- Pastors and church leaders
- Staff and volunteers of organizations with impact
- Church planters
About the Book
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.
About the Author
Winfield Bevins (D.Min) has a passion for equipping others to spread the gospel in their own context. He serves as the Director of Asbury Theological Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative. He is also canon for church planting for the Diocese of the Carolinas for the Anglican Church of North America. As a follower of Christ, his primary ministry is being a devoted husband and father. He and his wife Kay, have three beautiful girls Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline. They live in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky.