In order to cultivate the 12 Competencies in each church planter, the Multiply Group model contains three specific elements: Assessment, Training, and Coaching. Each of these elements has a specific purpose, with each phase building on the previous phase(s).
In the assessment process, church planters engage in a series of online inventories and then an in-person retreat. Planters are evaluated on their current strengths and opportunities for growth, all from the lens of determining if they are ready to continue into the next phase of the Multiply Group process.
In the six month training phase, church planters learn and practice the 12 Leadership Competencies in an experiential and relational environment. This allows church planters to move beyond “book learning” to using the tools they will need to succeed.
In the coaching phase, a coach walks alongside a planter (or small group of planters) to help them navigate the challenges they are facing. Coaching is crucial to long-term health of both the leader and the church.