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A Handy Guide to Healthy Churches, Part 1

This article is written in two parts, both of which are supported by a PowerPoint presentation with notes that can be downloaded here. What do CPMs, Church Planting Movements, look like up close? What would we see if we went right down into the living room of a house church that was in the middle

A Handy Guide to Healthy Churches, Part 2

This is the second in the two-part article “A Handy Guide to Healthy Churches.” The article is accompanied by a PowerPoint that can be downloaded here. P-O-U-C-H In the palm of the hand we drew the five letters P-O-U-C-H to remind us of the kinds of churches we see in healthy Church Planting Movements. The

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

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

Best Practices Institute Manual

Throughout South Asia, some form of CPM training is being conducted virtually every week. In 2008, CPM trainers, BDB Moses and Neil Mims put together a resource book of case studies, lessons learned, biblical resources, etc. for use in CPM trainings across the subcontinent. They titled their work, Best Practices Institute Manual. Now, for the

CPMs for Non- & Post-Literates

They say that the majority of the world’s unreached people groups are predominantly non-literate, posing an interesting challenge for a people of the Book like us. Further studies indicate that in this age of television, podcasts and hyperlinks, a growing number of Christians are post-literate, a term given to those who technically can read, but

T4T – Training for Trainers

You may live in a European city, or somewhere in the Middle East, or perhaps you are on assignment in East Asia, or simply living in a suburban neighborhood in North America. The location doesn’t matter; what does matter is the relationship. You belong to God and He has placed you where you are for

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