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5 Resources on Church Multiplication

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From time to time I find it helpful to share a list of some of the top resources on church  multiplication. Here are several that have impacted me:

5 Resources on Church Multiplication

1. The Master Plan of Evangelism, Robert Coleman

In this classic work, Coleman shows how Jesus called disciples to Himself, invested in them, and commissioned them to serve the world. The book is a great reminder and practical tool for personal–as well as church multiplication.

2. Center Church, Tim Keller

Under Tim Keller’s guidance Redeemer Presbyterian Church has effectively multiplied and planted churches that are impacting cities. Center Church is a comprehensive look at the gospel-driven theology and philosophy that drive their church multiplication efforts.

3. Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper

When considering a global missions/multiplication strategy, one must look at Piper’s work and the call to pursue different people groups—not only more people—with the gospel.

My next two books are from the business world, and while they were not written for the people of God, they are helpful in thinking through the strategic nature of church multiplication.

4. The Leadership Pipeline, Ram Charan

A church leader would want to read this book through the lens of leadership development and multiplying leaders in a local context. A helpful question while reading the book would be “What is the pathway of development in our church?”

The E-Myth Revisited, Michael Gerber

A church leader that is considering multiple campuses or launching churches with supporting systems (back-office support) could benefit from Gerber’s nuggets of insight on how to build scalable structures and systems for expansion.


This article on resources for church multiplication originally appeared here, and is used by permission.

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Eric Geiger is the Senior Pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Before moving to Southern California, he served as senior vice-president for LifeWay Christian. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary and has authored or co-authored several books, including the best selling church leadership book, Simple Church. He is married to Kaye, and they have two daughters: Eden and Evie. During his free time, Eric enjoys dating his wife, taking his daughters to the beach, and playing basketball.