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While the story of most Disciple-Making Movements is written by and about men—featuring their roles and exploits—it is doubtful any movement in history has lacked the strategic involvement (as well as prayers) of women. Since women missionaries significantly outnumber men, and the vast majority of single missionaries are women, it is vital that CPM efforts welcome, encourage and empower the efforts and contribution of women. In addressing this issue, R. Nyman has done a great service for the whole body of Christ. See all the articles

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Movements Without Women?

Movements Without Women?

In this MF we salute the strategic and varied roles of women in ten essential components common of church-planting: Vision, Reproduction, Extraordinary Prayer, Word of God Foundation with Reliance on the Holy Spirit, Abundant Evangelism, Discipleship, Commitment, Oikos-based Churches, Leadership, and Unflinching Evaluation.

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Women Engaged in Church-Planting Movements Among UPGs

Women Engaged in Church-Planting Movements Among UPGs

 What is the place of women in world mission? Jesus said, “You [and the word means all of you, male and female] are my witnesses. You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.” And there have been...

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Women and Vision Casting

If you really wanted to do something better, and could study under the world’s leading expert, would you?

Women and Vision Casting

In the past few years, workers tired of seeing few results in hard places desperately went back to the Best to learn from Jesus. Through His Bible and His Spirit, they learned biblical “secrets” for...

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Empowering Local Partners

Empowering Local Partners

“Among the 150+ CPMs we are aware of worldwide, only a very small minority have been catalyzed directly by an outsider. The majority develop when the outside CPM catalyzer(s) vision-casts and trains the near / same...

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Ordinary Women Empowered by an Extraordinary God

How God Draws Women into Intimate Relationship with Himself and Equips Them for Extraordinary Kingdom Exploits

Ordinary Women Empowered by an Extraordinary God

Extraordinary prayer has been shown to be foundational in every movement to Christ. Each of us begins as a tiny, fragile baby. Even God chose to enter our world this way. Extraordinary prayer can...

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Worship

Fuel for Extraordinary Prayer

Worship

Worship allows us to proclaim Kingdom realities in the darkest places of this world. By savoring God’s presence in the midst of worship, we can speak back to him the promises to be fulfilled in and through the bride of Christ.

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Fruit in Obedience

Extraordinary Prayer and Its Role in Kingdom Advance

Fruit in Obedience

“Ever since going through these stories together I feel closer to God,” mused Zahira, a local woman from a UPG. My friend Zahira, her aunt and I had been going through a Creation to Christ set of...

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Spirit Led In Our Unique Role as Female Practitioners

Spirit Led In Our Unique Role as Female Practitioners

We had hiked several miles on windy paths through rural communities of clustered houses and bright green rice paddies. So we stopped to rest at a local “coffee shop” on the side of the road. This...

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Neighbors of Peace

Extraordinary Prayer & Its Role in Kingdom Advance

Neighbors of Peace

We, the women behind this article, are your fellow travelers. We are sisters, friends, and neighbors, asking the Lord to show us how to find persons of peace and love our neighbors as ourselves—to find ways to share...

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Searching For Persons of Peace

As a Lifestyle

Searching For Persons of Peace

It was a normal hot humid day. I was again asking the Holy Spirit to show me where He was moving and what was my part in His work. I organized the kids and explained to them: “We are going on another...

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Obedience Discipleship

Obedience Discipleship

One of the cornerstone verses for the launch of a Disciple Making Movement is Matthew 28:18-20. Here we learn to make disciples (not converts). This means teaching people to obey everything that...

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A Big Day Has Arrived

A Big Day Has Arrived

As my husband and I continue to implement, train, and coach others in DMM among UPGs, one of the dividing lines of commitment among these Muslims is the area of obedience in the step of baptism.

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Healthy DNA in Obeying Congregations

A Key CPM question is, “What needs to be done? Not what can be done?

Healthy DNA in Obeying Congregations

As my husband and I continue to reflect upon the behemoth-sized task of what it is to believe God for what He promises among these UPGs, we also consider the sheer simplicity of what Jesus modeled in...

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Zarina’s Story

Zarina’s Story

Zarina is a bubbly extrovert who has trouble not talking too much. She loves the Lord who rescued her out of a life of darkness and heroin trafficking, and she is now a successful businesswoman who...

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Leadership: Women in African DDM

Leadership: Women in African DDM

“If I had to choose, I would take a woman any day over a man as a church-planter.” Jon Lewis was startled to hear this from an East African mission leader. Jon says, “In an African culture where...

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There is Hope

There is Hope

Among the many skills needed to establish a Church Planting Movement is a willingness to unflinchingly evaluate our work. This has been integral to our journey. It is for His glory, and worth the...

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Your Kingdom Come

Extraordinary Prayer and Its Role in Kingdom Advance

Your Kingdom Come

“Intercessory prayer is spiritual defiance of what is, in the name of what God has promised. Intercession visualizes an alternative future to the one apparently fated by the momentum of current forces. Prayer infuses...

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God’s Word our Foundation, His Spirit our Dependable Guide

God’s Word our Foundation, His Spirit our Dependable Guide

We know God wants us to discover truth through His Word. He gives us all the direction we need in order to do His work. We are invited to partner with Him in the extraordinary task of making disciples who make...

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Depending on the Spirit and the Word

Depending on the Spirit and the Word

A Lifestyle of Discovery  

Priya is our house helper. My husband and I have met in her home with her family to discuss True Stories over cups of chai. The problem is, our meetings have been few and far between due...

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Facilitating What?

Discovery Process with POP

Facilitating What?

POPs Want to Be Found

John 4 records an encounter Jesus had one day with a woman from Samaria. She had serious problems. She had married and divorced 5 times, and was then living with a man who wasn’t her husband....

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How He Leads Me through the Darkness

Finding POP's

How He Leads Me through the Darkness

I knew nothing. I was just beginning to speak Urdu. I didn't know how to dress, where to shop, or the value of the local currency in my wallet. Out on the streets it was just a “man's world.” They all ran businesses...

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Unflinching Grace-Filled Evaluation

Unflinching Grace-Filled Evaluation

If a pilot flies a plane off course by only one degree without correction, after an hour of flight the plane will be miles off of its planned destination. This can also apply to DMMs. Unless we unflinchingly evaluate...

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THREE FOUNDATIONAL AREAS OF MOVEMENTS

THREE FOUNDATIONAL AREAS OF MOVEMENTS

In any multi-generational movement in which disciples and churches are multiplying beyond the fourth generation in multiple contexts, a set of common characteristics will be in place. Church planting...

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Subsidy, Self-Respect, Self-support and Personal Ownership

Subsidy, Self-Respect, Self-support and Personal Ownership

We arrived in Taiwan as enthusiastic young missionaries with three pre-school children. I had a fresh BA, M.Div. and fortunate to have a full year of pre-field training.

But nothing...

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