Gatherers: The Single Biggest Missing Tool

Over the past several blogs we’ve explored the need for church multiplication vs church addition; but to accomplish multiplication we need to fundamentally redefine church; and once redefined, we need to transition from an elephant church model to a rabbit church model. How do we achieve all this? With Gatherers. Gatherers are the “go to” Read More

Changing How We Think About Church Growth

Sid Porter says, “If you want 1,000 pounds of meat, raise elephants. If you want 1,000 tons of meat, raise rabbits.” If you put two elephants in a room and two rabbits in a room, in three years you will have three elephants and 476 million rabbits.” To shift our thinking and choices regarding evangelism Read More

Harvest work: How do we best position ourselves to engage real multiplication? 

Harvest Work You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God Read More

Recalibrating Church: Clarity is Critical

To focus intentionally on multiplying Jesus’ church, we must understand clearly who and what the church is. Let me propose four steps to explore as we seek such clarity. Re-calibrate by recognizing we need to run on new rails. We all work to form systems because systems are key to the formation of a church Read More

Recalibrating Church: Owning My Own Multiplication

Fences In the last blog we discovered that God has designed His church to multiply, but Satan has built fences around us to keep us from doing so. When our kids were young, we took them to the Columbus Zoo. One of the first enclosures held 20 gazelles. Roughly a three-foot fence contained these amazing Read More