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Church planting Kingdom skills

Multiplication tools: passing it on

Does your simple/organic church have an impact beyond the gathering? There’s a simple tool to help with that.   Photo Credit: Kalexanderson (Creative Commons) In the interactive Bible study pattern that we most frequently use and teach to others, four symbols help people share around the passage: A question mark: do you have any questions… Read More

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Kingdom skills

A key multiplication tool: accountability

Accountability can make you do some crazy things. Two weeks ago, the church that meets in our home discussed accountability. In order to make it practical, I challenged everyone to try and pray with someone, preferably who doesn't know the Lord, during the week, and said that we would report back the next time we… Read More

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Church planting Kingdom skills

Multiplication tools: good invitations and better invitations

There are good invitations, but if you want to see multiplication, there might be better ones: Photo credit: Tracy Hunter (Creative Commons) You've shared your story, using it as a bridge to a presentation of the good news of the Kingdom. What now?   It's unusual for someone to say, "How can I become a… Read More

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Church planting

A rock or a hammer? Tools for church multiplication

In a carpentry project, it is possible to use a rock to bang in a nail, but it's much easier to use a hammer–a tool designed for the purpose.  Photo credit: herzogbr (Creative Commons) There are movements around the world that are seeing literally millions of people becoming disciples of Jesus. Much of what they… Read More

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Church planting House church

Slow multiplication or fast multiplication? Your choice.

When it comes to multiplying simple/organic churches, your pattern of multiplication will determine whether you multiply quickly or slowly. Photo credit: archer10 (Dennis) Busy (Creative Commons) Many people assume that the way to multiply a simple/organic church is to add new people to the church that meets in your home until it has outgrown your… Read More

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House church

7 shifts towards organic

Many churches are looking to become increasingly relevant to the society around them by shifting to a more organic form of church. Photo credit: Michael | Ruiz (Creative Commons) Here are some of the shifts toward organic: We’re moving from being building and event focused to lifestyle and family focused. Church is no longer an… Read More