T4T is going global. Since its publication in the Spring of 2011, Steve Smith with Ying Kai's T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution has been used by thousands of English-speaking disciple makers around the world. But T4T's impact hasn't been limited to English-language practitioners. Already, the book is either available now or soon to be available in nearly a dozen languages:
used by thousands of...disciple makers around the world.
Korean: <click here>
Russian, Albanian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Chinese
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When it first appeared in 1999, Dr. Victor Choudhrie's Greet the Church in Your House ruffled more than a few feathers. Defenders of traditional church planting and mission models found the book's ideas iconoclastic. I first met Dr. Choudhrie in 2002, while serving as a missionary in India. Even before that, though, I seemed to hear his name from everyone who was seeing multiplying movements of new churches in India. All roads to movements seemed to pass through Dr. Choudhrie's influence. Victor and Bindu's passion for the unreached and deep insights into Scriptural models for the Christian life, made them natural gurus for generations of young missionaries and local church planters who wanted to see fidelity to New Testament patterns and the dynamism that accompanied it in their own ministries. The Choudhries did not disappoint.
Despite whatever grumblings accompanied Dr. Choudhrie's Greet the Church in Your House many readers also found his ideas strangely familiar. Weren't these the same images of church that emerged from the pages of the New Testament? Wasn't this the vibrant life of faith promised by Christ and His apostles?
Though exegetical in nature, Choudhrie's writings have never been limited to biblical exegesis. Dr. Choudhrie is also a pioneer church planter and mentor of church-planting movements. This on-the-ground experience keeps his ideas fresh and relevant to missionaries and church planters who need real-life applications to the biblical lessons they've learned all their life.
Choudhrie describes his training as a medical school model. Just as medical students are rigorously steeped in the doctrines of their profession, so too must today's church planter master the faith handed down to the saints once for all. What makes Choudhrie's training special, though, is its interpersonal mentoring in real life situations. Just as no medical student's training is complete without practical skill development and mentoring by seasoned elders, so too with CPM practitioners.
It is small wonder that Dr. Choudhrie's writings have inspired a new generation of pioneer missionaries and church planters to press on to the fulfillment of our Lord's Great Commission.
You can look inside Victor Choudhrie's book in the Kindle store by clicking here.
At last count, mission researchers were tracking some 200 church-planting movements in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Latin America's most dynamic movements are currently taking place in Cuba, where Kurt Urbanek's new book, Cuba's Great Awakening, describes their growth and multiplication. Now, three additional resources are available for Spanish-speaking CPM practitioners.
David Garrison's Church Planting Movements has been translated into 20 foreign languages, and today, Spanish speakers can get the full translation, Movimientos de Plantación de Iglesias, in Spanish from our CPMs.com bookstore.
For years we've heard rumors of movements to Christ from inside Cuba. Now, for the first time, Kurt Urbanek has drawn back the curtain and shown us, in remarkable detail, just what God has been doing. Cuba’s Great Awakening: Church Planting Movement in Cuba masterfully documents the astounding moving of God during a crucial period in Cuba’s history. This inspiring movement has seen hundreds of thousands come to faith in Jesus Christ and thousands of new church starts. Congregations among Baptists alone have multiplied from 238 to 7,039 churches, missions and house churches in just 20 years. Among the Assemblies of God, the increase has soared from 89 churches in 1990 to 10,776 traditional churches and house churches by 2010. The author’s extensive experience in ministry in Cuba, his long-term relationship with the key persons involved in this movement coupled with his disciplined and professional utilization of statistical data and keen missiological insights make this a valuable resource for those who want to get a clear and inspiring picture of what God is doing through this church planting movement.
As soon as I read Steve Addison’s Movements that Change the World, I wrote Steve with the following comments:
“Steve, I loved the book. Just finished reading your manuscript. I had to read it through in a single sitting, because it pulled me through from start to finish. Excellent work, brother! This will be a valuable contribution to our growing understanding of church-planting movements, their history, scope and nature. I love the way you have woven together insights from sociology, history, Scripture, contemporary case studies, and even personal experience. I will be recommending this to everyone I know. Thank you for vividly reminding us, that Jesus did not found a religion, but a movement!” -- Editor
Steve provided the following synopsis of his book, Movements that Change the World: