Moving from Dreams to Plans Begins Here

Pastors and church leaders of all sorts have trouble moving from dreams to implementation, and struggle to see a disciple making and church multiplication movement be unleashed in their city. The Multipliers Journey is designed to help church leadership teams create clear strategies to fulfill their God given mission and vision to multiply.

The Mulitpliers Journey (MJ) process is designed to move a church from programs to disciple-making, weekend services to gospel movements, and ultimately from church growth to church multiplication.

The Multipliers Journey

The Multipliers Journey has six distinct sessions that take place over a several-month period.

Each session is led by certified strategists who navigate churches through a specially crafted five phase process.

This journey is designed for a Lead Pastor to have 3-6 staff/leaders with them at every session.

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of churches are either declining or plateaued. Growth by addition stopped working years ago. Where do we go from here? It’s time to multiply.

Phase One: Discovery

The discovery phase of the Multipliers Journey answers the question “What is multiplication?” Maybe more importantly it helps us understand why Jesus sets multiplication as central to the mission of the church. In the Discovery phase of the Multipliers Journey we will explore biblical foundations for multiplications, examine current church growth realities, and look at the future of multiplication to which God is calling each one of us to lead.

Phase Two: Commitment

The discovery phase of the Multipliers Journey answers the question “What is multiplication?” Maybe more importantly it helps us understand why Jesus sets multiplication as central to the mission of the church. In the Discovery phase of the Multipliers Journey we will explore biblical foundations for multiplications, examine current church growth realities, and look at the future of multiplication to which God is calling each one of us to lead.

Phase Three: Alignment

The Alignment phase if of the Multipliers Journey is where mobilization starts to ramp up. Its where our values and our metrics come together and to make up our culture. There is something overwhelmingly powerful and motivating about a church that is clearly on mission and aligned in its values and metrics. The alignment phase is critical, as it positions the leader and the church to make their multiplication plan.

Phase Four: Planning

The planning phase of the Multipliers Journey takes a little more time. Those on the journey will use all the work and revelation from the previous phases to speak into this phase. At this point, a team participating in the Multipliers Journey will begin to look to the future and envision where God is calling the church.  The vision will focus on four future time frames 5+ years, 3 years, 1 year, and 90 days with each becoming more focused and tactical. As this process brings the vision into focus the Multipliers Journey leads the participants to clearly define and capture their vision to be a multiplying Acts 1:8 church in an easy to see and follow written plan.

Phase Five: Implementation

The final phase of the Multipliers Journey is the Implementation phase.  In this phase leaders will work to ensure alignment in their multiplication mission, vision, culture, teams, and programs. This helps avoid confusion among leaders and promotes greater collaboration as multiplication is implemented and woven through the strategies of the church. This phase gives practical tools to help leaders stay on track with the multiplication culture and vision that has been forming.  in them through the Multipliers Journey. This phase gives a lens to look through for aligning teams, programs, and efforts as multipliers lead their churches to reach the here, near, hard, and far.

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June 2024 – November 2024

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September 2024 – March 2025

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September 2024 – March 2025

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FAQ

What is the backstory for Multipliers Journey?

Exponential has served churches, denominations, networks, and the broader “big C” Church for two decades through stewarding the church multiplication conversation. As a part of Exponential’s mission, Auxano has curated and distributed multiplication resources that include frameworks that have been widely used by multiplication leaders in the U.S. and around the world. To expand on its mission to help churches and leaders multiply disciples and churches, Exponential invited and has partnered with Auxano, a category leader in Clarity First consulting, to create a simple process designed to move churches from aspiration to action for church multiplication. The Multipliers Journey process brings the best of Exponential’s multiplication content and frameworks together in a simple toolbox anchored with an executable multiplication plan with Auxano.

How does an individual church team engage with Multipliers Journey?

There are three environments for a church leadership team to participate and complete the Multipliers Journey:

  • In-person co::Lab
  • Virtual co::Lab
  • Individual church consultation

Each environment is a full six-month process with once a month, full-day sessions guided by a Multipliers Journey navigator/Strategist with continued process work by a church’s core team.

How does a Multipliers Journey co::Lab work?
  • Each co::Lab consists of 10 to 12 churches with 3-5 key leaders.
  • A co::Lab consists of 6 sessions, over 6 months, 4-5 hours each.
  • Each session consists of approximately 50% content and 50% process work by the team.
  • The sessions are broken down as follows:
    • Session 1: Discovery – How do we shift to multiplication?
    • Session 2: Commitment – How do we cultivate a multiplication mindset?
    • Session 3: Alignment – How do we mobilize for multiplication?
    • Session 4 & 5: Planning – How do we develop a multiplication plan?
    • Session 6: Implementation – How do we execute a strategy for multiplication?

Each church will work through their own process for aligning culture and developing a multiplication plan.

Who will be leading the Multipliers Journey virtual process?

The Multipliers Journey process will be led by an Auxano certified strategist and supported by the CMC team.

What is the Multipliers Journey designed to accomplish?
  • Help you develop a better understanding of multiplication and your unique way forward using the 5 Levels and 3 Dimensions Multiplication framework developed by Exponential.
  • Determine your unique approach for making disciples the Jesus way, mobilizing everyday missionaries, and expanding capacity for multiplication.
  • Allow you to use Auxano’s unique framework for aligning your culture around beliefs and behaviors that lead to multiplication.
  • Develop your own unique vision and multiplication plan using the Auxano 1:4/1:4 planning tool.
  • Equip you to attune your leaders, align your programming, and activate your plans for multiplication.
What are the deliverables of the Multipliers Journey?

Each church team who completes Multipliers Journey will gain…

    1. Multiplication Frameworks
    2. Multiplication Values
    3. A Customized Multiplication Scorecard
    4. A Customized Multiplication Plan
    5. Multiplication Implementation
What problem does Multipliers Journey solve?
  • With less than 7% of US churches reproducing, the Multipliers Journey process helps churches move from addition to multiplication.
  • With fewer people coming to our churches Multipliers Journey equips us to go to our neighborhoods, communities, and cities with clarity and conviction for multiplication.
  • Provides churches that are plateaued and in decline a revolutionary way forward.
  • Catalyzes churches that are already multiplying to increase their capacity for disciple making and multiplication.
  • Equips “Level 3” addition-based churches to shift from addition to multiplication.
Can I do this by myself?

Multipliers Journey is best engaged with a church leadership team of 3-5 primary leaders (lead pastor / planter, core team, leadership team, elders, etc.) who have the vision and time to invest in shaping the vision and plan for their church to pursue multiplication.

Our church is plateaued or in decline — should we participate?

The answer is, yes! There are two types of change: revolutionary and evolutionary. Churches in plateau and decline need revolutionary change. The Multipliers Journey process can help churches learn new skills, develop a new sense of purpose, make key decisions and ultimately move from addition (which is not working for them) to multiplication (which is their only way forward).

I want more information for my church, network or district, who can I talk to?

Email Jesse Pratt at prattj@wesleyan.org to start a conversation. Jesse will email you and secure a time to have a conversation.