A Bibliography for the Proclamational Approach to Church Planting Overseas (and Critique of Movement Methods) by Kenneth Hayward and Matt Rhodes

A Bibliography for the Proclamational Approach to Church Planting Overseas (and Critique of Movement Methods) by Kenneth Hayward and Matt Rhodes

Proclamation
In this article, Kenneth Hayward and Matt Rhodes compile a list of resources on the proclamational model and planting healthy…
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Book Review of Victor John and Dave Coles’ “Bhojpuri Breakthrough”

Book Review of Victor John and Dave Coles’ “Bhojpuri Breakthrough”

Book Reviews
Bhojpuri Breakthrough: A Movement that Keeps Multiplying (WIGTake, 2019) is a case study of a movement (or movements, plural) in…
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Book Review of “Focus on Fruit! Movement Case Studies & Fruitful Practices”

Book Review of “Focus on Fruit! Movement Case Studies & Fruitful Practices”

Disciple Making Movements (DMM) Uncategorized
Focus on Fruit! Movement Case Studies and Fruitful Practices (2018) is an unpublished book by Trevor Larson. It presents DMM…
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“Zane Pratt on Methods and Defining ‘Church'” on The Missions Podcast

“Zane Pratt on Methods and Defining ‘Church’” on The Missions Podcast

Definition of Church
The Missions Podcast (hosted by Alex Kocman and Scott Dunford) interviewed Zane Pratt on April 21, 2022 at the Together…
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Book Review of Matt Rhodes’ “No Shortcut to Success” (by Jackson Wu)

Book Review of Matt Rhodes’ “No Shortcut to Success” (by Jackson Wu)

Book Reviews
Jackson Wu, a critic of church planting movements, writes an overwhelmingly positive review of Matt Rhodes’ critical CPM book No…
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“No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions” by Matt Rhodes

“No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions” by Matt Rhodes

Disciple Making Movements (DMM) Miscellaneous Role of Missionary
This is one of the very few full-length book responses to church planting movements. Matt Rhodes critiques CPM and DMM…
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The Defend and Confirm Podcast Interviews Radius President Brooks Buser

The Defend and Confirm Podcast Interviews Radius President Brooks Buser

Definition of Church Ecclesiology Obedience-Based Discipleship Rapidity
Brooks Buser is the president of Radius International and a vocal critic of CPM and DMM. In this episode of…
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“Defining the Proclamational Model” on The Missions Podcast

“Defining the Proclamational Model” on The Missions Podcast

Proclamation
Alex Kocman and Scott Dunford with The Missions Podcast host Chad Vegas to discuss and define the proclamational model. This…
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“Missions by the Book: How Theology and Missions Walk Together” by Chad Vegas and Alex Kocman

“Missions by the Book: How Theology and Missions Walk Together” by Chad Vegas and Alex Kocman

Biblical Basis of Missions Proclamation Role of Missionary
Missions by the Book contains a light critique of CPM/DMM but is probably a response to it. Rather than a…
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“Are Church Planting Movements Actually Planting Churches?” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast

“Are Church Planting Movements Actually Planting Churches?” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast

Baptist Definition of Church Ecclesiology
Russell and Sean with the Defend and Confirm Podcast discuss whether the churches planted in CPMs actually fit the biblical…
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“Is Obedience-Based Discipleship Biblical?” on The Missions Podcast

“Is Obedience-Based Discipleship Biblical?” on The Missions Podcast

Obedience-Based Discipleship
Alex Kocman and Scott Dunford, co-hosts of The Missions Podcast, discuss the concept of obedience-based discipleship that is found in…
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“Obedience-Based Discipleship: Is It Biblical?” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast (Episode 63):

“Obedience-Based Discipleship: Is It Biblical?” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast (Episode 63):

Obedience-Based Discipleship
In this episode of the Defend and Confirm podcast, Sean and Russell critique obedience-based discipleship. Key points include: Obedience before…
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“Person of Peace – Is it Biblical?” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast (Episode 61)

“Person of Peace – Is it Biblical?” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast (Episode 61)

Person of Peace
This episode from the Defend and Confirm podcast critiques the methodology of finding a person of peace. Watch here.
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“Is ‘Obedience-Based Discipleship’ Biblical?” by Alex Kocman

“Is ‘Obedience-Based Discipleship’ Biblical?” by Alex Kocman

Obedience-Based Discipleship
In this article, Alex Kocman, Director of Advancement and Communications for ABWE, critiques obedience-based discipleship (OBD). In it, Kocman affirms…
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“Disciple Making Movements” by Robert Kelbe

“Disciple Making Movements” by Robert Kelbe

Disciple Making Movements (DMM)
Robert Kelbe critiques disciple-making movements from the perspective of a Reformed Presbyterian. He does so using the outline of the…
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“Trends in Missions, a Panel Discussion” from The Mission Podcast

“Trends in Missions, a Panel Discussion” from The Mission Podcast

Definition of Church Obedience-Based Discipleship
This panel discussion between ABWE and Radius International took place at Bethlemen Baptist Church in June 2021. Both organizations have…
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“The History of Church Planting Movements” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast

“The History of Church Planting Movements” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast

History
This episode is divided into two parts. In part one, co-hosts Sean and Russell argue that current church planting movement…
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“Exposing and Fixing Pragmatism in Movements” on The Missions Podcast

“Exposing and Fixing Pragmatism in Movements” on The Missions Podcast

Pragmatism
In June 2021, The Missions Podcast interviewed an anonymous missionary who serves in Southeast Asia about what he has witnessed…
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“What Are Church Planting Movements?” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast

“What Are Church Planting Movements?” on the Defend and Confirm Podcast

Uncategorized
Russell Berger and Sean DeMars, co-hosts of the Defend and Confirm podcast, begin their series critiquing church planting movements with…
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Book Review of Steve Addison’s “The Rise and Fall of Movements” (by Caleb Morell)

Book Review of Steve Addison’s “The Rise and Fall of Movements” (by Caleb Morell)

Book Reviews Disciple Making Movements (DMM)
Caleb Morell, currently the Senior Pastoral Assistant for Research at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., reviewed Steve Addison’s…
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“Should Missionaries Be Looking for ‘Persons of Peace’?” by Alex Kocman

“Should Missionaries Be Looking for ‘Persons of Peace’?” by Alex Kocman

Person of Peace
Alex Kocman, Director of Communications and Media for ABWE and co-host of The Missions Podcast, addresses the person of peace…
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“What Could Be Wrong with ‘Church Planting’?” by Mack Stiles

“What Could Be Wrong with ‘Church Planting’?” by Mack Stiles

Miscellaneous
Mack Stiles is the pastor of a church in Iraq. In this short article on the Desiring God site, Stiles…
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“An Embryonic Ecclesiology Enabling Church Planting Movements to Flourish” by Robert Christopher Abner

“An Embryonic Ecclesiology Enabling Church Planting Movements to Flourish” by Robert Christopher Abner

Ecclesiology T4T
Abner completed this PhD dissertation in December 2019 as a student of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He argues for…
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Book Review of Trousdale’s/Sunshine’s “The Kingdom Unleashed” (by Caleb Morell)

Book Review of Trousdale’s/Sunshine’s “The Kingdom Unleashed” (by Caleb Morell)

Book Reviews Definition of Church
Caleb Morell critiques Jerry Trousdale and Glenn Sunshine’s popular DMM book, The Kingdom Unleashed.[1] One of his main criticisms is…
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Mark Dever Comments on Church Planting Movements

Mark Dever Comments on Church Planting Movements

Uncategorized
Brooks Buser, president of Radius International, interviews Mark Dever regarding church planting movements. It’s evident that Mark Dever is, well,…
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“Faithfulness or Pragmatism?” The Mission Podcast Hosts Andy Johnson

“Faithfulness or Pragmatism?” The Mission Podcast Hosts Andy Johnson

Pragmatism
The Mission Podcast hosted Andy Johnson, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and author of Missions, How…
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“Person of Peace Methodology in Church Planting” by A. Matthews

“Person of Peace Methodology in Church Planting” by A. Matthews

Person of Peace
A. Matthews (DMin, Asbury) raises questions about the CPM/DMM methodology of finding persons of peace. Matthews discusses definitions of persons…
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A Debate on the CPM Model and the “Proclamational” Model (Esler vs Vegas)

A Debate on the CPM Model and the “Proclamational” Model (Esler vs Vegas)

Disciple Making Movements (DMM) Proclamation
In this debate, Ted Esler and Chad Vegas the CPM and “proclamational” models of missions. Ted Esler is the president…
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“Are Explosive Disciple-Making Movements Really Healthy?” An Interview with Zane Pratt on The Missions Podcast

“Are Explosive Disciple-Making Movements Really Healthy?” An Interview with Zane Pratt on The Missions Podcast

Disciple Making Movements (DMM)
The Missions Podcast co-hosts Alex Kocman and Scott Dunford interview IMB Vice President for Global Training Zane Pratt. The interview…
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“A Brief Guide to DMM” by Chad Vegas

“A Brief Guide to DMM” by Chad Vegas

Disciple Making Movements (DMM) Discovery Bible Studies Obedience-Based Discipleship Person of Peace
Chad Vegas’ A Brief Guide to DMM has been one of the most popular critiques of DMM. Propempo International called…
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“The Foolish Quest for a ‘Silver Bullet’ in Global Missions” by Steve Jennings

“The Foolish Quest for a ‘Silver Bullet’ in Global Missions” by Steve Jennings

Miscellaneous
Steve Jennings is the pastor of Immanuel Church of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. In this article posted on…
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“What Should We Think about Rapid Church  Multiplication?” by Zane Pratt

“What Should We Think about Rapid Church Multiplication?” by Zane Pratt

Rapidity
In this article, Zane Pratt, vice president for global training for the IMB, addresses rapidity in church planting movements. His…
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“A Missiology of Excluded Middles” by George Terry

“A Missiology of Excluded Middles” by George Terry

Contextualization Pragmatism T4T
When this article was published, George Terry was serving as a professor at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary in Penang, Malaysia….
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Andy Johnson Interviews Two Asian Church Leaders

Andy Johnson Interviews Two Asian Church Leaders

Numbers / Stats Rapidity
Andy Johnson is an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He interviews two Asian church leaders…
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“A Strange Sort of Orthodoxy” by Adam Coker

“A Strange Sort of Orthodoxy” by Adam Coker

T4T
Adam Coker is a former missionary with the IMB and currently serves as Assistant Professor of History and Christian Studies…
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“Persons of Peace” by “Bob”

“Persons of Peace” by “Bob”

Disciple Making Movements (DMM) Person of Peace
This article by a Frontiers missionary in North Africa addresses the person of peace methodology advocated by David Watson and…
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“Should We Still Teach?” by “Bob”

“Should We Still Teach?” by “Bob”

Disciple Making Movements (DMM)
This is the most extensive article that I’ve read about the issue of teaching, a biblical practice that is forbidden…
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Book Review of Jerry Trousdale’s “Miraculous Movements” (by Darren Carlson)

Book Review of Jerry Trousdale’s “Miraculous Movements” (by Darren Carlson)

Book Reviews
Darren Carlson reviews Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus (Nashville: Thomas Nelson,…
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Book Review of David and Paul Watson’s “Contagious Disciple Making” (by Ed Roberts)

Book Review of David and Paul Watson’s “Contagious Disciple Making” (by Ed Roberts)

Book Reviews Disciple Making Movements (DMM)
Ed Roberts, a church planter in Central Asia, wrote a review of Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey…
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“Obedience-Based Discipleship” by Zane Pratt

“Obedience-Based Discipleship” by Zane Pratt

Obedience-Based Discipleship
Zane Pratt has served as an IMB church planter in Central Asia, associate professor of missions at The Southern Baptist…
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“Contrasting Missiological Positions in Regard to Matthew 28:20” by John Michael Morris

“Contrasting Missiological Positions in Regard to Matthew 28:20” by John Michael Morris

Definition of Church Rapidity
John Michael Morris is (or was) a professor of missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS). In this article from…
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“Neophyte Pastors: Can 1 Titus Be Used to Justify Placing New Converts in the Office of Pastor?” by Michael Scott Robinson

“Neophyte Pastors: Can 1 Titus Be Used to Justify Placing New Converts in the Office of Pastor?” by Michael Scott Robinson

New Converts Leading Churches
In this article from 2014, Michael Scott Robinson addresses the promotion of young converts to church leadership. Specifically, Robinson responds…
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“There Are No Church Planting Movements in the Bible” by Jackson Wu

“There Are No Church Planting Movements in the Bible” by Jackson Wu

Miscellaneous
In this article from the October 2014 issue of Global Missiology, Jackson Wu (PhD, SEBTS) challenges the common CPM idea…
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“The Ecclesiology of Training for Trainers: The Issue of Method and 1 Timothy 3:6” by John Henry Serworwora

“The Ecclesiology of Training for Trainers: The Issue of Method and 1 Timothy 3:6” by John Henry Serworwora

Baptist Ecclesiology New Converts Leading Churches T4T Women in Church Leadership
John Henry Serworwora is a native Indonesian educated at Mid-America Baptist Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also…
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“Wrinkling Time in the Missionary Task” by John D. Massey

“Wrinkling Time in the Missionary Task” by John D. Massey

Baptist Ecclesiology Rapidity
This article by John D. Massey is one of the more frequently cited critical CPM articles. It is somewhat lengthy…
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Book Review of Jerry Trousdale’s “Miraculous Movements” (by Jeff Morton)

Book Review of Jerry Trousdale’s “Miraculous Movements” (by Jeff Morton)

Book Reviews Disciple Making Movements (DMM)
Jeff Morton (DMiss, Biola) reviews Jerry Trousdale’s Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with…
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Book Review of Smith’s/Kai’s “T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution” (by George G. Robinson)

Book Review of Smith’s/Kai’s “T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution” (by George G. Robinson)

Book Reviews T4T
George Robinson (DMiss, Western Seminary) reviews T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution in the October 2011 issue of Global Missiology. While favorable…
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“Reaching and Teaching” by David Sills

“Reaching and Teaching” by David Sills

Pragmatism Rapidity
David Sills critiques church planting movements in Chapter 7 of his book Reaching and Teaching: A Call to Great Commission…
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Book Review of Bob Roberts’ “The Multiplying Church”

Book Review of Bob Roberts’ “The Multiplying Church”

Uncategorized
Lance Quinn, an elder at The Anchor Bible Church in Redlands, California, writes a short review of Bob Roberts’ book,…
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“Pragmatism, Pragmatism Everywhere” by Andy Johnson

“Pragmatism, Pragmatism Everywhere” by Andy Johnson

Numbers / Stats Pragmatism
Andy Johnson, associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., wrote this excellent article on pragmatism in February…
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Book Review of David Garrison’s “Church Planting Movements” (by Ed Roberts)

Book Review of David Garrison’s “Church Planting Movements” (by Ed Roberts)

Book Reviews Ecclesiology Pragmatism Rapidity
Ed Roberts, a church planter in Central Asia for over twenty years, critiques David Garrison’s book Church Planting Movements: How…
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“Is Church Planting Movement Methodology Viable?” by Hoyt Lovelace

“Is Church Planting Movement Methodology Viable?” by Hoyt Lovelace

Definition of Church Ecclesiology Pragmatism Rapidity
In this article, Hoyt Lovelace (PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) critically examines several controversies over church planting movement (CPM) methodology….
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Book Review of David Garrison’s “Church Planting Movements” (by Greg Gilbert)

Book Review of David Garrison’s “Church Planting Movements” (by Greg Gilbert)

Book Reviews
Greg Gilbert is the senior pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. This review of Garrison’s book is…
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