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.”
"It was an exuberantly wonderful experience to be together with men and women at 24:14 who are committed to completing the Great Commission in this generation."
CPM Catalyst India
"What will the last generation look like—the one that finishes the Matthew 24:14 race? What will it take for Acts-like movements to stir again in every unreached place? The last lap of the race has started and 24:14 is rallying our hearts to this last sacrificial push for the glory the King and His Kingdom."
Co-facilitator of the 24:14 Coalition, Movement Catalyst, and Author
"Urgency found a friend in the 24:14 summits!"
Global Gates and author
"With all of the great things God is doing around the world, we are still losing ground. We will not reach the world without multiplication. We need the whole church to be fully engaged -- praying, going, giving – being all in – to finish the task by the year 2025. Please lock arms with us for Christ’s sake."
Senior Pastor, Woodsedge Community Church and author
"All involved had already seen the “impossible” happen of God launching movements of multiple thousands of rapidly reproducing disciples and churches in many hard places. When He gave us His call to see the same “impossible” happen among all unreached segments within a few years, the collective commitments were made immediately, joyfully and in sober awareness of the sacrifice required."
"We are experiencing John 17 unity so that all the peoples would worship Jesus."
"To be in a room with men and women who suffer well to reach the lost has given me strength and motivation to continue."
Worker in Iran
"24:14 is a network of unity and diversity - Unity in Christ and diversity in tactics. The principles that guide us never change, but the creativity of our working out of our faith will ensure a new generation of movement leaders. Come and learn with us as we engage and enjoy unity and diversity."
24:14 Coalition Member
"It's possible to finish the remaining task with collaboration and networking."
Lifeway Mission - East Africa CPM Network
"I'm unwilling to go to my grave handing off the baton to a new generation knowing that my generation saw more people on their way to hell than any other generation in history. The wealthiest, most resourced generation in history has become the least effective. 24:14 allows me to put my shoulder to the plow and say at least I tried and maybe even my efforts helped finish the efforts to bring 6,500 UPGs to ZERO."
Senior Pastor, Shoal Creek Community Church and author
"We’ve had a lot of plans to evangelize the world over the years. What we need in this day and age is a diligent focus to bring all of our focus and all of our resources together to actually achieve it. I hope by 2025 that this effort will really focus us down into doing what’s necessary to pay the cost to see that happen."
Director of Global Research, Beyond
"I am thrilled that we are now seeing a coalition of Christians unified in reaching the unreached that is truly international in scope with representation from every continent contributing to the effort as equal partners."
International Missions Board
"Bringing together those with experience and expertise in starting movements with those who share a desire to see them start in their location is immensely exciting. Collaborating must be the way forward."
A Brother in the Arabian Peninsula
"I was struck by the urgency and expectation which was palpable in the room, to believe that it is possible with God's grace and direction to let all peoples know who Jesus is and have the invitation to follow Him. We spoke of cost, sacrifice but all for the joy set before us. We are better together and the group that met are united to collaborate together for the sake of the Kingdom. It is a privilege to be a part of such a call from God for this hour."
Ethne Prayer Strategy Group
"The 24:14 vision of engaging all the unreached peoples and places is an impossible task! That makes me confident it is God’s idea. God is working in us as His Global Body to sacrifice to bring the gospel to those who have never heard."
VP Global Strategies, Beyond and Ethne CPM Facilitator
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