May 1, 2020

Technology and Global Culture

As I write this text (in early April 2020), the United States is in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. This period can be characterized by the military acronym VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. One similar episode in biblical times occurred when

April 17, 2020

CPM Covid19 Response Resource Links

RESOURCES: (some of these links are on the web and some are in the folder at BIBLICAL  Crisis Bible Study Series  Bible Passages – Hope During the Coronavirus Crisis  6 Discovery Bible Studies for the Crisis Fear and Love in Crisis – 4 Discovery Bible Studies Hope During a Pandemic – YouVersion Plan Overcoming… Read more »

March 10, 2020

Zúme Training Course Outline

Zúme Training uses an online training platform to equip participants in basic disciple-making and simple church planting multiplication principles, processes, and practices. The course is online, free, and self-facilitated. Anyone can lead a group! Zúme means yeast in Greek. In Matthew 13:33, Jesus is quoted as saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a woman… Read more »

February 24, 2020

Bias Toward Action

Anything worth doing — is worth doing poorly — it’s worth failing at. We need a bias toward action. We need to be dissatisfied with status quo.

February 24, 2020

Four Fields

I want to introduce you to a diagram called four fields. This is taught by a lot of people and I find that it is a helpful tool, but normally I don’t introduce it to people very early in the training process or the coaching process. The reason for that is that it starts to… Read more »

February 24, 2020


When you’ve got multiple simple churches how do they relate to one another well? Typically this happens in networks.