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What are disciple making movements?

Disciple and discipleship are “hot” words today. Despite the volume around these concepts, the reality is that little of it resembles the “multiplicative” nature of Jesus’ early disciples and the impact they had on the world. There is hope in find our way back.

DMM is an acronym for a street level executable disciple making strategy that fosters disciples making disciples. DMM has a built in self replicating DNA that catalyzes viral movements.

In today’s world, the terms “disciple” and “discipleship” echo through countless sermons, books, and seminars. Yet, amidst this noise, one might wonder: Does our modern understanding truly capture the transformative essence of discipleship as exemplified by Jesus and his early followers? Fortunately, there’s a beacon of hope in the form of the Disciple Making Movement (DMM), a dynamic strategy designed to reignite the multiplicative spirit of discipleship.

The allure of DMM lies in its practicality and its ability to foster a culture where disciples make disciples. At its core, DMM is not just a program or a methodology; it’s a mindset—a commitment to following the footsteps of Jesus in making disciples who, in turn, replicate the process. But what sets DMM apart from other approaches?

DMM operates on the principle of multiplication. It recognizes that true impact comes not just from adding numbers but from multiplying disciples who actively engage in the Great Commission. In essence, it’s about creating a ripple effect that spreads organically and exponentially. This self-replicating DNA within DMM is what catalyzes viral movements, transforming communities and even nations.

One of the key strengths of DMM is its street-level executability. Unlike complex strategies that require extensive resources or specialized training, DMM can be implemented by anyone, anywhere. It doesn’t hinge on elaborate programs or theological expertise but rather on the simple, yet profound, act of investing in people and empowering them to become disciple-makers.

Discipleship making movement in modern church

But how does DMM work in practice? At its core are three fundamental principles:

  1. Gospel-Centeredness: DMM places the Gospel at the center of everything. It’s not about promoting a particular denomination or doctrine but about sharing the life-transforming message of Jesus Christ. This emphasis on the Gospel’s power to change lives forms the foundation upon which discipleship is built.
  2. Obedience-Based Discipleship: DMM focuses on obedience to Christ’s commands. It’s not just about knowledge acquisition or spiritual experiences but about actively living out the teachings of Jesus. This obedience-centric approach fosters a deeper, more authentic discipleship that permeates every aspect of life.
  3. Multiplication: Perhaps the most defining feature of DMM is its commitment to multiplication. Disciples are not just taught; they are equipped to go and make disciples themselves. This emphasis on reproduction ensures that the impact of discipleship extends far beyond individual efforts, leading to the formation of vibrant, self-sustaining movements.

In essence, DMM represents a return to the roots of discipleship—a rediscovery of the transformative power that fueled the early church. It’s a call to reclaim the essence of what it means to follow Jesus and to make disciples who will, in turn, make more disciples.

In a world where superficiality often masquerades as discipleship, DMM stands as a beacon of authenticity and effectiveness. It reminds us that true discipleship is not measured by the size of our congregations or the eloquence of our sermons but by the depth of our commitment to following Jesus and making His name known.

As we journey forward in our pursuit of discipleship, may we heed the call of DMM—to embrace the simplicity, the urgency, and the transformative power of making disciples who will, in turn, change the world.

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