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Some thoughts on Organic Church

“We believe that church should happen wherever life happens. You shouldn’t have to leave life to go to church.” I remember when I was younger (and more idealistic for some silly reason), I wanted every time I got together with friends for us to have a prayer time, or a singing time – worship, basically […]

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 […]

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

“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 […]

Not Jesus’ Way

“Christianity isn’t currently spreading rapidly anywhere in the West. That, in and of itself, is an indictment that we are not doing things Jesus’ way.” -Ross Rhode in Viral Jesus

Learning about Movements from History: Russia & China

We can learn much by comparing the results of the communist revolution in Russia with that in China. Both were bloody revolutions that attempted militarily to snuff out all opposition, close down all churches, remove all missionaries and incarcerate all of the church leaders. The church found in Russia prior to the revolution was centered […]

New Videos Posted

Some new videos have been posted on our website…Check ’em out: Selecting & Making Disciples – Neil Cole Sharing his story & about CMA – Mike Jentes for the Grace Brethren Explanation of Person of Peace – Steve Addison Modern Example of Person of Peace – Steve Addison Movements that Change the World – Steve Addison Consumers or Disciples? – Alan […]

Dumb Mistakes I’ve Made Growing Movements by Erik Fish

For those of us in the Christian world, we often reflect in awe at movements of the gospel in history. Most Jesus followers want to be part of a movement. Many people call themselves one. Few people, I think, understand what they are. Before I tell some of my dumbest mistakes trying to grow a […]

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