How to Start a Movement

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Have you ever wondered how to start a movement. Church planting as I have come to understand over the years is less about creating a single static community that meets on a Sunday morning, and more about starting a movement of believers who want to join in what the Holy Spirit is doing in a given area. If you have not heard of TEDs let this video be your introduction on how to start a movement and inspire you to get your groove on: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html.

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This video is excellent.  I'll be the first follower and say the Brian has given us a gem. 

I'll follow to! Can't just have two nuts out there. Now it's three and we're a crowd! And let's take this a step further. What would a CRC church multiplication movement look like?

There are different movement genres. Many church plants are "mini" movements. I believe the November gathering of missional leaders at the missional cafe in Denver could very well be the genesis of a movement among CRCNA leaders. I'll join any movement with Brian and Andy because I know whom they follow.

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Great video lesson.  Now how do we start a movement in the church like that?  Slowly but surely.  I won't take my shirt off, but I may dance like that dude.  Good stuff.

The missional church isn't a program to adopt, it has always existed by God's will through out history after Christ's was born. In other words it is the body of believers that resides in and out of our churches.

What we need to do is pattern our churches on this understanding. That means being aware of the Holy Spirit and humbly following His cue's.

It's exciting to watch the Spirit work through people like Brian and Derek. what a honor it is to serve God in whatever your role is. Take nothing for granted, the Lord can accomplish His will through you inspite of you. You have to act as a vessel by haveing the faith to try.I can relate to the methods during my breif street ministry. They come naturally if you believe in what you are doing.

God bless you guys Ken

I wish you could hear what I am going to say from someone other than me because of my unstable emotional responses from sickness.

When we talk aboat following Jesus's commission and want to interact with the world, we have to consider how Christians are portrayed in public discourse. How do we change that image? One person at a time? Does this image exist because of a overt outside influence or decay from within or both. 

As leaders, you guys are the catalyst to accomplish this. Most people are followers which is fine if they are listening to their hearts from Christ.

Thanks

Ken

 I think Allan Likkle named it.  We need to be about starting mini movements.  Allan tell us more about the Missional Cafe in Denver?  What kind of groove are they starting?  Are you out here in the PNW yet?

I think you your kidding yourself Brian. The changes we need are more than a "mini" movement. Look at the churches in Eruope. That is where we are heading.

I am a lifetime member of a crc but they are not there in my sickness. How are churches going to deal with missions when they struggle with their own? Wake up people,  you are one long term disease from a different oppinion and isolation.

Thanks

Ken

TED is amazing. So many ideas. So many compelling speakers who will blow your mind. Thanks for bringing this to The Network.