This is great insight from Ed Stetzer on how movements happen:
Actual movements are tricky things, but the word has never been more popular.
Three things that I believe we need to spark a movement:
- The comfortable do not create movements. We all need a cause bigger than ourselves, which can drive us to action with a holy dissatisfaction.
- Everyone loves a movement, as long as it looks great, but costs them little. A true movement will have a steep price, but those who are a part of it will recognize the immeasurable value.
- No Christian movement can be birthed without discipleship. It is impossible.
So, what needs to happen and what needs to change? Well, there are many things, but let me suggest one big idea for now.
Start with an unreasonable and sacrificial passion for discipleship that leads people to “no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised” (2 Corinthians 5:15).
The whole post is worth reading.
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