Converge is committed to multiply movements of spiritual reproduction. CPW is a network of churches committed to planting healthy reproducing churches that transform lives and communities. Our church plants have an up front commitment to partnership for reproducing disciples, leaders and new congregations.
There are so many ways your church can invest in church planting. We employ 5 basic strategies for multiplying: How can your church be engaged in parenting, partnering,multi-site, or rebirth. To explore how you and your church can partner, please contact our church planting director Paul Root.
Churches that engage in parenting new churches is an effective and the lower risk model for successful church planting. The emotional, spiritual, financial, and human resources that a parent church can offer are irreplaceable. CPW is here to help your church develop God's vision and strategyfor your church to parent a new congregation. CPW as part of Converge can be an integral partner! Resources are available for any church interested in exploring the parenting vision!
This presentation will help you understand the urgency for planting and a step by step approach for parenting:
12 Steps to Becoming a Parent Church – pdf doc attached
Churches partnering together to plant a new church can be a very effective model for planting. Churches from a LEAD Team can partner together. They can share in the risk and in the resources. Together, they can do much more than they may be able to do alone. Again, CPW/Converge can help in this process.
The multi site revolution is gaining traction all across the Converge movement. Converge church planting leadership have affirmed the multi site model as a genuine church planting strategy. Converge is able to assist your church in exploring this vision and method to impact other communities with the good news of Jesus.
Churches that have the vision and capacity to multiply 3 or more new churches within a 5 year period of time are considered church multiplication centers. Obviously, these church planting churches are key to a growing movement. Converge is committed and able to partner strategically with these multiplication centers in helping recruit, assess, train, coach, and potentially fund these church planting movements. What an exciting thing to see churches engaged in the vision of spiritual reproduction at this level!
(See The Road To Parenting a A Church Powerpoint under "Parenting" to get started)