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About David Garrison

David Garrison, PhD University of Chicago, has been a student of Islam and God's work among Muslims since his days as an Arabic student in Egypt two decades ago. He is the author and editor of nine books on God's work among the world's least reached peoples.

Greet the Church

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. Dr. Choudhrie’s book has now been revised and relaunched for the e-book generation. I first met Dr. Choudhrie in 2002, while

Greet the Church in Your House

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

CPMs in Latin America

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

Cuba’s Great Awakening

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

RAD: Rapidly Advancing Disciples

Looking for a practical field-tested implementation of the principles found in Steve Smith and Ying Kai's book, T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution?  Since 2006, RAD (Rapidly Advancing Disciples) has been used by church planters from South Asia to South Africa to multiply healthy churches and disciples by going both deep and wide. Drawing from Nathan and

T4T on Kindle

Since its publication earlier this year, Steve Smith with Ying Kai's T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution has spread rapidly to churches, mission agencies and thousands of individuals across the U.S. and around the world. One repeated request to the publisher, WIGTake Resources, has been: "Can you make the book available on Kindle?" It's happened! WIGTake Resources, has just uploaded

Help That Hurts — Roland Allen on Finances

Though the fiscal prospects of the West have recently taken a turn to the south, reliance upon the almighty dollar continues to be a quick and phony fix for too many well-intentioned modern missionaries. Once again, our strength is our weakness. But the good news is that our growing weakness -- financial collapse -- may

You’re Going Too Fast!

You’re Going Too Fast! by William Booth They say we go too fast! This accusation comes from all directions. Our enemies do not like our speed and our friends are afraid of it. What do they mean? If they had complained that we did not go fast enough, I could understand them. If our enemies

On the Anniversary of 9/11

How will you remember the horrific events of 9/11? A tempting, and all-too-human response, is to harbor the outrage and resentment that naturally follows such an insidious assault. Following this natural response of "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth" the whole world will soon be blind and toothless. Jesus

What is Discipleship?

Boil it down to its essence and Church Planting Movements are really about discipleship. For what are churches but communities of believers committed to a lifestyle of "obeying everything Christ has commanded." Too often we miss this powerful insight. Is it possible for us to separate discipleship from knowledge-based curricula and institutional models of discipleship? A

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