Church Multiplication Practicums
Course codes: PRTH 560-562
Church Multiplication Practicums I-III involve the study and application of biblical guidelines used by church planting movements world-wide for the multiplication of churches. Students receive ongoing formative feedback from course instructors as they engage in the requisite fieldwork.
- Knowledge of:
- All the ministries that the New Testament requires of a church, and how to base them directly on Jesus’ specific commands.
- The New Testament dynamics that sustain rapid church multiplication movements.
- New Testament small church worship style, and the place of interactive dialog.
- The different New Testament spiritual gifts that God gives to believers.
- The importance and value of children’s active engagement in weekly worship.
- How powerfully older children can lead and disciple younger children.
- Appreciation for
- The practical variety of spiritual gifts that God gives to His people to use during worship and during the week.
- The enjoyment of having children worship together with adults, keeping families together.
- The fact that a congregation’s smallness can assure its health and multiplication.
- The benefits that come from small congregations working together as one regional body.
- Tough leadership that perseveres in spite of setbacks and works around even the most serious of problems.
- The ability to:
- Train new leaders to use a biblical small church worship style.
- Engage children actively in worship.
- Integrate pastoral and mercy ministries, except when dealing with life-and-death incidents that demand immediate attention, such as the Good Samaritan faced when he dealt with an injured Jew on the road to Jericho.
- Engage many new leaders in shepherding new, tiny congregations, using Train And Multiply®.
- Enable church members to serve one another and neighbors by using their many different spiritual gifts in loving harmony.
- Mentor leaders, who mentor newer leaders, and so forth, in 2 Tim. 2:2 chains.
- Enable shepherds to practice these ministries that the New Testament requires.
- Working through the course training material and applying it practically under the mentorship of an experienced church planter. Meetings with the mentor are weekly live, one-on-one video calls.
- Practical application includes discipling home church members and training new leaders to plant new congregations.
- Regular mentorship meetings will help assure that you fulfill the course objectives.
- Church Multiplication Guide by George Patterson and Richard Scoggins.
- Train and Multiply ® (T&M) Student Activity Guide – access will be provided by professor.
- Other materials will be distributed by the professor during the course as handouts.