What Is Your Process?
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Tim 2:2
ECC trains, facilitates and coaches on 3 church planting processes: Training for Trainers (T4T), Train and Multiply (T&M), and Village Church Planting (VCP). This week we will focus on 2 of those; T4T & T&M.
Bill Smith will train on T4T, a CM process that has seen tens of thousands of churches started and hundreds of thousands of people, who never know Jesus come to know Him, love Him and obey Him.
Jim Hogrefe, David Guillen and Dean Davis will be leading us through the T&M CM process which likewise has been used of God on 5 continents to start tens of thousands of worshiping groups.
Why T4T? - It weaves all of the aspects of church planting into one connected process that is obedience based and easy to pass on to others. In the T4T process, evangelism, follow up, discipleship, forming groups into churches, and training of trainers who will serve as biblical leaders for the new churches are integrated. The stress is placed on the training of trainers because the trainers pass along everything they know, while in some cases leaders seek to use what they know to reinforce the need for others to follow.
Why T&M? - Train and Multiply is a disciple making, leadership training, multiplication process that helps ordinary Christians win people to Christ, make disciples, and start new groups of Christ followers which can grow, be healthy and multiply. It is made up of 63 training booklets using a menu approach to help meet the needs of the church. Training pastoral workers and teaching them to obey the commands of Jesus is the key; God is at the heart and multiplication is the result.
We will challenge participants to select a process, put it in to their context and develop a master plan for implementation once they arrive or return to their area of ministry. Please pray for these groups of people to hear from the Lord about which process to use.