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Issue 35                                             November 12, 2009
The secret to church multiplication movements
I have given my entire adult life to trying to discover the secret to starting spontaneous church multiplication movements. It has literally been an obsessive curiosity that has become a life calling. Unhappy with anything less, I have abandoned much in its pursuit.

One of the things I figured out through many failures along the way is that the potent DNA of a movement is not found in books, seminars or with elite scholars or specially gifted personalities. The true ingredient necessary for a movement is not just in China, India and certain third world countries. No, the potent mix necessary to release a real spontaneous multiplication movement of God's Kingdom is found in the most obvious but least expected place of all.

All along, the secret has been under our nose...literally! The ingredient most necessary to start a spontaneous movement of God's expanding Kingdom is found in the heart of every follower of Christ. It is inside of you. It is inside of me. It has been in us all along, every one of us who follows Christ and is indwelt by His Spirit. The "mystery" is "Christ in you," which is the true "hope of glory" (Col. 1:27). We have refused to see the potent seed within us and have actually prevented it from spreading without even realizing it. That's an amazing thought when you let it sink in.
- Neil Cole

Upcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse

Greenhouse Story 1
Westwood, CA- UCLA  // Story 1

November 20-22
Details and registration here
YouTube VIDEO Invitation
Online registration ends Nov 18

Greenhouse Story 2

Trainings in the planning stages for 2009/10:
Long Beach, CA // Story 1
San Luis Obispo, CA // Story 1
Twin Cities, Minnesota // Story 1
Chicago, IL // Story 1 & 2
Detroit, MI // Story 1
Canada, Kenya, Germany, Norway

>>More details and to register HERE

Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities
Student Church Movements National Gathering
January 1-4, 2010
St. Louis, MO
Info & Registration

Verge: Missional Community Conference
February 4-6, 2010
Austin, TX
Neil Cole, David Garrison, David Watson, Dave Gibbons and more

Gathering in Globe
CMA Conference 2010

We'll be doing a "Gathering in Globe, AZ"
A woodstock-esque festival- retreat, reconnect, refresh
April 9-11, 2010
Globe, Arizona
Stay tuned for details

Featured Resources

FREE-  Online Map of Organic Churches and Networks
Check it out here and add your group!

Church 3.0Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church
By Neil Cole
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In this next-step book, he answers questions about how to deal with theological and organizational issues that come up. He talks about issues such has what to do with finances, children, heresy, leader training, and rituals and ordinances.
NexusNexus: The World House Church Reader
Edited by Rad Zdero
Over thirty-five leaders, practitioners, and academics from all around the world have contributed their insight and experience in over sixty provocative articles. Let them inform, challenge, and invite you to start your own network of multiplying house churches no matter where you live.
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Featured Article

Email Dialogue about Life Transformation Groups
with Neil Cole

Dear Neil,

I'm just beginning a Life Transformation Group (LTG).  We started about 4 weeks ago.  I love it! 
I'm curious if you have any more understanding on how effective they are for evangelism - ie.  do people really come to Christ when they are in an LTG with other believers?  Also, how helpful have they been in lowering the bar in leadership training in prep for other roles ie. Small group leadership? How have you found the transition from LTG to small group apprenticeship/leadership been?  Is there futher intermediate steps needed?



Dear Mike,

I am always excited to hear of people being blessed by the LTG's. Actually, as I'm sure you can testify, it is God's word and the community one experiences that truly bless us when we're in an LTG--just wanted to let you know that I knew that.

First you asked, "I'm curious if you have any more understanding on how effective they are for evangelism...

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