Pathway to Multiplying
We are elated you have sensed a call from God to explore the realm of church multiplication! The opportunities below are designed to resource your church and point you in the right direction. We are fully aware every church’s path to multiplication may look a little different. At any point in the process, feel free to contact our CMC team for additional guidance.
Encounter | An Inspiration Event
Encounter is a half-day event designed to help potential multipliers within your context catch the multiplication bug. This event can be used within a local church, planting cluster/network, or a district environment.
What is the end result of Encounter?
The objective of Encounter is to provide space for participants to be exposed to Jesus’ vision of multiplication and to explore starting a new kingdom work as a viable ministry path. Encounter will give participants the framework and tools necessary for taking a next step in their ministry journey.
Is there any pre-work involved before the training?
Yes. Each Encounter attendee must read 5 Things Anyone Can Do to Help Start a Church and the discernment guide Is God Calling Me to Start a New Church?
Download Learning to Make Disciples of Jesus HERE
Download 5 Things Anyone Can Do to Help Start a Church HERE
Download Is God Calling Me to Start a New Church? HERE
Who facilitates the Encounter event?
Encounter events can be organized in two ways:
1) You can bring in an outside facilitator, or
2) You can be trained to facilitate the event yourself.
If you desire to bring in an outside facilitator there will be additional costs involved.
How much does Encounter cost?
The cost varies depending on your set up. The goal would be to offer this event without a cost for participants. The initiating agency (church/network/district) will be responsible for event hospitality needs (drinks/snacks/etc). If the initiating agency chooses to bring in an outside facilitator, then they will need to cover the cost of the facilitator’s honorarium (suggested $300), travel, and lodging.
How can my church or organization host an Encounter?
Send an email to Aimee Pratt with potential date options and we will work to find the best date for your organization.
Expansion | Sending Church Training
Expansion is a one-day training (9am-5pm) event designed specifically for your church’s leadership team. Expansion is for churches desiring to daughter a church or become a multiplication center. The goal of Expansion is to help your church develop a multiplication strategy and create a timeline of implementation.
What is the end result of Expansion?
Expansion utilizes a 3-part Strat Op process. Your church will:
1) gain perspective on your overarching church multiplication strategy
2) know where you stand
3) develop a customized plan on how to get where you want to be.
In the end, your team will be inspired, equipped, and resourced to take a next step toward multiplication.
Is there any pre-work involved before the training?
Yes. Each Expansion attendee must read Spark: Igniting a Culture of Multiplication, Becoming a Level 5 Church, and Sending Capacity-Not Seating Capacity.
- Download Spark (PDF) HERE.
- Download Becoming a Level 5 Church (PDF) HERE.
- Download Sending Capacity-Not Seating Capacity (PDF) HERE.
In addition, each Expansion attendee must complete the Multiplication Culture Assessment Tool found HERE, which will be utilized during the Strat Op meeting.
Who facilitates the Strat Op training?
Dr. Ed Love, TWC’s Director of Church Multiplication, will facilitate most Expansion trainings, unless another facilitator is recommended.
How much does Expansion cost?
The cost varies depending on your location. The fees involved help cover the cost of the facilitator’s travel, lodging, and materials involved in the training.
How do I register my church for Expansion?
Send an email to Rhonda Moore with potential date options and we will work to find the best date.
Where do I send my payment?
Attn. Rhonda Moore
The Wesleyan Church | P.O. Box 50434 Indianapolis, IN 46250.
Church Planting Residencies
A church planting residency is an intensive 10-month immersion program designed to prepare a church planter to effectively launch a new life-giving church. Residents will be given hands on ministry opportunities along with prepatory coaching and training established by multiplying church pastors. For more information go HERE.
Become a Multiplying Church
Is your church ready to multiply? A multiplying or sending church is responsible for church plants until they are self-sustaining, self-governing, and self-propagating. Serving a church planter as a sending church is incredibly generous, sacrificial, and rewarding. Learn more about becoming a sending church HERE.
Become a Multi-site Church
One multiplying church expression gaining traction is the multi-site strategy. Multi-siting should not fully replace church planting; however, studies demonstrate it is producing kingdom fruit. Many innovative churches are choosing to campus AND plant. According to Leadership Network, approximately 5 million people worship in a multi-site church on any given weekend. Learn more about becoming a multi-site church by ordering Leadership Network’s Multisite Resource Kit.