Study Guide Outline

We invite you into a collaboration as we do theology in community. If you really want to learn about the New Testament movement, you must start in Ephesus.

  • 1

    Welcome to the Study of the Ephesian movement!

    • Welcome to this Ephesiology Master Class

    • Study Guide Overview

    • Introducing Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement

    • Get Your Copy of the Book

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

    • Resources for Academic Research

  • 2

    Introducing Ephesiology

    • Introducing Ephesiology

    • After reading the chapter 1 . . .

    • Doing Theology in Community

  • 3

    Church Planting Movements in the Book of Acts

    • Church Planting Movements in the Book of Acts

    • After reading the chapter 2 . . .

    • Doing Theology in Community

  • 4

    Launching a Movement

    • Launching a Movement

    • How to study a culture

    • After reading the chapter 3 . . .

    • After reading chapter 4 . . .

    • After reading chapter 5 . . .

    • Doing Theology in Community

    • Discussion Group

  • 5

    Grounding a Movement

    • God's Will

    • After reading the chapter 6 . . .

    • Doing Theology in Community

  • 6

    Leading a Movement

    • Leading a Movement

    • After reading chapter 7 . . .

    • Doing Theology in Community

    • Other Resources on Leadership

  • 7

    Multiplying a Movement

    • Discipleship

    • After reading chapter 8 . . .

    • Doing Theology in Community

    • Making Disciples

  • 8

    Sustaining a Movement

    • Is CPM a Strategy?

    • After reading chapter 9 . . .

    • Doing Theology in Community

    • Other Resources on Sustaining a Movement

  • 9

    The Anatomy of a Movement

    • The Anatomy of a Movement

    • After reading chapter 10 . . .

    • Doing Theology in Community

  • 10

    Next Steps...

    • Want to go further? Here's what's next.

    • Invite us to speak

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

    • One more thing ...

Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement

Don't forget to pick up your copy of the book!

If you want to understand principles for the growth of Christianity in the first century, the place to begin is the city of Ephesus. In this winsome study, Ephesiology offers readers a comprehensive view of the empowering work of the Holy Spirit in the most significant city of the New Testament, and compels us to ask the question: how can we effectively connect Christ to our culture?

The study guide includes the following benefits:

  • Hours of on-demand video

  • Articles and blogs written by our facilitators

  • Accessibility 24/7 from your phone, tablet, or computer

  • Personal and group reflection questions to help you digest and apply the content

  • Discussion forums to do theology in a community with others in your cohort and around the world

  • Earn a certificate of completion for continuing education credit

What are you waiting for?

We do not just simply fill your heads, but your hearts so that your hands are motivated and equipped to lead movements.

Meet your facilitators

Andrew, Matt, and Michael bring a wealth of ministry experience and Bible expertise to introduce you to the most significant church in the New Testament. They are available to serve you as you journey through your study of the first century church in Ephesus.

Assistant Professor of Discipleship

Andrew Johnson

Andrew is a proud husband, father and pastor in the Bayou City, Houston, TX. Previously, he’s ministered in Chicago, Flagstaff and Tempe in a variety of church contexts. After graduating Phoenix Seminary, he, his wife and three kids moved to Houston join the growing ministry at Neartown Church, a church geared towards starting and supporting other strong local churches via church planting. When not at work, he’s an avid disc golfing, ultimate playing, Spider-Man following/collecting fellow. Go Pacers.

Professor of Missiological Theology

Michael T. Cooper

Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for a missions agency where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. He has thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism and has equipped church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His recent book, Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing.

Assistant Professor of Discipleship

Matt Till

Matt is a gospel-centered pastor, teacher, and communicator. Together with his wife Mary, their purpose is to lead the church in the ways of Jesus and the mission of Jesus. Matt holds a Masters of Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts in Television Production and Directing, and is a 2018 residency graduate of Reach Chicago, a church planting network through the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Matt also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL.