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Sometimes we are asked, “What exactly is DMM? How would you define it?”

It’s a great question. Some ask it because I believe they’re searching for differences between practitioners and trainers. Others might be looking for a path forward, much like we were doing when we conceived of this website, the 30-Day Challenge, and the book, More Disciples. Either way, it turns out that defining DMM might not be as important as understanding what the Bible tells us about being a disciples of Jesus Christ. Why? Because at the end of the day, methods rarely (never?) launch movements. A formula might work for a while, but over the long haul, it just doesn’t reproduce. What does multiply? Simple. “Loving God, loving others, and making disciples.” That’s what matters.

When people ask, “But what do I do to launch a disciple-making movement,” I’ve gradually concluded that I should go ahead and answer their question this way:

  • Pray
  • Obey
  • Share
  • Train
  • Gather
  • Multiply
  • Grow

More and more, I’m convinced, if we would just implement those simple seven steps each week in our daily lives, there would be a lot more growth and a lot less bickering.

So what are the differences between DMM strategies as taught by one trainer compared to the next? Typically, only the last 10% or so might vary. Most of the time, 90% of the training one receives at virtually any DMM conference all syncs up with everyone else’s training. Maybe it’s time we emphasize the similarities, worrying less about branding and more about building the Body of Christ wherever we live.

That’s the “secret sauce” (if there is any) behind this website. We hope it’s something you can embrace too. Getting started with the 30-Day Challenge is easy. Just click on over to the sign-up page.

Doug Lucas

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