Learning Community

The Journey to Movement learning community explores the New Testament church as an ongoing historical event of God’s relentless pursuit of relationships with every people group. This exploration of movement will help participants discover a biblical plan of action to multiply disciples and connect God’s story to the story of their community. By focusing on…

The Ephesiology Project

The vision for the project is to glorify God by multiplying mature followers of Jesus Christ who will faithfully lead cascading movements of churches. We will achieve the multiplication of mature believers through leadership development training seminars as well as print, video, and audio mediums. The development of a globally accessible platform will assist in…

The Study of a Movement

Ephesiology[n.ih·fē·zē·äləʒē]: The Study of a Movement is the story of the church at Ephesus, the most documented of all the churches appearing in the New Testament. Beginning with Paul’s approximate three-year tenure in the city from 53 to 56 AD, we see a movement launched that reaches all of Asia Minor (Acts 19:10). Indeed, the work…

Launching a Movement

It all begin in Acts 16. Paul and his missionary band were prohibited from entering Asia and were redirected to Macedonia only to meet a woman from the very place they could not enter. It is not for another three years or so that he finally arrives on the West coast of Asia Minor with…

Grounding a Movement

The dating of Ephesians, even the audience of the letter with the name of the city, is in question. Most agree that its intention was for all the churches in Asia. Whatever the case, the letter is Paul’s expression of missiological theology written to inspire the churches to continue their responsibility in the plan of…

Leading a Movement

Paul’s letter to Timothy, the eventual leader of the movement, provides timely instructions on how to keep the movement growing. Timothy was reminded that Jesus came to save sinners and he was to continue his work as an evangelist in the faithful proclamation of the gospel. To ensure the ongoing movement, Paul reminds Timothy to…

Multiplying a Movement

Undoubtedly the most personal letter Paul had written, 2 Timothy prepared his faithful son for the inevitable: suffering and death. Suffering was as much from persecution as it was from the anguish of seeing people fall away from the Lord. In spite of this, Timothy was challenged to remain strong and vigilant in his calling…

Sustaining a Movement

Between Paul’s decapitation around 67AD and Timothy’s imprisonment, the church continued its ministry, albeit not without struggles. Nearly thirty years later, Jesus intervenes with the church, as much to encourage them for the work they were doing, but also to admonish them for forgetting their first love. They were doing good things, but they were…