(Genesis 1:28) “Be fruitful and multiply.” City-Changers are creating church planting movements. These movements involve the exponential curve of multiplication. Exponential is the point where the curve turns upward in new growth.
The vision for multiple church planting flows directly from the City-Changers. The resources for the church planting comes from a combination of funds from the mother church and the church planter’s own fund raising. City-Changers have learned if a church planter can’t raise funds for a new church plant, he can’t plant a new church. If he can’t raise funds, he can’t raise people either.
Planting Churches with Both Local and Global Vision.
Our call isn’t to build the largest church in the community. Our call is to transform the community and that takes a lot of churches.
Essentials for Developing a Multiplication Movement
The first two years are critical for a new church plant. If the first two years don’t go well, the following years usually don’t either. Most new church plants follow the example of failing churches and 80% fail within their first two years.
Good coaching is essential for church planters. Church planters should first serve as intern ministers. This gives them the opportunity to lead a ministry while being evaluated. All training for church planters should include their spouses because the project will fail if the spouse isn’t a part of the team.
Church planting movements set high standards and expectations for their church planters before assisting them with finances. Many leaders think they could start a new church if they only had the finances but it takes much more than money to successfully start a new church.
Let’s Change Our Cities for God.