It seems to me that the six Natural Church Development growth forces can be applied to church planting as well as to church health. Today we’ll tackle multiplication.
One of the six NCD growth forces is known as multiplication. That means that healthy organisms do not grow endlessly, but reproduce themselves. As you plan your church plant, you can ask the questions below to consider how what you’re doing contributes to multiplication, not just addition.
- How does the vision have a built-in capacity to reproduce itself?
- How will you disciple your new converts in such a way that ensures reproducibility (i.e. making disciples who make disciples who make disciples)?
- How will you facilitate multiplication of disciples, groups, leaders, and churches?
If you’re a church planter, consider these questions as you plan to ensure that your church becomes as healthy as possible.