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Multiplying Churches. The Local Church is the only HOPE For the world!. The creation of new bodies of believers is implicitly understood as a normal expression of New Testament Missiology. Percent of US Population Attending Church. Source: The American Church in Crisis, David T. Olson.

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The
  • Local Church
  • is the only HOPE
  • For the world!
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The creation of new bodies of believers is implicitly understood as a normal expression of New Testament Missiology.
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Percent of US Population Attending Church

Source: The American Church in Crisis, David T. Olson

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Churches Opened and Closed Each Year

Sources: The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olson and

Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird

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Churches Opened and Closed Each Year

Sources: The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olson and

Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird

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Churches Opened and Closed Each Year

Sources: The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olson and

Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird

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Churches Opened and Closed Each Year

Sources: The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olson and

Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird

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Churches Opened and Closed Each Year

Sources: The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olson and

Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird

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Churches Opened and Closed Each Year

Sources: The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olson and

Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird

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Churches Opened and Closed Each Year

Sources: The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olson and

Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird

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Churches Opened and Closed Each Year

Sources: The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olson and

Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird

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Growth Rates for Evangelical Churches by Age

Source: The American Church in Crisis, David T. Olson

why multiply rather than just plant
Why multiply rather than just plant?
  • Because Jesus’ goal was not a single healthy church, but a movement.
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Church multiplication (planting) is an effective evangelistic methodology.
  • Church multiplication necessitates an outward focus.
  • Church multiplication is the natural result of a growing, healthy church.
  • Jesus had no desire for one healthy church, but his vision was a movement of churches
two barriers to church multiplication
Two Barriers to Church Multiplication
  • Fear of loss.
  • Loss of…
    • Members
    • Money
    • Mud (parts of the community)
    • Momentum
    • It is NOT a resource issue, it is an issue of the heart!”
the heart of the matter
The Heart of the Matter
  • It is not the size of the church that matters, but the size of the church’s HEART that makes all the difference!
2 corporate selfishness it is all about us
2. Corporate selfishness-it is all about us.
  • Church Multiplication is a spiritual decision of a local church to put the needs of a desperate world before self-preservation.
how can we keep up
How can we keep up?
  • Churches plant churches not Denominations or Conferences. Why?
    • Don’t have the resources
    • Don’t have the right leadership pipeline
    • Don’t have the contextual relationships.
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Churches

Denominations

Conferences

big question how
Big Question: HOW?
  • Three typical ways:
    • Hive off
    • Internships
    • Intentional small group development
    • Permission Giving.
now what
Now What?
  • Pray for God’s spirit and presence
  • Cast vision for a movement
  • Identify those God may be calling
  • Study your community
  • Schedule training
  • Promote missional communities - (TKP)
  • Pick your twelve.
what it takes to start a movement

Desire

What it takes to start a movement.

“Want to”

Vision

Knowledge

Passion

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what it takes to start a movement1

Resources

Desire

What it takes to start a movement.

“How to”

Personnel

Training

Finances

“Want to”

Vision

Knowledge

Passion

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what it takes to start a movement2

Resources

Desire

Climate

What it takes to start a movement.

“How to”

Personnel

Training

Finances

“Want to”

Vision

Knowledge

Passion

“Get to”

Interdependence

Strategy

Harmony

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3 the right climate
3. The right climate
  • A positive and prevailing attitude, held by a majority of pastors and lay leaders that church multiplication is our goal.
what it takes to start a movement3

Resources

Desire

Climate

What it takes to start a movement.

Frustration

“How to”

Personnel

Training

Finances

“Want to”

Vision

Knowledge

Passion

Futility

“Get to”

Interdependence

Strategy

Harmony

Fruitlessness

Effective Church Planting Movement

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Movements are never clean, safe, or predictable. They must be dangerous to be effective. They are always unsafe, messy and risky.
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