If you are a pastor or local church leader who is interested in learning how your congregation can multiply efforts to grow disciples and connect with people who don’t yet know Jesus, you are invited to Multiply 2018.
The two-day conference will be held at Mountain View Community Church in Fresno, Calif., April 25-26, 2018. Multiply is intended to equip and encourage church leaders to multiply the gospel in their communities through local, national and global mission strategies in order to make disciples more effectively.
“We want to encourage every pastor, every staff person and every church leader to attend this event that seeks to beautify the call of Jesus to join him in his mission to make disciples of all nations,” says Scott Thomas, director of C2C US. “You can do it; we can serve alongside to accomplish much for Jesus.”
The conference is geared toward a wide variety of people: senior pastors who want to lead their churches toward multiplication; associate leaders and pastors who want to empower their church leaders to implement missional works by faith; church leaders interested in the principles of replanting a declining church; leaders who are discerning God’s call for future ministry; those who are curious about their calling into church planting; and churches who want to see more gospel-centered churches in the U.S. expanding the good news of Jesus.
Why attend Multiply? Planting a church, starting a new campus or a new service, replanting a church, or investing in church planting globally is an intimidating proposition if a person thinks he or she is alone. Multiply will help people realize that there is a team of people—C2C Network, MB Mission and USMB—who are dedicated to coming alongside churches as they take the step of faith to multiply.
Multiply will feature numerous stories and examples of average-sized churches that believed the risk was worth it and allowed God to bring the fruit. The conference has potential to clarify and strengthen one’s call and resolve to expand the gospel to the ends of the world.
“The Multiply Conference is a time to learn new ideas and get recharged for multiplying your ministry—effectiveness for evangelism and disciple-making,” says USMB National Director Don Morris. “It’s for whoever has a desire to see God multiply their efforts for reaching people with the gospel and for expanding his presence in their own life. It’s for young and old, male and female, leaders and followers, pastors and non-pastors. Come and learn.”
The event is being planned by the C2C National Team, which includes Thomas; Morris; Brad Klassen, lead pastor at Copper Hills Church in Peoria, Ariz.; Fred Leonard, lead pastor at Mountain View; Paul Robie, lead pastor at South Mountain Community Church in Draper, Utah; and Brent Warkentin, lead pastor at First MB Church in Wichita, Kan.; with Gord Fleming, C2C North American director.
For more information, or to register, visit: https://multiplyconference.us/home. Register by March 31 to receive an early bird discount.
C2C US is the church planting ministry that serves U.S. Mennonite Brethren. It is a catalyst for church planting and multiplication in North America. Learn more about C2C US at https://c2cnetwork.org/home