We’ve talked a lot here about the idea of multiplying church, which can be difficult to understand sometimes since the idea of multiplication is so, well, rare in the US church world. Even pre-2020, we’re lucky if we’re growing, most likely we’re flatlining, or even trending down. Even now in the foreseeable post-COVID future we are trending away, where Barna predicts 20% of churches shut down in the next 18 months, the idea of church multiplication seems a distant memory.
Or, maybe we’re just not doing it right? Have we overcomplicated the idea of church, and in the process designed something that actually prevented multiplication?
Enter Ed Love, Director of Multiplication for the Wesleyan Church. Ed, and the Wesleyan Church, has been wrestling with this issue for a while, and several years back hit the scripture again to discover the Wesleyan Church’s “essential ecclesiology” for church multiplication.
Healthy things multiply and through this essential ecclesiology from the Wesleyan Church, we’ve got an excellent blueprint towards Church as Platform, Microchurch, and even Digital Church Planting. What’s the ecclesiology look like? Dig into the conversation here, at The Church Digital Podcast.
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ON THE SHOW
Guest: Ed Love
Wesleyan Church, Director of Church Multiplication
- What's a church?
- Download: What’s a Church? - Wesleyan Essential Ecclesiology to Empower the Multiplication Movement
- Does your church have multiplication built into your church’s vision? DNA?
- Are you multiplying? Where do you think you’re getting stuck?
- What would it take to multiply today? Do you need to evaluate some new models for multiplication? Are there new options today for your church to consider?
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