Episode 42: What are Death Factors for Disciple Multiplication and Movements?



Once you’ve worked hard and prayed much to see a movement of disciples multiply, you want that to continue and be sustained. Yet there are several key death factors that can stop a movement in it’s tracks. Find out what those are and how to avoid them.

Key Points from this episode:

  • Death factors are things that can kill or slow down a movement that has begun.
  • Bringing in outside funding causes local disciples to lose their sense of ownership.
  • Avoid paying evangelists and church planters with outside funds. It may bring some acceleration now, but in the end will be a hindrance that slows the movement down.
  • Sending emerging leaders away for further training can cause them to become outsiders and also elevates them above “ordinary believers”
  • Fear of persecution or of losing your visa can become contagious. Bold evangelism is necessary in a growing movement. Let God be in charge of your platform and visa.
  • Busyness is a major hindrance and success can be our enemy.
  • Learn to say no often to stay focused on what you are called to do, training leaders and making disciples.
  • Be careful about bringing in programs, traditions and structures that become elevated above simply obeying Jesus’ commands


Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Order The Multiplier’s Mindset Book

Getting Started in Disciple Making Movements Course

Pursuing Disciple Making Movements in the Frontiers Blog

Cynthia Anderson on Twitter

Cynthia Anderson on Instagram

DMMs Frontier Missions Facebook

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