Church Planting Movements


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What are Church Planting Movements (CPMs)?

A CPM is a rapid multiplication of indigenous churches planting churches that sweeps through a people group or population segment.

What are the essential elements of a CPM?

  1. Extraordinary prayer
  2. Abundant evangelism
  3. Intentional planting of reproducing churches
  4. The authority of God’s Word
  5. Local leadership
  6. Lay leadership
  7. House churches
  8. Churches planting churches
  9. Rapid reproduction
  10. Healthy churches

Why should a church adopt CPMs as their endvision?

  1. God is mightily at work in them.
  2. God’s people must align themselves with what God is doing.
  3. They are the most effective means in the world for drawing lost millions into saving, disciple-building relationships with Jesus Christ.
  4. They multiply the glory of God.

So, how do we get started?

  1. Immerse your community in prayer.
  2. Saturate your community with the gospel.
  3. Cling to God’s Word.
  4. Fight against foreign dependency.
  5. Eliminate all non-reproducible elements.
  6. Live the vision that you wish to fulfill.
  7. Build reproduction into every believer and church.
  8. Train all believers to evangelize, disciple, and plant churches.
  9. Discover what God is doing and join him.

(All information comes directly from IMB missiologist Dr. David Garrison’s book Church Planting Movements: How God Is Redeeming A Lost World, ISBN#0974756202)

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