MultiplyUs | October 1, 2020 | 2:30 – 4:30 PM EDT

“Lord, please multiply us around the block and around the world.”

In the New Testament book of Acts, Luke carefully records the beginning of what could only be described as an explosion of church growth throughout the known world. Within a few short centuries, Christianity was well on its way to becoming a world religion.

Church growth in the New Testament was characterized by:

  • fervent prayer,
  • courageous and widespread witness in the face of persecution,
  • intentional multiplication of house or cell churches, and
  • a strong network of fearless lay leaders.

Interestingly, the past few decades have witnessed a return to these trademark values, resulting in hundreds of new “Kingdom movements” throughout South America, Asia, and Africa. When will it be North America’s turn? When will Europe and Australia/New Zealand catch on?

The answer is: Now. At least that’s what many key leaders are hoping. In an effort to catalyze just such an awakening in North America, the global network known as 24:14 has partnered with More Disciples to launch a series of online events featuring early examples of start-up movements in the USA.

MultiplyUs, the first event in this series, is scheduled for October 1st, from 2:30 until 4:30 pm EDT.

This event will take place online.  You’ll hear multiple stories that give a glimmer of hope and light for Kingdom movements in the USA and Canada. If you hope to see a movement in YOUR hamlet, town, city or state, don’t miss “MultiplyUs!”

This event will be recorded.  To receive the recording, please register.  You’ll receive a link as a follow-up email.

To register click below.  Questions?  Email tmccormick@teamexpansion.org.

 

Agenda

(All times are in EDT)

2:30 pm Our Purpose
2:40 pm Prayer
2:50 pm What We’re Learning About Multiplication with Urban Dwellers by Lee Wood
3:00 pm What We’re Learning About Multiplication in the Megachurch by Chris Galanos
3:10 pm What We’re Learning About Multiplication in a Mid-Sized Church by Tim Ahlen
3:20 pm Panel Discussion Regarding Implementation*
3:50 pm  Reflection/Application Groups in Zoom rooms.
“How might I apply what I just heard? What can I obey? Whom will I train?”
4:25 pm Prayer
4:30 pm Wrap-Up
 

*Panel Members:

Josh Brown is the Pastor of Groups at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Matt Robison is the Lead Pastor of Southeast Christian Church’s newest community church plant in the Beechmont neighborhood, an internationally-diverse sector of Louisville, Kentucky.

Tim Gray oversees the ministry to adults, focusing on the development and oversight of LIFE Groups, at Community Christian Church in Florida.

   
   

 

Speakers

Lee Wood

Lee Wood is the Founder and initial catalyst of 1Body Church, as well as a missionary and Apostolic leader with a world vision to launch disciple-multiplying movements until the whole world knows Jesus. He leads and mentors key leaders in launching small home churches to spread the Gospel, starting in the smallest expression in his home in Tampa and eventually across the whole world. This aligns with his philosophy of “dream big, work small.” Lee is married to Stacy and is the father of five and grandfather of five.

Chris Galanos

Chris is the pastor of Experience Life in Lubbock, Texas, and was recently named the youngest mega-church pastor in the country. The church was founded in his living room in 2007.
Experience Life’s original prayer was for 10,000 people to commit their lives to Jesus in 10 years. After the Lord answered that prayer in year 8, we believed the Lord was leading us to pray for 1,000,000 people to become disciples of Jesus in the next 10 years. As a result, we knew we needed to transition from a “megachurch” model to a “multiplication” model because the way millions are coming to Christ around the world is through the multiplication of thousands of smaller churches which meet in homes, much like in the Book of Acts. Experience Life is now meeting in many homes across West Texas and around the United States.

Tim Ahlen

Tim currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Forest Meadow Baptist Church, a multi-congregational and multi-ethnic church in Dallas, TX, as the Evangelism and Unreached People Groups Consultant for Dallas Baptist Association and as a regional Coordinator/Coach for the Zúme Project. A veteran of 38 years of vocational ministry, Tim has planted churches in Texas and New York, served as Director of Church Planting for the Dallas Baptist Association, and as a Minister of Missions in two congregations in the DFW area.  He has co-authored a book with J.V. Thomas entitled “One Church, Many Congregations. Through his multifaceted ministry, Tim has learned cross-cultural skills and principles needed to communicate the gospel to a variety of worldviews, and has focused in the last seventeen years Church Planting/Disciple Making Movements.  Tim has been  married to his wife Lynda for 45 years, and has three daughters and five grandchildren.  In his spare time, he likes to relax with his family, fish, hunt, and tend to his collection of bonsai trees. He is a graduate of State University of New York , New Paltz (B.S.), magna cum laude and Southwestern Baptist  Theological Seminary (M.Div), summa cum laude.