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

Recalibrating Church: Biblical Multiplication vs American Addition

Let’s face it, God is a God of multiplication. He multiplies in His creation – from grass to clouds to bushes to trees. Humans created in His image multiply and have multiplying systems. It should come as no surprise to us, then, that God designed His Church to multiply – to have radical impact in Read More

Small Church, Big Impact

Meet Friendship Grace Brethren Rich Schnieders pastors Friendship Grace Brethren Church in Fort Myers, Florida. His church is numerically small – 20 something on a Sunday morning – and has been small since its beginning some 20 years ago. But they get so much done. The church is short in physical numbers but long on Read More