Episode 261

Published on:

12th Jun 2019

God at Work: The Rise and Fall of Movements, with Steve Addison – EM261

When looking at history, it seems like church movements have a cycle of rising and falling. Steve Addison joins the show to talk about his new book called The Rise and Fall of Movements and how God works in that cycle. He speaks on how believers who value the Great Commission can keep their eyes on Jesus, His word, Spirit, and mission.

As some ministries reach a place of decline, we can remember that God is always raising up new movements. He keeps working to draw us back to Him. The important thing is for us to seek God and walk in obedience to Him.

Buy on Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2IudTCQ (affiliate)

What We Talked About

  • 00:23 - Show updates
  • 01:21 - Thanks to our sponsors: Megavoice
  • 02:25 - Introduction
  • 02:54 - Why this book and why now?
  • 03:51 - Who is this book for?
  • 04:42 - Ministries and movements
  • 06:26 - An overview of the stages of movements
  • 08:51 - What stage is the most concerning?
  • 11:12 - Renewal is always uncomfortable
  • 13:54 - How can we best prepare for submission?
  • 16:42 - Encouraging reflections on movements
  • 19:50 - Examples of word, Spirit, and mission
  • 22:49 - Looking at the Church around the world
  • 25:23 - How has the process changed you?
  • 27:13 - Thoughts for those in ministry
  • 28:22 - Where can people get the book?
  • 28:50 - How can we best pray for you?
  • 30:01 - Closing thoughts

Resources & Contact Info

Show Links

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Mentioned in this episode:

Consider Partnering with Megavoice Audio Bibiles

Megavoice provides solar-powered audio Bibles to make the Good News accessible to all. Please take a moment to see what they're doing and consider whether they might be a good fit for your giving.

Megavoice Audio Bibles

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy
Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy
Show artwork for Engaging Missions

About the Podcast

Engaging Missions
God stories delivered right to your earbuds. Powerful Stories from Christian Missionaries, Church Planters, and Ministry Leaders.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a missionary?

We interview missionaries and church planters from around the world. They share their stories of God’s faithfulness, how they got started, and why they continue in ministry. You will be inspired by their passion for Jesus and challenged to grow as a follower of Christ.

Whether you feel called overseas or down the street, this show will challenge you to grow as a follower of Christ and inspire you to take action so that together we may reveal God’s heart through our lives. Click here now!

Click the link right now and listen on your favorite podcast app!
Support This Show

About your host

Profile picture for Bryan Entzminger

Bryan Entzminger

Bryan Entzminger is the owner of Top Tier Audio, a podcast production company. He's the host of Hiring a Podcast Editor and cohost of the Podcast Gauntlet and the Podcast Editors Mastermind. He's also the founder of the Hindy Users (Unofficial) group for Hindenburg users on Facebook. He loves sharing the lessons he’s learned from his struggles and others he's met along the way so that you can have a podcast that you’re proud of without letting podcast production take over your life.