Who We Are
bringing good news of the kingdom to an unreached people group
God called a group of people to plant churches among an unreached people group in Tunisia, North Africa. As they began to pray, share the Gospel, and disciple those who responded they realized they needed to find a way to go faster if they were going to reach this generation of people.
They received training on Church Multiplication Movements (now often referred to as Disciple Making Movements) and learned that every Church Multiplication Movement in recorded history happened in the context of extraordinary prayer.
As they began to pursue extraordinary prayer through Pray4Tunisia, people serving other Unreached People Groups asked them to share their experience. More people wanted to leverage today’s technology on behalf of other people groups. Thus, Pray4Movement was born.
Pray4Movement empowers the church to pray strategically for disciple making movements
- Informing that every church multiplication movement in history has had extraordinary prayer
- Imparting best practices learned in “How to Start a World Changing Prayer Network”
- Promoting strategic prayer based on disciple making movement research
- Encouraging prayer movements to share brief prayer points, usually 1-to-3 lines long
- Envisioning Pray4Movement network leaders to not only pray but also mobilize prayer through relationships and opportunities God provides
- Leveraging technology and social media’s potential for keeping prayer partners informed and updated
- Striving to neither under- nor over- estimate man’s role in disciple making movements
- Clarifying that Pray4Movement is not a political agenda, rather an effort for sinners who have found forgiveness in Christ to share Good News with others
- Helping Pray4Movement network leaders to understand there are security concerns when ministering among many of the remaining UPGs (Unreached People Groups) and UUPGs (Unengaged Unreached People Groups), so never use names or details that will endanger people or projects
What is a Disciple Making Movement?
A Disciple Making Movement/Church Multiplication Movement is one in which:
- There is awareness that only God can start movements, but disciples can follow biblical principles to pray, plant, and water the seeds that can lead to a book of Acts type multiplying movement.
- The focus is to make every follower of Christ a reproducing disciple rather than merely a convert.
- Patterns create frequent and regular accountability for both obeying what the Lord is speaking to each person and for them to pass it on to others in a loving environment. This requires a participative small-group approach.
- Each disciple is equipped in comprehensive ways (such as interpreting and applying Scripture, a well-rounded prayer life, functioning as a part of the larger Body of Christ, and responding well to persecution/suffering) in order that they might function not merely as consumers, but as active agents of Kingdom advance.
- Each disciple is given a vision both for reaching their relational network and for extending the Kingdom to the ends of the earth with a prioritization on the darkest places (with a “no place left” mentality). They are equipped to be able to minister and partner with others in the Body of Christ in both of these environments.
- Reproducing churches are intentionally formed as a part of the multiplying disciples process. The intent in CPM/DMM approaches is that 1) disciples, 2) churches, 3) leaders and 4) movements can multiply endlessly by the power of the Spirit.
- Emphasis is not on the specific model of CPM/DMM used (e.g. T4T, DBS, Zume, 4 Fields, etc.) but on the underlying biblical principles of multiplying kingdom movements.
10 universal elements in every church multiplication movement
According to research done by David Garrison and the International Mission Board, there are 10 elements found in every church multiplication movement.
- Extraordinary Prayer
- Abundant Gospel Sowing
- Intentional Church Planting
- Scriptural Authority
- Local Leadership
- Lay Leadership
- Cell or House Churches
- Churches Planting Churches
- Rapid Reproduction
- Healthy Churches