How big is your God? We all have God in a box limited by our own finite minds and faith, and the process of being a disciple is expanding that box.
Jesus was a bad marketer. He focused on the few, not the masses. He pushed for a few with the right motives, rather than many with mixed motives.
In hell, a rich man showed his concerned love for lost family members, asking Abraham to warn them. We need the same love. We need to love like hell!
We need to break our pattern of restricting ourselves to a linear sequential process as we pursue disciple making movements. Expect non-sequential growth.
Leadership cells can be used to equip people before they move on. So in church planting, we can use leadership cells to equip people to start new churches.
The bottom line is we’ve never found any significant heresy problems in these disciple making movements. We’ve wrongly estimated orthodoxy over orthopraxy.
One thing that helps make simple churches multiply is that there’s an expectation that every person will be part of two churches.
Pace, speed, and tempo really to matter in multiplication of disciples making disciples and churches planting churches.
The training cycle (Model, Assist, Watch, and Leave) is a simple way to help someone reach full maturity in all the skills of following and leading others.
Disciples who multiply must be trained to be self-feeding spiritually, and to use the bible, prayer, body life, and suffering as instruments of growth.