Intentional Church Multiplication Process (ICMP)
The Intentional Church Multiplication Process is a church health process that is aimed at helping a church to multiply Chistians (discipleship), converts (evangelism), catalytic leaders (leadership development) and churches. This church health process aims to help a church become vital to the community, develop a vision of the church impacting the community and develop vigor in the Christian to impact the community. The Intentional Church Multiplication Process assists a church to become a biblical Great Commission Church, which has a transformtional impact upon its community and ultimately the world. A revitalized church will be a church that has tranformed laborers, living transforming lives through transforming love. The "Heart," or core, of church health is discipleship. The Intentional Church Multiplication Process is a discipleship process aimed at the pastoral staff, the lay leadership of the church and the church members.
The Intentional Church Multiplication Process is not a program aimed at motivating the pastor through teaching and preaching, but is a process that has been developed to lead and equip the pastoral staff, the lay leadership of the church and ultimately the church as a whole to learn and implement the biblical principles and precepts that will lead a church to experience a true work of church health from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the one that brings forth a revitalized church, but He has chosed to develop and us the Intentional Church Multiplication Process, as one of His tools to develop a healthier church.
The Intentional Church Multiplication Process is a yearlong holistic approach that uses a regional cluster format, which has three major components: equipping, exhortation and execution. The equipping component equips the church to excel in the six functions of the church as found in Acts 2:40-47, which are: evangelism, discipleship, prayer, worship, relationships and ministry. The exhortation component utilizes a coach for the pastoral staff and a consultant for the leadership of the church. The execution component will assist a church to develop a Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Goal Statement and an Implementation Strategy Statement to accomplish the vision, mission and goals that God brings forth.
The equipping component is accomplished through three primary means. The first is the Monthly Equipping Session, which meets as a local cluster in each of the participating associations. The Monthly Equipping Session is a full day of teaching and presenting twelve principles as found in the book of Acts and the Pauline Pastoral Epistles. These twelve transforming principles are taught in great detail, to not only the pastoral leadership, but to any church member who desires to attend the sessions. The equipping component will also provide a workshop for each cluster. The Equipping Workshop is held on a Saturday and provides each participating church training and equipping each of the key functions and ministries of the church. The next aspect of the equipping component is the Basic Training Workshop, which is a two day workshop for the pastoral and lay leadership of the church, to develop strategies and processes that will lead the church to have transformational impact on its community and the world. This workshop utilizes both presenters and facilitators to assist and help each church during the workshop. The final aspect of the equipping component is the training and development of small group discipleship.
The exhortation component is accomplished through the use of a coach for the pastoral staff to help them discover God’s will as to how to implement the principles of church health. Each church will receive a consultant to work with the pastoral staff and the lay leadership of the church to develop various statements and their implementation strategies. The consultant will also lead the church through a Church Health Survey and a Vision Workshop.
The execution component will be accomplished by assisting the church to not only develop strategies that incorporate the twelve principles that will lead to excellence in the six functions of the church, but also through implementation process of the various strategies.
In summary, revitalization is a process that will change the church, which will change the community. The Intentional Church Multiplication Process will assist and work with each church in a personal manner to lead that church to become a church that will have…
- Transformational Passions
- Transformational Purpose
- Transformational Plans
- Transformational Practices
The Intentional Church Multiplication Process will assist each church in making changes that will lead the church to have transformational impact and most often without a combative, conflictive and controversial atmosphere. Change is not easy or comfortable, but the Intentional Church Multiplication Process is built with intentionality to help prevent the church from becoming divisive and divisional during the process of a church health change.
If your church is interested in working through ICMP, ask your pastor to contact Joe Youngblood or Jerry Sosebee for more information. You may email Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call him at 803.227.6037. You may email Jerry (email@example.com) or call him at 803.227.6038.