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Category: Multiplication

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Defining “Church” and a “Level 5 Disciple-Making Church”

by Bobby Harrington: Various Discipleship·org partners and I had a very challenging meeting last month as we sought to define some key terms that are crucial for disciple-making leaders to thrive. I wanted to share this challenge with all our readers, and that’s why I’m writing to you today. The group of disciple-making leaders I mentioned above and […]

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Captivating Culture

by Beth Ehlert: The book of Acts captures the captivating story of the birth and growth of the First Century Church. There are a few times in this amazing story where Luke clearly describes the ethos of the community that was forming. A wonderful example of this is found in […]

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Three Characteristics of Church Planting Systems

By Ed Stetzer: Three basic findings describe where North American organizations are collectively in adjusting their systems to equip churches to become church planting churches. Implementation of Church Multiplication Practices First, we are seeing significant attempts to implement church multiplication practices into church planting systems, particularly in an organization’s vision and […]

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Nine Systems Within a Church Planting System

By Ed Stetzer: Looking across the spectrum of church planting networks and denominations, there are nine basic systems that make up a typical Church Planting System in a North American church planting network. Prayer A prayer strategy is the lifeline of any church planting network. One example of this is a […]

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Best Practices in Church Planting Systems

By Daniel Im: The purpose of this research project and its eBook, Best Practices in Church Planting Systems with Particular Attention to Church Planting Churches isn’t to downplay the need for entrepreneurial church planters. We need more of them. But this research follows an emerging trend in church planting that is rightly […]

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Multiplying Churches Like 7-Elevens

By Daniel Im: When I was a child, one of my favorite things to do was to go to a local 7-Eleven to buy a Slurpee, nachos with cheese, and some chewy soda bottle candies. Since 7-Eleven’s were everywhere in Vancouver, I could multiply the times of doing this— whether it […]

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The Scandal of Church Planting

by Peyton Jones: Stop and think about the implications of this. Everyday believers who had their gifts awoken, and were living in microchurches found it no challenge at all to organically plant a church when all you changed was their address. When you moved them geographically, they became little seeds […]

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Barriers To Multiplication

By Daniel Im: In every story and aspect of life, there always seem to be opposing forces. On our planet, you have night and day. In Romeo and Juliet, you have the Capulets and the Montagues. In Star Wars, you have the Rebellion and the Empire. In Marvel, you have the […]

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Five Steps of Leadership Pipeline Development for Multiplication Catalysts

By Todd Adkins: Churches and pastors would be wise to intentionally develop a leadership pipeline that recruits, trains, equips, mentors, coaches, and releases leaders empowering them to fulfill their calling. Here arefive steps for developing a leadership pipeline for leaders who will serve as multiplication catalysts, whether they are multiplying disciples, […]

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Three Things Successfully Multiplying Churches Do

By Daniel Im: Churches that multiplied within their first five years did a few things at a far higher percentage than those that didn’t. The first thing is that they were consistently ruthless about communicating their vision to multiply on a monthly basis. Multiplying churches didn’t just preach about it once […]