Written for church leaders from various backgrounds--Marks of a Movement highlights the lessons and key insights that enable leaders to learn from the Methodist movement of the past that became a worldwide phenomenon, and reapply that timeless, biblical wisdom in their ministries today.
Marks of a Movement calls church leaders back to the disciple-making mandate of the church through the timeless wisdom of John Wesley and the Methodist movement. The Methodist movement is an example of the power of multiplying movements that utilize the strategy of discipleship. Within a generation, one in thirty people who were living in Britain had become Methodists, and the movement soon became a worldwide phenomenon.
With a love for history and a passion for today's church, author Winfield Bevins, the Director of Church Planting at Asbury Seminary, helps readers reimagine church multiplication in a way that focuses on making and multiplying disciples for the twenty-first century. Bevins walks readers through the vital multiplication lessons from the Wesleyan movement and highlights the necessity of discipleship as the starting point and the abiding strategic practice that is key to all lasting missional impact. By looking to the past and learning from the successful practices of this world-changing movement, Bevins offers unique and time-tested lessons leaders, pastors, and disciple-makers can apply today in their own context.