Bob Roberts eats, sleeps and breathes church multiplication. He is a true practitioner, having been involved in the planting of hundreds of churches throughout the world, including the church he pastors, NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas. The author of multiple books for church leaders, including The Multiplying Church: The New Math for Starting New Churches, Bob also speaks about multiplication throughout the world, including Exponential conferences. We caught up with Bob to talk multiplication and what we as church leaders must do to see a multiplication movement in the West.
Bob, what would you say is the first step to igniting a church multiplication movement in the West?
We have stop thinking church “planting” and start thinking church “reproduction.” Once we’re reproducing, then we can begin to think multiplication. I’ve heard Dave Ferguson talk about that on different occasions. There will be no multiplication movement without first a reproducing mindset among senior pastors. Dave’s evolution of thought over the years is accurate and spot on. Most of our conversations on church planting center around the planter, and this is just not enough. To get a movement going, we’ll need to spend more…Continue Reading