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Wisdom from Our Mentor

Every time we eat, we eat the fruit of God’s tremendous reproduction power given to plants and animals. Look around out of doors; it’s everywhere — grass, trees, birds, bees, babies and flowers. All creation is shouting it! This is the way God works! . . . We ourselves don’t make the church grow or […]

Quick Explanation of Neil Cole’s Books

Our calling at Church Multiplication Associates & @CMAResources is to multiply healthy disciples, leaders, churches and movements.  Our friend, Neil Cole has articulated many of the things we have learned in these areas in his written works.  Below is a listing of those resources authored by Cole and their focal points:   Disciples: If you […]

Absence of structure…a major asset

‎“The absence of structure, leadership & formal organization, once considered a weakness, has become a major asset. Seemingly chaotic groups have challenged & defeated established institutions. The rules of the game have changed.”   The Starfish & the Spider- The unstoppable power of leaderless organizations by Rod Beckstrom & Ori Brafman   Watch author Ori […]

Insightful Videos from Neil Cole

Our bro, Neil Cole was at the Newforms National Conference in April and they captured some video…these clips are short (3-5 minutes) and pithy!     Sabatoging Movements What is Church Planting “Movementum”? The Power of a Movement Building a Movement Believe in the Seed

You’re Going Too Fast! by General William Booth

From 1886 by Salvation Army founder William Booth — They say we go too fast! This accusation comes from all directions. Our enemies do not like our speed and our friends are afraid of it. What do they mean? If they had complained that we did not go fast enough, I could understand them. If […]

We’re Not Multiplying! by Traver Dougherty

Our community hasn’t multiplied for awhile; What should we do? One of the more difficult things in the organic church movement is lack of numerical growth. No, this doesn’t mean the movement as a whole isn’t multiplying. It is. But sometimes, individual house churches either stagnate or seem to stagnate. What’s going on?Well, there’s a number of […]

“I Mean Something Which We Cannot Control” by Roland Allen

If we are willing to relinquish control and allow for spontaneous multiplication in our churches, we will see the gospel go further than we ever dreamed possible. In the classic book written ahead of its time, The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Hinder It, Roland Allen describes the advantage of losing […]

A movement that empowers the common Christian…

Neil Cole says of the early period of Church Multiplication Associates, “‘We want to lower the bar of how church is done and raise the bar of what it means to be a disciple.‘  Their rationale was that if the experience of church was simple enough that just about anyone can do it, and is made […]

Teaching from our Mentor George Patterson

Thanks for capturing this session Southeastern Baptist Seminary! George Patterson planted churches in Central America for over twenty years. In this session he talks about his philosophy of equipping. This was filmed in the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Finding the Person of Peace by Ross Rohde

Recently a blog friend, Tim, asked a very practical question: Just out of curiosity, what methods to you employ in your context to search for persons of peace? This statement made me think of you walking down the sidewalk looking for a person of peace. So, I’m wondering what that type of searching looks like […]

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