I had a quick look through the new document from the International Teaching Centre:
It makes various bold claims, and I’d like to focus on this one:
“In this way, over a span of many cycles, there is a steady increase in the number of new believers, of core activities and participants, and of those who, when accompanied by others, are able to extend the scope and complexity of the work of expansion and consolidation.”
However, here’s the reality check. Out in the field, even the very best clusters are failing to achieve steady growth for more than six cycles.