Why use this Guide?
This Guide provides a solid foundation when local church, mission agency or denominational leaders want to cultivate a movement of multiplying disciples and church plants across a district, state or country. With inspiration from the New Testament letters this equipping includes learning to think theologically, gaining insights from Jesus’ and Paul’s district work, a study of Paul’s movement practices, identifying movement leaders and churches, and developing a movement multiplication plan.
Who is this Guide for?
Visionary ministers, local church, mission agency and denominational leaders who are committed to the apostles’ vision of “no place left” where the gospel has not been shared.
How to use this Guide?
This equipping can be delivered in a weekend retreat, over several weekends, or one evening a week over several weeks. It is ideal for either in-person or Zoom formats. The workshop host or facilitator could be a local minister/pastor, a key local leader, or a regional denominational or ministry/missions leader seeking to foster a movement. Participants will be active in disciple making and in multiplying disciples—and also be planting and/or coaching multiplying planting teams. All participants will do this training with their teams.
What resources do you need?
Each participant will need:
- A printed Conversation Guide 3: Cultivating Movements—in which to write notes and plans.
- A supply of Discovery Bible Reading bookmarks and Discover Jesus starter Bibles (a compilation of Mark, John and Acts).
- A copy of Your Church Has Changed (Signs 2021).
Participants will use their own Bibles, and most will also want to read Following the Apostles’ Vision (Signs 2019)—so it is a good plan for facilitators to have a supply available.
All printed guides, bookmarks and books are available from the Adventist Book Centre Online (adventistbookcentre.com.au).