7 Key Insights that Advance Nationwide Disciple Making Processes

Not all saturation church planting or disciple making processes produce equal fruit. What makes the difference? If we have limited resources, which emphases are most fruitful?

These are some of the questions posed at the beginning of the 2017 National Church Planting Processes Survey. This first-of-its-kind study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of whole-nation disciple making process, sometimes referred to as Saturation Church Planting (SCP) or DAWN Initiatives. Seven significant insights emerged from the analysis of participant responses, insights, which when acted upon, can guide the development of effective nationwide disciple making processes.

Here are the seven insights:

  1. The “ideal” DAWN strategy is effective.
  2. National Church Leadership is the most significant factor for developing a whole nation church planting process.
  3. “Seminars and Consultations” is the second most significant factor contributing to an effective nationwide disciple making process.
  4. Relationships are foundational to a fruitful national process.
  5. Continually refine the process.
  6. Think critically about it is going to take to disciple the whole nation.
  7. Success requires a long obedience in the same direction.

A more thorough explanation of these seven insights is available here, including practical applications of how this research guides the development whole-nation disciple making processes as we move toward AD 2050.