What might happen if we could mobilize ordinary people to go into the great harvest fields at our doorsteps and start church multiplication movements?
In 2013, by the grace of God and through the ministry of One Mission Society, ordinary people did an extraordinary thing – they started more than 19,500 worshiping groups. They did this by being empowered by the Holy Spirit and by being equipped with a simple tool – Train and Multiply (T&M).
So just what is Train and Multiply?
Train and Multiply is a comprehensive leadership development program to help start and organize reproducing local churches, which can lead to a church multiplication movement.
It starts slow, with just a few people, but builds into a rapidly multiplying movement of disciples, leaders, and churches. In one-on-one or small group settings, motivated believers learn how to share their faith, how to disciple new believers, and how to gather those new disciples into healthy, growing churches. These disciples and churches then multiply themselves through 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and even 5th generations. And in the process, the disciples learn how to become strong, effective leaders.
T&M is a unique, menu-based leadership training/coaching approach that provides simple, easy-to-understand biblical training guides to equip ordinary Christians to start multiplying movements of disciples, churches, and leaders.
In the next five years (2015-2020), the goal is to start 414,000 new worshiping groups with the use of Train and Multiply.
We credit a very simple truth with the success of T&M:
Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they are empowered by the Holy Spirit and equipped with the right tools.