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The Secret of Church Multiplication Movements

December 31, 2009

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The ingredient most necessary to start a spontaneous movement of God’s expanding Kingdom is found in the heart of every follower of Christ. It is inside of you. It is inside of me. It has been in us all along, every one of us who follows Christ and is indwelt by His Spirit. The “mystery” […]

Church Multiplication Associates: Articles

December 31, 2009

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Church Multiplication Associates (CMA) & CMAResources exist to support and encourage church multiplication movements by developing new resources focused on reproducing disciples, leaders, churches and movements from the place where you’re planted and finishing at the ends of the earth The Secret of Church Multiplication Movements by Neil Cole I have given my entire adult […]

Perceptions of Christianity

December 25, 2009

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Neutral language

December 25, 2009

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Neutral language that our audience can understand… Christianese jargon Normal HumanSpeak: examples of equivalents the Bible says the biblical documents indicate … a biblical perspective would be that … a first-century follower of Jesus maintained that … Jesus’ close friends claimed he taught that … Paul, an early Christian, wrote in a letter to some friends … one first-century witness […]

Instilling Missional Habits in a Congregation

December 25, 2009

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How do we lead a church community to engage mission as a way of life? 1.) Kindly Reject doing Outreach Events. Instead direct imagination towards ways of connecting with people where they are. Outreach events take up much time, planning and enormous “congregational capital” (if I may put it that way).  In post Christendom outreach events […]

Missio dei – Wikipedia Definition

December 21, 2009

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In 1934, Karl Hartenstein, a German missiologist, coined the phrase in response to Karl Barth and his emphasis on actio Dei (Latin for “the action of God”). When kept in the context of the Scriptures, missio Dei correctly emphasizes that God is the initiator of His mission to redeem through the Church a special people […]

Messy Church

December 20, 2009

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Messy Church grew out of one church’s desire to reach out to those on the fringes of the church community and experience the love of Christ through creativity, fellowship and worship together. There is also a dedicated website at http://www.messychurch.org.uk which explains what Messy Church is, why it got started and who is doing it […]