Purpose of Site: Equipping people to help Save the Lost through Evangelsim, SDBS, DMMs and CPMs

Submitted by Macka on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:08

We are committed to assist the Lost in this world, those far from God. We do this by first evangelising them, then discipling them. Our methods try to provoke Disciple Making Movements (DMM) which in turn promote Church Planting Movements (CPM) around the world. This site provides the raw tools to do this such as A. I. M. or Training for Trainers (T4T) tools whilst encouraging Self Discovery Bible Study (SDBS).

ORID part 2 - Dealing with Fear (as well as the issues of our day)

Submitted by Macka on Thu, 10/31/2019 - 15:42

I have written this addendum to ORID because of the recent events of the last couple of years.  There are changes a foot all over the Western World.

Since writing this article I have seen some friends who are Pastors (or Elders) struggle with conflicts within their congregations.   I appreciate their positions.  Members of a traditional church congregation can be a fickle group.  They can be migratory in nature seeking the best sermons, songs, youth groups, common interests, coffee, etc...  Some other issues of more importance too.

CPM - Practitioners Vs Managers and Teachers, The Danger of Time Capsules

Submitted by Macka on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 22:35

As something grows good governance, sharing information and best practices are essential to keep any endeavour moving forward there is no doubt to that. However I believe there can be a danger hidden in success! Lets look at one trap I believe that we can easily avoid.

Diaspora (Displaced People/Groups) – Why is it a good thing?

Submitted by Macka on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 20:56

Ever wondered why your networks grow so easily within displaced ethnic groups compared to the people in your own country? Ever wondered why these displaced groups are softer ground than they are in their home country? Ever wanted to reach out into the harder and sometimes more dangerous fishing grounds but they seem out of your league? Well they are softer and yes you can reach out back to their home countries.

Crash and Burn Discipleship #2: 2nd biggest reason for failing to multiply - The Teacher/Student Relationship

Submitted by Macka on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 00:18

Second on this series of Crash and Burns is the hidden world between the teacher and their students that can be more than it first appears to be. I have escaped this trap myself mostly but I have seen many of my disciples fall into it because I failed to bring the problem up into the foreground. It is only later when they come to me and ask why they can’t get their groups to multiply down in the generations I realise my failure. This would be, in my opinion, the second biggest cause for a network failing to multiply down the generations!

Crash and Burn Discipleship #1: Clashing Cultures

Submitted by Macka on Wed, 10/09/2019 - 00:36

This is another article showing you my underbelly for the good of the Kingdom, I will attempt to guide you around some deep potholes of my early walk. Once again, we in the West are too invested in our own viewpoints and find it hard to believe that other cultures or people groups can have a completely different view. This article will cover such topics like "African Time", "honesty" verses "face" and the "Client/Patron relationship" Buckle up (and try not to laugh).

Get Free Printable Gospel Tracts (and why you should use them)

Submitted by Macka on Sun, 10/06/2019 - 23:13

Over the years I have heard the proliferation of good reasons why people should use tracts as part of their witnessing tool box. A lot of people that I respect use them as their first preemptive strike. nonetheless I have always hated them.  I found them cheap and cheesy. (Not just gospel tracts, any tracts or adverts.) For the most part, deep down, I guess I sort of thought people who threw out tracts were just  trying to make themselves feel better,  whilst avoiding embarrassing themselves by engaging in the harder conversations. That all changed when I went to London last year!

Temporal Eternal Icebreaker #7A: Story of the Stones - full story

Submitted by Macka on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 12:59

Walking along the beach I see stones, lots of stones. As I continue to walk I see from a distance one particular stone.  It is not necessarily the best looking stone, but it has caught my eye.  I pick it up, appreciate the beauty in it, and put it in my pocket close to me.

The beauty of stones becomes greater when you put them together, one enhances the other. Dark, light, big and small, together they make a statement, a beauty to behold, simple but profound beach stones.

Temporal Eternal Icebreaker #7: Rough Diamonds (Temp. Short Intro.)

Submitted by Macka on Sun, 09/29/2019 - 16:40

I Have a friend, Christine, and she has an amazing tool that she uses. (I am trying to persuade her to write an article on it.  In the meantime I will try and tell you a little bit about it.)