We are a global network of teams committed to multiplying gospel movements.
Centrality of Christ
Jesus Christ, through His ultimate sacrifice, reunited us with God. Our abiding life with Christ motivates and empowers us to love and serve others.
Authority of Scripture
We deeply value the Bible as God’s written Word through which anyone can encounter God’s love and truth with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Obedience based disciple making
We believe our love for our Savior is best demonstrated by our obedience to his commands. It is the obedient response to what is discovered in Scripture that causes the fruitful growth of the disciple and the transformation of families and as a result. These movements are effective because they have tapped into the power of multiplication.
Pursuit of the lost
Our focus is on reaching those who are far from God, with a particular priority on unreached people groups who have never heard the Gospel. We also place a strong emphasis on urban centers, where over 70% of the world’s population will reside by the year 2050.
Movement through multiplication
We are co-laboring with Christ to build multiplying Gospel Movements that result in new expressions of Biblical community and societal transformation. The DNA of replication is embedded and reflected in everything we do.
Dependence on God
We believe that it is Jesus who builds his Church and that we are called into partnership by joining Him wherever He is already at work. Jesus authenticated His message as He healed the sick, raised the dead and set the captives free. We believe the Holy Spirit will do the same today through us as we obey His Word and rely on His empowering presence.
Servant team leadership
We believe that a team approach to ministry best expresses the biblical pattern of servant leadership. We can accomplish more by humbly working together than any individual ever could. In this way, God receives the glory rather than the individual. Our leadership influence is intentionally exercised “behind the scenes” and is often invisible. We serve from a posture of humility.
Adaptive peer learning
We cultivate a culture of creativity and continual improvement by embracing the disciplines of accountability, experimentation and evaluation. We encourage adaptation, innovation and discovery based learning at every level. Our expectation is that new ideas and contextually relevant practices will consistently emerge from the entire movement.
We believe that the greatest positive change to society will come as ordinary men and women of every generation minister together in teams. By empowering others through coaching and mentoring, we strategically participate in the fulfilment of the Great Commission without creating an unhealthy dependence on us.
We build collaborative partnerships across multiple organizations, creating resilience by avoiding dependence on any single entity. We value a relational form of ministry that celebrates friendship and community in a culture of mutual respect under the Kingdom rule of God.
Under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit we co-labor with God for the transformation of hearts and minds. Transformed people transform society and bring healing to their communities. Gospel Movements ultimately establish God’s will on the earth as it is done in heaven.
Our hearts burn with a vision is to see the fulfilment of the Great Commission. The most effective and profound expression of this in our time is known as a gospel movement. Sometimes people also refer to “Church Planting Movements” or “Disciple Making Movements.”
Movements of the Gospel have emerged globally over the past 20 years and are gaining momentum through the efforts of multiple partners, ministries and organizations. These movements are happening through ordinary people who are willing to obey Jesus, make disciples, and multiply the Gospel into their natural social networks. They are also the greatest hope for the cultural transformation of families, communities and nations.
We define these movements by three distinctive qualities:
Accelerate has identified the character qualities of effective movement leaders and is continually searching for new, aspiring and emerging leaders. We serve these leaders and their teams by helping them discover best Gospel movement practices through a process that is:
rather than tactical and prescriptive
rather than ‘once-off’ or event-based
'JUST IN TIME'
practical mentoring when needed
rather than a lecture-based format
to each person’s unique challenges and local context
The Accelerate model seeks to produce the most fruit by training and mentoring leaders to respond to change, adapt rapidly and build movements that continue to multiply.
Do you have a desire to see a Gospel Movement or to network with other movement teams around the world? Then we invite you to join hands with us and let’s do this together…