Multiply Churches

October 2, 2016

The Barnabas Principle

At Church Multiplication Partners we are committed to coaching and mentoring leaders who are fully engaged in the harvest field. We specializes in coaching and equipping leaders in areas of spiritual formation and church multiplication from the local church; to regional networks and to national denominational leadership. Our vision is to serve those leaders who are serving church planters. We desire to emulate the ministry of Barnabas by becoming a sons of encouragement to the next generation of leaders. “Joseph a Levite from Cyprus, whom the Apostles called Barnabas (which means the Son of Encouragement).” Acts 4:36 As we tour the historical record on the life and ministry of Barnabas we discover the essential qualities of being a strong coach. He had a generous spirit – “Joseph a Levite from Cyprus, whom the Apostles called Barnabas (which means the Son of Encouragement), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.” (Acts 4:36-37) […]
October 2, 2016

How to Lead a Successful Church Planting Ministry

  May 18-19th, 2016  Tampa, FL    Register Here Who Should Attend? This two-day workshop is critical for any denominational, associational or network leader to understand how new churches impact the legacy of your organization. Whether you are a national, regional or local church planting leader you will gain a wealth of knowledge and practical insights from Gary Rohrmayer. Gary has served on every level of church planting from a church-planting intern, pioneer church planter to a national director of church planting. After planting a church as a pastor he assisted in planting 17 churches in 10 years in southeastern Wisconsin.  In 1998 Gary was asked to bring a new sense of energy and vision to a regional network within Converge that was in decline for 10 years. In the last 15 years Converge MidAmerica has grown from 86 churches to over 220.  This new movement of churches has revolutionized this 160 year old organization on all levels.  In 2006 […]
September 19, 2016

Why Am I Passionate About Church Planting?

I am passionate about church planting for a number of reasons: Church Planting is the main vehicle for expressing God’s mission. Church Planting is a key strategy in fulfilling Jesus’ great commission. Church Planting is the most effective means for making disciples. Church Planting is necessary for the transforming of cultures and societies. Church Planting is the most cost efficient means of evangelism. Church Planting is critical to establishing ongoing mission posts throughout the world. Church Planting is a natural by-product of a healthy church. Church Planting is needed for the survival of the church in America. Every one of these reasons motivates me in some way or another, but the number one reason church planting inflames my heart is because God has captured my heart. God revealed his truth about his Son deep within my soul over 34 years ago and continues to reveal himself to me every day. I am passionate about church planting because I am passionate about […]
September 2, 2016

Book Review: Leading Church Multiplication

Here is a book that is built on solid experiences of two veteran church planting leaders – Steve Pike and Tom Nebel. It deals with three important issues: Part 1: “Foundations for a Church Planting Culture” Part 2: “Essential Systems and What to do With Them” Part 3 “ “Leader Strategies, Landmines, and Booby Traps” I would have so appreciated having this book when I sought to multiply churches in France and in Australia. It not only deals with strategy but has an essential study on “Spiritual Dependence” (Chapter 9).mIt comes from a North American context but a wise church planter or leader of church planters will be able to contextualize this for use in other countries. This reviewer found chapter 22 to be the only study I have seen on what they call “Stewarding Opportunities by Managing Environmental Risk.” The explanation of a practice where there failures by just assuming “that anyone who lived Jesus and used a standard direct […]