Planting and Multiplying Churches

1. Raising-up planters, pastors and leaders

  • Recruiting 
  • Assessing
  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Networking

2. Identifying sites, cities and communities

  • Developing networks
  • Geographic and demographic mapping
  • Immersive learning tours and experiences

3. Empowering resources of prayer, renewal and capital

  • Initiating grassroots prayer movements
  • Engaging established churches for renewal
  • Accessing and aligning financial capital

Strategy Narrative

         Network centers that develop into centers of urban discipleship and ministry training become the primary arena for applying the best practices of church planting and multiplication.  From the very informal times of a network center monthly huddle where a new potential planter or leader is brought to initially meet other like-minded practicing leaders, to the more formal times of a thirty person equipping event focused on urban ministry coaching, the recruiting, assessing, coaching, training, and networking best practices have an ideal breeding ground.  There are three overarching responsibilities that lead to the planting and multiplying of churches.  The first responsibility is the raising-up planters, pastors, and leaders which is expressed most pointedly in the recruiting, assessing, coaching, training, and networking practices.  The second responsibility is the identifying of potential sites, cities, and communities reflected by geographic and demographic mapping.  Finally, the third responsibility is the empowering of the resources of prayer, renewal, and capital demonstrated through grassroots prayer movements, renewal taking place in existing churches, and the aligning of financial capital for the prevailing church planting and multiplication strategy in the urban context.