555 Model

A Proven Multiplication Method

Creating Disciples Who Create Disciples

This quick, two-minute video shows how the 555 model works to impact eternities for generations to come.

Late in the last century, the mission became “To have the greatest impact possible on where the largest number of people possible spend eternity”, and the Lord led Robert to conduct research on church planting movements.

This research eventually formed the basis for the 555 Network model in 2011. Through the 555 model, new believers are taught, mentored, and coached in how to share the gospel with their friends and family members, asking them to personally share their faith and baptize 5 people who need to know Jesus. It is vital to the success of this method that each of the 5 personally baptize the 5 new believers themselves. This sharing continues through 3 generations of disciples making disciples, first 5 then 25, then 125 for a total of 155 new believers who are organically organized in-house churches. Each person is included in a house church and receives teaching and training in the Word of God, while continuing to reach out.

One reason this method works is that we capture the new believer’s excitement and “first love” and give them the opportunity to immediately share their new life with family and friends. We coach and mentor them according to the context in which they live in this process.

As the new believers grow in number, they are organized into house churches organically. They all already know each other and are tied together as family or friends. These house churches typically number between 20-25 within a 5-5-5 network of about 155 believers. Sometimes, these networks continue to grow to the fourth or fifth generation, but most of them are encouraged to stop after the third generation. Then, the new believers organize themselves into a new network. In this way, one Man or Woman of Peace can mentor, train, encourage, and disciple the leaders of 20 to 25 house churches. This is the essence of the 5-5-5 model, which empowers the new convert, especially the ambitious, motivated person, to share their faith and create house churches that have an impact on the people within them.

Robert M. Reach brilliantly weaves his extensive field experience with Biblical foundations. He gives the readers an overview of movements thinking using stories and illustrations that have worked over the decades.

Steve Addison

Movements Catalyst, Author of five books

Robert advocates empowering new believers to take ownership of evangelism and discipleship within their cultural context. I commend this book to those wanting to come alongside new believers and leaders in a manner that may result in a movement, so that they, in turn, can "get out of the way" as the Lord brings the increase.

Myron F. Goodwin, PhD

Missions Pastor, Grace Chapel, Franklin, TN

If you desire a real firsthand feel of what Jesus is up to in cities, villages, neighborhoods, and families around the globe-through faithful disciple makers on the ground-you need to read Robert M. Reach's Impacting Eternity.

Dave Buehring

Founder and President, LionshareAuthor, A Discipleship Journey

Impacting Eternity

We’ve heard stories about disciple-making movements that are sweeping the globe, transforming the way people are coming to Christ in places like Asia, western Africa, and South America. We’ve learned specific principles and strategies to encourage such movements. If only we had a book that combined empirical research with established missiological practice. Now we do.

Movements That Move

After years of extensive statistical research along with personal experience in facilitating a church planting movement, Robert M. Reach uncovered the Seven Root Principles that produce movement growth. Based on these root principles, Movements that Move provides concrete instruction on how to implement the principles, how to start a movement and how to cultivate it.