition of MoreDisciples.com, the podcast. Welcome. In this edition, we interview a specialist in Disciple Making Movement (DMM) principles AND we process that intro through the lense of “What do we DO about it?” And, in particular, we ask, “What would a DJ Do? (WWDJD) To learn more, just have a listen to this podcast — or take a look at this PDF handout about the case study. Thanks for being a part!

 


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23) Christmas Celebration

By | Day 19, Uncategorized | No Comments

Episode 23 of More Disciples (the Podcast) features the Christmas and goalsetting Review/Celebration of the org that Doug Lucas leads, Team Expansion. The org focuses on multiplying disciples and churches among the unreached and, in this episode, Doug and his friend, Allan, turn a bunch of interviews into a quasi radio show. Merry Christmas to all who listen!

22) PayDay

By | Day 09 | No Comments

Mike Squires was a long-time missionary in West Africa, helping with a disciple making movement (DMM) effort that has achieved amazing results. By the end of November, 2016, after Mike’s team had been focusing on DMM principles for just 27 months, God had raised up over 650 souls to be baptized, worshiping in 187 groups or “simple churches,” banded together with a total of 2,000 in attendance in all. But this story, “Payback,” is the story of honoring Mike for paying the ultimate sacrifice — giving his LIFE for the Cause. (Mike died of a very serious infection sustained while working in West Africa, after having fought a seven-day battle in a local hospital there. Thank you, Mike Squires, and all those like you, who have given their lives for making disciples who make disciples.

21) Rob Jankowski: Relational Stewardship / Chat

By | Day 27 | 2 Comments

In this, the 21st episode of the More Disciples podcast, we join Rob Jankowski at a training program with the church he leads, New Hope Christian Church in Whitestown, Indiana. He explains relational stewardship and also “CHAT.”

Also, check out these resources for CHAT:
Background for CHAT groups
CHAT Group Questions
CHAT for Children

20) Rob Jankowski – a Vision for Multiplication

By | Day 10 | No Comments

In this, our 20th episode of MoreDisicples Podcast, we visit New Hope Christian Church in Whitestown, IN, where Rob Jankowski (not to be confused with the baseball player, TRAVIS Jankowski), is once again casting the vision for making disciples who multiply into other disciples. Rob has helped the New Hope church RADICALLY embrace a DMM model, and since doing so, groups within the church have grown from 11 to 26 and attendance is now 600 disciple makers.

19) Dean Trune: How God Communicates

By | Day 23 | No Comments

In this, our 19th episode of More Disciples Podcast, we feature Dean Trune, Director of Intentional Impact Ministries, speaking on the topic of “Understanding How God Communicates.” He originally delivered this address at a recent Prayer Weekend we staged at Emerald Hills, Team Expansion’s sending base in Louisville, KY.

16) Dean Trune: “Living on Our Mission Field”

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Dean Trune is the Director of Intentional Impact Ministries. He spoke recently at a PrayerWeekend staged at Team Expansion’s base, Emerald Hills, in Louisville, Kentucky. In this, our 16th Episode of MoreDisciples Podcast, we feature his opening session, “Living on our Mission Field.”

15) Launching a DMM on a University campus

By | Day 10 | No Comments

In this, our 15th podcast edition at More Disciples, we share with Eric (“JED”) (last name withheld for security reasons) what happened at a university this past Sunday night… and how we hope (and pray) that God will launch a disciple making movement there.

14) The “Let it Start with Me” Song

By | Day 06 | 2 Comments

In this, the 14th Edition of More Disciples Podcast, Doug Lucas brings Allan up to date on a recent Sunday with a racially mixed church on the west side of Indianapolis, Indiana. On the morning he visited, the church was staging a special missions day that featured a song called, “Let it Start with Me.”

13) Terry & Amy: Enduring in the Face of Struggle

By | Day 25 | No Comments

In this, Episode 13 of the MoreDisciples Podcast, Allan and I listen to clips from a recent talk with Terry & Amy, who, in the midst of launching a very effective start-up to what appears to be a real disciple making movement, are “Enduring in the Face of Struggle” in Africa.

11) Bryan King: #NoPlaceLeft in Tulsa

By | Day 08 | No Comments

Today’s Podcast features Bryan King, Global Outreach Minister at Cedar Ridge Christian Church and Campus Pastor at their Sapulpa Campus. In this edition, hear Bryan share the latest about a #NoPlaceLeft Disciple Making Movement sweeping through greater Tulsa, OK. Bryan speaks with Doug Lucas, President of Team Expansion.

Welcome to the GCCC 30-Day Challenge!

By | Day 01 | 7 Comments

Here’s a welcome to this special edition of the 30-Day Challenge, specifically for Garden City Church of Christ (Columbus, IN) from Lead Pastor, Brian Gilroy.

“Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.”  – 1 Peter 5:8
When you decided to take this 30-day challenge, Satan and his cohorts took notice.  Why?  Because they know if you are successful many other individuals will come to faith in Christ.  Satan will do anything to prevent that from happening.  Therefore, your challenge for day 1 is to find someone who will stand beside you in prayer.  You need a dedicated prayer warrior to lift you up for 30 days.

Optional Homework:
If you haven’t yet viewed this 4 minute video (below) introducing disciple making movements, please watch it now to catch a vision for where we hope to go during these next 30 days. Either way, feel free to email or call us at the church office if you have any questions about this initiative. And thanks for taking part in the 30-Day Challenge!

10) David the Translator

By | Day 11 | No Comments

In this Episode 10 of our More Disciples Podcast, we meet David Chicaguala, who, among other things, spent 6 years on board the ship, Doulos. The Doulos is a very special vessel, operated by Operation Mobilization as an outreach to ports, cities, and regions throughout the maritime world. In this podcast, hear his conclusion that we have to restore the primacy of prayer to launch effective disciple making movements today and in the future.

8) David Platt on “Why Some Aren’t Making More Disciples”

By | Day 15 | No Comments

Why don’t some believers make disciples? Our friends at our companion site, www.AntiochJourney.com , referred us to the following explanation, by David Platt.

If you’d prefer, catch the audio from the above David Platt talk via our podcast.

5) David Watson on “How to get Your Church Involved in Multiplying Disciples”

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On March 16th, 2016, we featured the third webinar in the series, “How to get Your Church Involved in Disciple Making.” This edition was entitled, “My Friend Just Asked, ‘What About God?’ – Now What?” and it featured David Watson, author of Contagious Disciple Making, and DMM trainer with CityTeam and Doug Lucas, discussing…

  • Getting from “Hi” to DBS
  • Getting from DBS do DMM

3) Harry Brown on “How To Get Your Church Involved in Multiplying Disciples”

By | Day 15 | No Comments

“How To Get Your Church Involved in Disciple Making” first took place as a webinar on January 20, 2016. It featured Harry Brown, VP of International Ministry at Cityteam, and Doug Lucas, President of Team Expansion discussing…

  • What is a disciple and
  • How to become a disciple worth multiplying.

Garrison: “T4T is the Most Powerful Church-Planting Tool in the World”

By | Day 26 | No Comments

David Garrison has said, “T4T is the most powerful church-plnating tool in the world.” He made this observation after seeing the tool at work in his own ministry in India. He has also conducted some 1000+ interviews in over 40 countries all over the world in his church planting research. He literally “wrote the book” on “Church Planting Movements” (that’s the title, by the way) AND his most recent work, “A Wind in the House of Islam,” reinforced the conclusion, even among Muslims.

So what exactly IS T4T? You can learn a lot by visiting the T4TOnline website. But we’ll admit, getting your arms around the whole T4T vision is a bit like figuring out “what is DMM.” The truth is, they’re kind of the same, when you get down to it. Those closest to Ying Kai (the man who has inspired the T4T vision) have observed that his work and his understanding of T4T began in a training session on DMM by Curtis Sergeant.

Watch the complete video archive of the webinar that featured David Garrison talking about T4T. Here’s a copy of the Powerpoint for that webinar and the Notes in PDF form.

Oikos Mapping

By | Day 27 | No Comments

In this brief video by Chuck Wood, we learn about Oikos mapping, especially as it relates to praying for those we haven’t met yet — and for those we HAVE met who are still far from God.

3 Circle Evangelistic Tool

By | Day 28 | No Comments

Sitting here listening to our trainer explain the 3-circle evangelistic tool. Love it. Our trainer, Rob Jankowski, adds a fourth circle, connecting all three “original” circles, showing that the individual is sent back into the world to reproduce. He also does a full section of a circle on baptism. Using DMM approaches, Rob’s church, the New Hope Christian Church just northwest of Indianapolis, IN, has grown from 11 groups to 28 groups in just six months.

Was St. Francis of Assisi a Sissy?

By | Day 17 | No Comments

Now at all! But the quote that is sometimes attributed to him (see the video below) might not have even been said by him at all! Some people think he didn’t say anything AT ALL like that. Besides, maybe if we followed the quote, we wouldn’t be telling quite the whole story anyway. To learn more, watch the video below.

Watson Scripture List

By | Day 20, Day 22 | No Comments

David Watson is famous for urging that, when starting a disciple making movement in a new culture, one should always create lists of relevant and life-impacting scriptures for the discovery Bible studies in that culture. His strong opinion (does he have any opinions otherwise? : ) ) is that these scriptures should be custom-created for each context. That’s why he’s so reluctant to release general lists: for fear that others will simply copy those lists and re-use them at large. But, at the request of some of our participants here at MoreDisciples.com, we twisted his arm and asked him to provide a few lists as templates so we could all get an idea of what he means. Here’s a pdf with a sampling of some of his lists — as templates for your context. : )

http://moredisciples.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/watson_scripture_lists.pdf

Designing a Hybrid Church

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Currently, I’m really interested in understanding how to integrate DMM principles in an existing (traditional, program-driven) church. How would that work? Jon Ralls recommended this article for starters. We’ve attached it to begin the discussion.

So my initial questions are:

  • What are the essentials to include in a four-lesson compressed introduction to Disciple Making Movement principles?
  • How do we connect the dots to the REST of the story (possibly through something like the 30-Day Challenge)?
  • How do we hold one another accountable actually to IMPLEMENT as well as LEARN?
  • How will we measure our outcomes and progress?

So let’s start with those. Anybody have any feedback?

How to Remember Prayer Requests

By | Day 05, Day 11, Day 23 | No Comments

During a recent webinar, a participant asked, “Is there some easy way to remember major themes in praying for individuals?”

We’re just brainstorming here — but, if the disciple maker carries a small calendar or notebook (e.g., a “Day-timer”), why not set aside a special page or section in back. And if the disciple maker carries a smartphone (e.g., an iPhone), why not use a “note” or a page in an app like Evernote? That way, one can always go back to it as needed. Microsoft recently made OneNote completely free to all. It allows for tabs, and pages within those tabs. Set up a system that works for you and you’ll be in business in no time.

Learn more about OneNote here: https://www.onenote.com/

Paradigm Shift

By | Day 10 | One Comment

To do DMM, one has to change so many norms — honestly… it’s a game-changer. If you don’t believe it, watch “Paradigm Shifts,” another video in the Engage Africa: Through disciple making movements video series produced by Tekmerion Productions, made possible by Final Command Ministries, in cooperation with CityTeam International. (Thanks to Jerry Trousdale for sharing these with MoreDisciples.com.)

Paradigm-Shift

Networks and Fractals

By | Day 10 | No Comments

Once ‘simple churches’ start to multiply, how do they relate to one another? What does a movement look like, practically? And how are these various “three-thirds groups” or DBSes accountable to one another, if at all? What’s more, what does it look like once a movement spreads across an entire region? Those are the tough questions Curtis Sergeant addresses in the video below.

Expectant Faith

By | Day 01, Day 20 | No Comments

What God desires, according to His Word, is that we have “expectant faith,” as if we could already SEE what He’s bringing about, even before it comes to pass. If we can muster that kind of faith, we will not only be very optimistic about the future, but, in addition, we’ll be excited about the present. Here’s Curtis Sergeant, trainer in launching disciple making movements, explaining what all this would mean:

“Do we Keep on Praying for the List of 25?”

By | Day 08, Day 20 | No Comments

Today we received this question from a 30-Day Challenge Participant…

“Hi! I am on day 8 of the challenge now and I had a really good experience on the prayer-walk day.

I have a few questions: Should I keep on praying for the 25 people on the list every day (or was this just for that specific day). Another question; Should I study Mat.5, 6 and 7 every day of the challenge and also 4 different verses each day? Maybe stupid questions but I just want to make sure I do everything correct, and not miss out on anything the Lord has for me.

Blessings, [name withheld  as a courtesy]   (from the Netherlands)

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone


 

We answered this participant like this:

[name withheld  as a courtesy ], it was great to hear from you. Congratulations on making it to the 8th day. Keep up the good work, brother.

You asked about the list of 25. This was meant to be a one-time assignment overall, but it WOULD be great to go back and look over the list of 25 occasionally. For example, on your email for TOMORROW, we actually suggest that you pull out that list of 25 and go through it to find someone special. You’ll see that tomorrow.

As for the readings, trainers do recommend that we read 4 to 5 chapters daily — although it wouldn’t have to Matt. 5,6, and 7 EVERY day. But for the “SOAPS” assignment, the sermon on the mount just really works well. See the discussion on Day 20:

http://moredisciples.com/soaps/

You’re doing everything great, brother. Keep it up.

Doug

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A Serious Calling to Missions

By | Day 13 | 2 Comments

What does it mean to be ‘called’ to missions? How do we know when we’ve been called? Some missions experts say a calling is simply becoming aware of a need — then knowing we can do something about it. In this video by Curtis Sergeant, you’ll hear about a Chinese house church movement who took a calling seriously. What about you? How seriously are YOU willing to take a calling from the Lord?

Becoming a Disciple Worth Multiplying

By | Day 03, Day 10 | No Comments

You might remember that, on Day 3, we talked about becoming a disciple worth multiplying. The idea is simple, actually: If we’re going to make a copy of something, we need to find the best original possible.

Recently, I was told that Ying Kai started each of his days with a 3-hour prayer time. Humbling. Sobering. And inspiring. When we discussed this idea previously, we referred you to a video about Abraham by Curtis Segeant, a Trainer in multiplication concepts. It’s worth watching the video again, below.