Tools & Trainings E-NewsletterIssue 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.
|Upcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse |
Dayton, OH // Story 1 and an Organic Leadership Workshop
The two trainings will run concurrently
@ Apex Community
Online Registration ends Sunday 8/16
Check out the Schedule and more here
Dallas, TX // Story 1
@ Grand Hyatt DFW
Workshop Track during the National House Church Conference
Check out details here
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN // Story 1
@ Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Details and registration here
Atlanta, GA // Story 1
@ Dunwoody Baptist Church
Trainings in the planning stages for 2009:
Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities
Detroit, Michigan // Story 1// October 23-24
Alberta, Canada // Story 1
Chicago, IL // Story 1 & 2
Westwood, CA (UCLA) // Story 1
Student Church Planting Experience
August 10-20, 2009
More info HERE- www.campuschurch.net2009 National House Church Conference
The Rabbit and The Elephant - Kingdom Impact by networking the streams!
September 4-6, 2009
Organic Greenhouse Story 1 Training Track by Neil Cole
Full Details Here
Live Sent'09 --The unconference formerly known as Blossom
Alan Hirsch, Neil Cole and more...
2010 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
Movements That Change The World
By Steve Addison
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
The 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 $20...it's time to get it! It has some keen insights for the organic church movement!
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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.