I just finished Movements That Change the World, by Steve Addison. It’s a fabulous book and should be required reading for anyone interested in missions. The book details spiritual movements both historically and in contemporary terms.
Addison describes 5 aspects of what contributes to a spiritual movement:
White Hot Faith
Commitment to a Cause
Here’s my favorite quote from the book:
“In the renewal and expansion of the church, the breakthroughs always occur on the fringe of ecclesiastical power – never at the center. In every generation, in some obscure place, God is beginning something new. That’s where we need to be.”
I encourage you to check it out!