CMA LogoTools & Trainings E-Newsletter
Issue 30                                            August 14, 2009
A gem of an insight from a practitioner in Africa.
Church planting movements are about ownership. Who owns the Great Commission?
A Church Planting Movement gives ownership of the Great Commission to the new believer and the local church.

Some things never change.

from the blog of Steve Addison author of Movements That Change the World
Upcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse

Greenhouse Story 1Dayton, OH //  Story 1 and an Organic Leadership Workshop
Organic Leadership WorkshopThe two trainings will run concurrently
August 21-22
@ Apex Community
Online Registration ends Sunday 8/16
Check out the Schedule and more here

Dallas, TX // Story 1
September 4-6
@ Grand Hyatt DFW
Workshop Track during the National House Church Conference
Greenhouse Story 2
Check out details here

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN // Story 1
September 25-27
@ Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Details and registration here 

Atlanta, GA // Story 1
October 9-11
@ Dunwoody Baptist Church

Trainings in the planning stages for 2009:
Detroit, Michigan // Story 1// October 23-24
Alberta, Canada
// Story 1
Chicago, IL // Story 1 & 2
Westwood, CA (UCLA) // Story 1


Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities

OCM-08medStudent Church Planting Experience
August 10-20, 2009
Austin, Texas
More info

2009 National House Church Conference
The Rabbit and The Elephant - Kingdom Impact by networking the streams!
September 4-6, 2009
Dallas, Texas
Organic Greenhouse Story 1 Training Track by Neil Cole
Full Details
Live Sent'09 --The unconference formerly known as Blossom
September 17-18
Lakeland, FL
Alan Hirsch, Neil Cole and more...
Details Here

CMA Logo2010 CMA Conference is going to be the Grassroots Missional Conference     
January 28-30, 2010
> Save The Date

@ The Grand

Long Beach, California

Stay tuned for more details
Featured Resources

Movements That Change The WorldMovements That Change The World
By Steve Addison
Just Released!

A movement is a group of people pursuing a common cause. Movements are characterized by discontent, vision, and action. From biblical, historical, and contemporary case studies, we can identify five recurring characteristics of dynamic missionary movements. Jesus calls us to participate in a missionary movement that will one day reach every tribe, every language, every people, and every nation.

"A thoroughly readable description of the dynamics of missionary movements, as well as how to initiate, maintain, and extend them." --Alan Hirsch
"It would be foolish to not take advantage of this resource."  --Neil Cole

                                      >> For more Info or to Order- Click HERE

Starfish & Spider PaperbackThe Starfish and the Spider: The unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations--Paperback Edition
By Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

This new cheaper paperback edition mentions Neil Cole and Church Multiplication Associates in the Epilogue!  If you've been waiting to get it because the hardback was more than $'s time to get it!   It has some keen insights for the organic church movement!
Special SALE Items
Search & Rescue Search & Rescue: Becoming a Disciple that Makes A Difference
by Neil Cole

Full of heroic and even humorous stories, it captures readers' imaginations and hearts and doesn't let go until they want to make a difference and know how to go about doing it...    BLOW OUT SALE!  Half off cover-price - $8.99 >>  Order Now

Organic ChurchOrganic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens
by Neil Cole

The primer on organic church...

Now only $14.95 (Save $9)  >>  Order Now

For the whole list of resources on Sale >> click HERE

OCM-08med Check out the Organic Church Movements Facebook Group

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Featured Article

Simple Structures for a Decentralized Movement  
by Neil Cole

Is structure a bad word in organic church? Can systems be organic or are they only institutional? How do you organize a decentralized, rapidly expanding, spontaneous multiplication movement without killing it in the process?
Perhaps the real question is this: can we be out of control and still have order? I believe the answer is yes. We can have order in chaos and structure without control, but it must come in a different pattern than what we are accustomed to and emerge from a very different foundation.
Structures are needed, but they must be simple, reproducible and internal rather than external. Every living thing is made up of structure and systems. Your body has a nervous system, a circulatory system, and even a skeletal system to add structure to the whole. The universe and nature itself teach us that order is possible even when there is no control but God Himself.