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3 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

4 Make disciples of all nations. - Jesus ca AD 30 - Jesus ca AD 30 Come help change the world. - Bill Bright, 1951

5 Movements Everywhere Movements Anywhere? so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus

6 It is possible to have a very healthy and fruitful ministry of evangelism and discipleship without ever becoming a movement. From your experience, would you agree or disagree? Why?

7 m2M Lets Grow From Ministry To Movement.

8 The church in Antioch birthed movements everywhere that changed the world.

9 Small Group Bible Study …men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. The Lords hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord…. Acts 11: :1-5 15:30-41 What happened at Antioch? What happened at Antioch? What principles can we take away? What principles can we take away? T.O.

10 Mark #1: Connecting lost people to Jesus. The message was simple and clear: the Lord Jesus The message was simple and clear: the Lord Jesus Innovation: Multiple cultures reached out to multiple cultures. Innovation: Multiple cultures reached out to multiple cultures. The hand of the Lord was with them. The hand of the Lord was with them. Great numbers believed & turned to the Lord (2x). Great numbers believed & turned to the Lord (2x).

11 News about this reached the ears of the Jerusalem church (500 km away) News about this reached the ears of the Jerusalem church (500 km away) Barnabas came, witnessed Gods grace, rejoiced, and encouraged them to remain true to Jesus amid explosive ministry Barnabas came, witnessed Gods grace, rejoiced, and encouraged them to remain true to Jesus amid explosive ministry Barnabas & Saul personally invested one year Barnabas & Saul personally invested one year Emphasis on Barnabas character (morally good, full of Holy Spirit and faith, encourager)… Emphasis on Barnabas character (morally good, full of Holy Spirit and faith, encourager)… …is linked to more fruit: considerable numbers …is linked to more fruit: considerable numbers Life-change earned disciples a name: Christians Life-change earned disciples a name: Christians Mark #2: Life-changing discipleship

12 Team leadership from the outset (men from Cyprus and Cyrene, Barnabas immediately went for Saul, prophets from Jerusalem, gift sent to elders, teachers listed, Judas and Silas) Team leadership from the outset (men from Cyprus and Cyrene, Barnabas immediately went for Saul, prophets from Jerusalem, gift sent to elders, teachers listed, Judas and Silas) Leaders ministered together, prayed together, fasted together, and traveled together. Leaders ministered together, prayed together, fasted together, and traveled together. Leaders obeyed the Spirit and sent (released) people as God led. Leaders obeyed the Spirit and sent (released) people as God led. Strong, opinionated leaders remained focused on the mission even in sharp disagreement over details. Strong, opinionated leaders remained focused on the mission even in sharp disagreement over details. Mark #3: Rapidly Multiplying Leaders

13 Disciples (not just church leaders) were informed of real needs outside their own church and city. Disciples (not just church leaders) were informed of real needs outside their own church and city. Ownership. Each disciple determined to send a gift based on their own means. Ownership. Each disciple determined to send a gift based on their own means. The disciples were quick to send people and finances as the Spirit led. The disciples were quick to send people and finances as the Spirit led. Partnership. Financial gifts were carried by leaders in one location to leaders in another. Partnership. Financial gifts were carried by leaders in one location to leaders in another. Mark #4: Generous Giving of Local Resources

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16 The Result? Movements Everywhere. Within 20 years Antioch became the premier world-changing missions sending base. Movements Everywhere. Within 20 years Antioch became the premier world-changing missions sending base.

17 One Example: Thessalonica You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lords message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaiayour faith in God has become known everywhere. - You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lords message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaiayour faith in God has become known everywhere. - 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8

18 What Is A Movement? God working through a team of like- hearted disciples to Win, Build, and Send toward fulfillment of the Great Commission. God working through a team of like- hearted disciples to Win, Build, and Send toward fulfillment of the Great Commission. Measurable results. Over time, people in prayerful dependence on Gods grace will take action. This results in the following four characteristics: Measurable results. Over time, people in prayerful dependence on Gods grace will take action. This results in the following four characteristics:

19 A Movement Is… MINISTRY 1. Connecting the Lost to Jesus 1. Connecting the Lost to Jesus 2. Life-changing Discipleship 2. Life-changing Discipleship 3. Multiplying Student Leaders 4. Generating Self-sustaining Local Resources God working through a team of like-hearted disciples to Win, Build, and Send toward fulfilling the Great Commission, resulting in: God working through a team of like-hearted disciples to Win, Build, and Send toward fulfilling the Great Commission, resulting in:

20 A Movement Is… God working through a team of like-hearted disciples to Win, Build, and Send toward fulfilling the Great Commission, resulting in: God working through a team of like-hearted disciples to Win, Build, and Send toward fulfilling the Great Commission, resulting in: MINISTRY MOVEMENT 1. Connecting the Lost to Jesus 1. Connecting the Lost to Jesus 2. Life-changing Discipleship 2. Life-changing Discipleship 3. Multiplying Student Leaders 4. Generating self-sustaining Local Resources

21 What Is A Multiplying Student Leader? A Spirit-filled disciple who mobilizes and mentors others to lead. A Spirit-filled disciple who mobilizes and mentors others to lead.

22 One must decide where he wants his ministry to count – in the momentary applause of popular recognition or in the reproduction of his life in a few chosen men who will carry on his work after he is gone….Better to give a year or so to one or two who learn what it means to conquer for Christ than to spend a lifetime with a congregation just keeping the program going. - Robert Coleman Master Plan of Evangelism

23 Movements Everywhere CCC Staff Everywhere

24 Movements Everywhere = Students Graduates Volunteers CCC Staff Partners Churches Everywhere

25 Why Dont We See Movements? 1. We substitute evangelistic activity for bold, personal, loving proclamation of Jesus as a lifestyle. 2. We allow training – even very good training - to replace the lost art of life-on-life disciple-making.

26 3. Insecure leaders try too hard to do their best, maintain control for too long, and hesitate to give problem- solving ownership away to students. 4. We complain about not having enough staff or money or ___ to reach the students on our campus, rather than believing God to provide most of what we need from our local setting, then sending and giving even from our lack.

27 To rapidly grow leaders: Help people identify real needs, then give decision-making power to the grassroots level (students & volunteers). Equip and release. To rapidly grow leaders: Help people identify real needs, then give decision-making power to the grassroots level (students & volunteers). Equip and release.

28 Whos A Leader? Be the first wherever there is a sacrifice to be made, a self-denial to be practiced, or an impetus to be given. Be the first wherever there is a sacrifice to be made, a self-denial to be practiced, or an impetus to be given. Amy Carmichael, missionary who spent 53 years in India without a furlough

29 True spiritual movements are both intentional and organic (grown by God). True spiritual movements are both intentional and organic (grown by God).

30 To generate resources: Shift ministry focus from local to the whole world. This instantly reproduces Great Commission DNA. To generate resources: Shift ministry focus from local to the whole world. This instantly reproduces Great Commission DNA.

31 Our primary interest is not how many students are in our meetings. Our question is How many movements are in our students?

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33 Essential Activities Evangelism and discipleship are essential activities of Spirit-filled believers. Evangelism and discipleship are essential activities of Spirit-filled believers. Evangelism and discipleship are foundational to movement building, but they are insufficient to sustain a movement. Evangelism and discipleship are foundational to movement building, but they are insufficient to sustain a movement. Multiplying of leaders and the generation of resources requires greater intentionality and risky faith sustained over seasons of ministry. Multiplying of leaders and the generation of resources requires greater intentionality and risky faith sustained over seasons of ministry.

34 Pop Quiz Ministry or Movement?

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36 Discuss 1. In your experience, where have you seen success in growing a movement? 2. What barriers have you encountered while developing a movement? 3. Based on todays discussion, what do you think needs to happen next in your personal journey toward movements everywhere?

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38 Throughout history, young people have begun movements that changed the world.

39 They Shaped Nations… Mao Zedong China. Age: 27 Nelson Mandela South Africa. Age: 30 Napoleon Bonaparte France. Age: 27

40 Joan of Arc France. Age: 17 Marx & Engels The Communist Manifesto. Age: 30 & 28 Adolph Hitler Germany. Age: 27 Lee Kuan Yew Singapore. Age: 31

41 Tiger. …Changed Cultures… Nadia, Romania. 7 perfect 10.0s at age 14. Yao Ming.

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43 …Shaped Societies… Helen Keller, 25 Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream, 34 Florence Nightingale, redefined nursing, 34 Mahatma Gandhi, 27

44 …Rewrote Business Books… Googles Larry Page & Sergey Brin, Age: 25 Michael Dell, Age: 19 Bill Gates, Age: 20

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46 ...Made Disciples of the Nations. William Carey Father of Modern Missions Wrote An Enquiry, then left for India. Age: 31 Billy Graham First 8 week Crusade in Los Angeles. Age: 31 Bill and Vonette Bright Started CCC at UCLA Age: 30

47 What About These? 11 young men on a hillside? 11 young men on a hillside? Teenage David facing Goliath? Teenage David facing Goliath? 25-year old King Hezekiah, or 26-year old King Josiah, both of whom called an entire nation to return to God? 25-year old King Hezekiah, or 26-year old King Josiah, both of whom called an entire nation to return to God? Teenaged unwed pregnant Mary? Teenaged unwed pregnant Mary? Joseph, Ruth, Elisha, & Timothy? Joseph, Ruth, Elisha, & Timothy?

48 God Makes Us Ready Then go for Me to China. - God to 17-year old Hudson Taylor

49 On Sept 19, 1853, Hudson Taylor was the only passenger on the freight ship Dumfries sailing for China. The voyage from Liverpool lasted 23 weeks. His journey of radical faith changed the course of missions history. He had just turned 21 years old.

50 What About Us? Will you be the one God uses to change the world?

51 Frail With Fear? This is what the Lord says: Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the Lord. - Jeremiah 9:23-24

52 Puffed with Pride? Are you seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them…. - Jeremiah 45:5

53 Most people are not satisfied with the permanent output of their lives. Nothing can wholly satisfy the life of Christ within his followers except the adoption of Christ's purpose toward the world he came to redeem. Fame, pleasure and riches are but husks and ashes in contrast with the boundless and abiding joy of working with God for the fulfillment of his eternal plans….

54 …Those who are putting everything into Christ's undertaking are getting out of life its sweetest and most priceless rewards." J. Campbell White, secretary of the Laymen's Missionary Movement, 1909

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