DEFINITION OF DMM

A Spirit-led rapid multiplication of disciple-making disciples and indigenous churches planting churches that sweeps through a people group or population segment in a relatively short amount of time.

COMMON ELEMENTS

Historically ten common factors have been present when the Spirit of God catalyzes a movement of disciples and churches within unreached peoples.

VALUE OF MULTIPLICATION

DMMs are able to outpace population growth within unreached people groups because of the simple, yet crucial factor of multiplication.

HISTORICAL BASIS

Rooted in the example of the 1st century church as well as 650+ recorded modern-day movements, our prayerful pursuit isn't a new concept.

 

10 Universal Elements of Movements

PRAYER IS THE ENGINE THAT DRIVES THE DMM.  RADICAL PRAYER IS FOUND AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE MOVEMENT.

1

EXTRA-

ORDINARY PRAYER

FREQUENT AND HEAVY DOSES OF GOSPEL SHARING IN MASS AND BY INDIVIDUALS IS COMMON FOR ALL MOVEMENTS

2

 ABUNDANT SOWING

A FOCUS ON MULTIPLICATION AND STARTING NEW GROUPS IS NECESSARY FOR A DMM TO GAIN MOMENTUM

3

 FOCUSED  

C-PLANTING

ALL DMMs OPERATE WITH SCRIPTURE AS THE UNQUESTIONED AUTHORITY AND GUIDE FOR THE MOVEMENT

4

 AUTHORITY

OF WORD

WHILE MOVEMENTS OFTEN BEGIN WITH OUTSIDE PARTNERS, THE PRIMARY LEADERS AND CATALYSTS ARE LOCAL BELIEVERS

5

LOCAL LEADERSHIP

 SACRIFICIAL BI-VOCATIONAL LEADERS AND A STRONG

PRIESTHOOD OF BELIEVER CULTURE FUEL MOST DMMs

6

LAY

LEADERSHIP

MULTIPLICATION HAPPENS THROUGH REPRODUCING HOUSE GROUPS WHO'VE BEEN GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO MULTIPLY

7

CELL OR HOUSE CHURCHES

NEW HOUSE CHURCHES' FOCUS IS OUTWARD AS THEY LOOK TO MULTIPLY NEW GROUPS, NOT GROW THEMSELVES

8

CP-FOCUSED CHURCHES

NEW LEADERS AND GROUPS ARISE QUICKLY AS THE REPRODUCTION PACE IS FASTER THAN ONE LEADER'S CONTROL

9

RAPID MULTI-PLICATION

WITH DEVOTED  FOCUS ON OBEYING AND SHARING, THE MULTIPLYING CHURCHES EXHIBIT CHARACTERISTICS OF CHRIST

10

 HEALTHY CHURCHES

 

ADDITION

VS

MULTIPLICATION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 5

YEAR 10

YEAR 15

=2,000

+200

+200

=400

=1,000

=3,000

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

=243

=59,049

=14,348,907