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Behind Every Movement …

Disciple Making Movements are deeply rooted in biblical principles. David Watson has served us well by identifying 21 of these critical elements (see David’s post for full descriptions):

Kingdom of God Elements: Prayer, Scripture, Disciples, Teach Obedience, Communities of Believers (Church), Authority and the Holy Spirit, Persecution, Spiritual Conflict/Warfare

Tactical Elements: Groups/Communities, Plan/Be Intentional, Access Ministries, Person of Peace, Household/”Families”, Appropriate Evangelism, Reproducing, Reaching Out, Redeem Local Culture (Embrace the Local Culture)

Leadership Elements: Inside Leaders, Outside Leaders, Educating/Teaching, Training/Coaching, Equipping/Mentoring, Self-Supporting

Take the following survey to help us create a profile of how well these elements are understood and applied. (more…)

Strength and Peace for Disciple-Makers

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;

the God of glory thunders,

the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful;

the voice of the Lord is majestic.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;

the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,

Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord strikes

with flashes of lightning.

The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;

the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord twists the oaks

and strips the forests bare.

And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;

the Lord is enthroned as King forever.

The Lord gives strength to his people;

the Lord blesses his people with peace.

King David (Psalm 29)


As we go through this new year, may we each walk in the strength and peace that is ours from God as we introduce others to Him!