FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
24:14 believes in the Lausanne Covenant Statement of Faith. If you would like to read it, you may do so here.
No, our goal is to engage every unreached people and place with an effective kingdom movement strategy by December 31, 2025. This means that a team (local or expat or combination) equipped in movement strategy will be on location in every unreached people and place. There is no implication related to a date that the task will be finished. That is God’s responsibility. God determines when movements take off.
2000 years have passed since Jesus spoke the Great Commission. 2 Peter 3:12 tells us to “hasten the day of his return.” Psalm 90:12 tells us to number our days. A group of 24:14 founders waited on the Lord and asked if we should set a deadline or not. We felt Him telling us that by setting an urgent deadline, we could make wiser use of our time and make the sacrifices needed to fulfill the vision.
Actually, heresy is generally less prevalent in movements because of the very interactive nature of discipleship. Heresy is a seed the enemy sows among groups of believers whether they are a part of movements or traditional churches. The question is not whether the enemy will sow such problems but whether we are equipping disciples and churches to guard against false teachings and address them when they arise. Even the New Testament church faced such challenges, but equipping believers to rely on scripture as their authority and study the Scripture together as the body (as in Acts 17:11) helps guard against creative and eloquent false teachers. A focus on obedience-based discipleship instead of knowledge-based discipleship also protects against heresy. In other words, disciples are not just committed to gaining knowledge, but the measure of their discipleship is obedience to that knowledge.
No, we recognize that God has called many churches, mission organizations and networks to specialized ministries. The 24:14 Coalition is composed of people and organizations that either have the desire to be or have been successful catalysts of movements. Various organizations and practitioners have unique methods and tools but all of us share many of the same CPM distinctives. These are strategies based on trying to apply the disciple making and church formation we see in the gospels and the book of Acts in modern contexts.
There have been movements throughout history including ones found in the book of Acts, the Celtic movement led by Saint Patrick, the Moravian movement, the Wesleyan movement, the Welsh revival, etc. This new wave of movements began in 1994 and is increasing exponentially through today with over 700 identified movements.
24:14 builds on these other good initiatives. Some of the previous ones helped the global church reach certain milestones (e.g. adopting people groups). 24:14 is about finishing what others have started by catalyzing movements that can reach entire people groups and places in a sustained manner. The 24:14 coalition is partnering with other networks like Ethne, Finishing the Task, GACX, GCPN, Vision 5:9, etc. One distinctive is that 24:14 is led by church planting movement leaders. Another factor is that experience in movements (particularly among the unreached) has increased substantially, resulting in much-improved “best practices.”
JV Mukul CPM Catalyst India
Steve Smith Co-facilitator of the 24:14 Coalition, Movement Catalyst, and Author
Kevin Greeson Global Gates and author
Jeff Wells Senior Pastor, Woodsedge Community Church and author
Kent Parks CEO, Beyond
Andy Kampman Launch Global
Worker in Iran
David Watson 24:14 Coalition Member
Aila Tasse Lifeway Mission - East Africa CPM Network
Roy Moran Senior Pastor, Shoal Creek Community Church and author
Justin Long Director of Global Research, Beyond
Hal Cunningham International Missions Board
A Brother in the Arabian Peninsula
Jenny Oliphant Ethne Prayer Strategy Group
Stan Parks VP Global Strategies, Beyond and Ethne CPM Facilitator
Statement of faith
24:14 follows the Lausanne Covenant Statement of Faith.
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