Almost all of our planters go into the field committed to launching a church-planting movement rather than just planting a single church. However, the truth is that very few ever get to the most minimal stages of multiplication, and it’s even more rare that a church truly achieves a multiplying lifestyle. Spark offers the best summary I’ve ever encountered as to why church planters who have the best of intentions never get a multiplying movement launched.
For our denomination, one pervading reason is the negative experience churches have had as they released members to daughter church plants. We’ve had instances in which a relatively new church sends out a major group of members to start a new church, and the sense…Continue Reading