Marks of a Movement: What the Church Today Can Learn From the Wesleyan Revival
: Marks of a Movement calls us back to the disciple-making mandate of the church through the timeless wisdom of John Wesley and the Methodist movement. With a love for history and a passion for today's church, Winfield helps us...
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Marks of a Movement calls us back to the disciple-making mandate of the church through the timeless wisdom of John Wesley and the Methodist movement. With a love for history and a passion for today's church, Winfield helps us reimagine church multiplication in a way that focuses on making and multiplying disciples for the twenty-first century.
Winfield Bevins reminds us of the vital multiplication lessons from the Wesleyan movement, one of the greatest missional movements the world has ever known. He highlights the necessity of discipleship as the starting point and the abiding strategic practice that is key to all lasting missional impact in and through movements. 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.
We in the Western Church need a movement of historic proportions once again. What would such a multiplication movement look like for us today? We must look to the past to gain wisdom for the future. And as we look at the pages of church history, there is no better example of a multiplication movement in the West than the Methodist movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Marks of a Movement highlights the lessons and key insights that enable us to learn from the past and reapply this timeless, biblical wisdom for today.
Winfield Bevins serves as lead pastor of Church of the Outer Banks, which he founded in 2005. His life's passion in ministry is discipleship and helping start new churches. He speaks at conferences and retreats throughout the United States on a variety of topics. Winfield is the author of dozens of articles as well as several popular e-books, including Grow: Reproducing Through Organic Discipleship. He has a doctorate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Winfield, his wife, Kay, and their two daughters live in the Outer Banks, where he loves to surf and spend time at the beach with his family and friends.