Church Multiplication School

CMS is a two-day, intensive seminar of learning, planning and implementation, designed for pastors, church planters, catalysts/strategists, directors of missions or others wanting to develop church planting strategies and systems for their ministry area.

A sampling of the many topics offered include:

  • Learn to Multiply Your Church or Network
  • Plan to Develop a Comprehensive Church Planting System and the Components Needed
  • How to Develop a Multiplying Church Culture
  • Network With Other Leaders in Your Field
  • Discover New Tools and Best Practices
  • Implement Partnership Development Techniques
  • Recruitment & Farm Systems to Discover and Raise Up Church Planters and Planting Team Members
  • Exegeting Communities
  • Outreach Methodologies
  • Support and Administration
  • Emphasis Throughout on Following the Holy Spirit's Lead

Church Multiplication School is led by Gary Irby, church planting director for the Northwest Baptist Convention and Seattle Church Planting. He has been instrumental in starting multiple churches through his work as a church planter in Washington and Oregon, a church staff member, mentor, supervisor, consultant and church planting director.

He leads the Northwest Church Planting Coalition comprised of church planting leaders for more than 15 denominations and networks and leads seminars and conferences throughout North America.

Also at CMS is Natalie Hammond, church planting administrator with Irby for more than 16 years. She coordinates and hosts church planting events and training, as well as a nationwide conference for church planting catalysts. She also manages the application and assessment process for the Northwest Baptist Convention, manages regional websites, hosts events and oversees planter and wives care (specifically in the Seattle area).

Cost to attend CMS is $99. Limited scholarships are available for SBC planters and their spouses. Limited lodging scholarships also available for SBC church planters who travel two hours or more to attend the seminar. For more information, contact David Whitehead.

    This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.