Church Multiplication Partners

July 12, 2021

We Are Sold Out for Church Planting

By Gary Rohrmayer The number one reason we should be sold out to church planting is the Glory of God. Yes, church planting is the central vehicle for achieving God’s mission. Yes, church planting is a critical strategy in fulfilling Jesus’ great commission. Yes, church planting is critical to establishing ongoing mission posts throughout the world. Yes, church planting is a natural by-product of a healthy, multiplying church. Every one of these reasons motivates me in some way or another. Still, the number one reason church planting inflames my heart is that the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ has captured my heart. God revealed his truth about his Son deep within my soul over 40 years ago and continues to reveal himself to me every day. I am passionate about church planting because I am passionate about God. My zeal for God drives me to be a part of what he is doing in this world. If God […]
July 12, 2021

Why is Church Planting Such a Big Deal?

By Gary Rohrmayer For years I have been faced with this question “Why is church planting such a big deal?” I have answered it in multiple ways over the years but in this article, I offer you four simple reasons you can share with your pastors and lay leaders that will touch their hearts and give them a fresh perspective on the impact of church planting. 1. It is the work of Jesus. Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not overcome it!” (Matthew 16:18). In God’s genius, he has chosen the church to be the primary vehicle for reaching the world with the gospel of Jesus. This is a mystery that baffles the whole spiritual world. Paul writes, “To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is […]
February 27, 2020

Why Denominational Church Planting Leaders’ Roles are Short-Lived (And What We Can Do About It)

By David Reynolds, CMP Coach There is an alarming statistic I heard a few years ago that says that denominational church planting leaders only remain in their roles for 2-3 years on average. As a leader of a national planting movement, I get it, and I think there are a few reasons for this: First, there are so many variables beyond the control of the movement leader. Church planting directors work with denominational leaders, networks leaders, local churches, and church planters. It’s complicated leadership in every direction! Second, many planting leaders were first church planters, which means that they are apostolic by gifting, and used to moving quickly. That’s not always so easy to do in a denominational role and they can sometimes become discouraged. Third, there is so much work to do, and it takes time to get real traction, and this time is beyond the length of the average tenure. This means that leaders may jump ship too […]
February 27, 2020

4 Keys to Optimizing your Organization for Multiplication

By Steve Pike, Founder of Urban Islands Project Whether you are a church planter, sending church or an organization that exists to serve churches that start churches, this post is written with you in mind. Carefully consider these thoughts and apply them to your situation appropriately. Optimization Key #1 Extinguish organizational paranoia. What is organizational paranoia? It happens when one part of an organization unnecessarily duplicates what another part of the organization is doing. I’m calling it organizational paranoia because unnecessary duplication commonly has its roots in lack of trust, unhealthy pride or even downright jealousy. Here’s an example. A regional denominational leader goes through the process of carefully developing a group of high caliber coaches to support church starters sent out by member churches of the denomination. One or more of the sending churches decides to develop their own coaching team because it will protect the “DNA” of the churches they are starting. The result: The regional organization has […]