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In the early 2000s I (Bradley) played an active role in a church planting movement (CPM). Within only a few years of that movement, tens of thousands of people had come to know Christ, and dozens of “house groups” were planted. This firsthand experience allowed me to honestly assess not only the blessings of a CPM, but also the challenges. As part of Element 06: Evaluating Sending Models and Partners, it is important for sending churches and sent ones to be familiar with this popular missions strategy. Thus the purpose of this resource is neither to advocate for nor criticize movements (whether CPM, Disciple-Making Movements [DMM], Training for Trainers [T4T], Four Fields, etc.), but rather to help you be more fully informed about them.


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The Pros & Cons of a Church Planting Movement

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