Idolatry, the immediate, and rapid church planting

‘The idolatrous desire for instant gratification exists in every ministry context, but it can acutely haunt church planters as we navigate the tension of an abundance of vision and a scarcity of resources.’ ‘Impatience is the pride of… Read More

Missions: Success, faithfulness, rapid, deception

‘Let’s be honest: faithfulness is not the first synonym that springs to mind when we hear the word success. ‘Over the past 20 years, a proliferation of new missionary methods has shifted the definition of missionary success. Increasingly, I meet missionaries… Read More

Expecting Rapid?

Should those planting churches overseas expect their work to unfold rapidly? That’s a question posed and answered by Mr. Clark. ‘Missionaries often start their journey into ministry with high expectations. Chief among them is a hope for fruit… Read More

Less talent: rewarded for faithfulness

‘So one servant produced more than twice the other. But remarkably, they’re given the same word-for-word commendation: “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into… Read More

The CPMCritic Site

Church Planting Movements Critic See more  (GSiV: Missions: Success, faithfulness, rapid, deception;  Miller: Success, Failure, and Grace; Church Growth, Planning, and Multiplication; Rapid)

Missionaries don’t need to be perfect

‘Missionaries don’t need to be superhuman. They don’t need to be flawless. They just need to know the Scriptures well enough to teach others. They need to be culturally flexible and moderately healthy. They need to have strong families… Read More

Two Books on Missions

No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions by Matt Rhodes [February 15, 2022]. “Trendy new missions strategies are a dime a dozen, promising missionaries monumental results in record time. These strategies report explosive movements of people turning… Read More

The Southgate Fellowship on Contextualisation

The Anthropological and Missiological Context  SECTION 85  85a) We affirm that God-given, God-ordained methods are effective both for bringing an ‘aroma of life’ and an ‘aroma of death’. 85b) We deny that humanly prescribed methods have any ultimate… Read More

Recent posts of interest–part 8

Handling our differences biblically–part 2 Tin Lành Là Gì? của Ông Gilbert–part 8 Taking our miseries to the Lord Được Thánh Linh Dẫn Dắt của ông Elliff–part 4 Philadelphia Baptist Confession of Faith–part 17 Holiness according to the resources available to us… Read More

Garrison and Church Planting Movements

‘Garrison tells a story of a brother who led a CPM in China and was committed to a minimum of two hours daily in prayer. I don’t agree with everything in the CPM model–nor am I going to prescribe a… Read More