"Twelve Trends in Multiplication" identifies and documents some of the evident trends in the multiplying churches of the United States. Author Jeff Leake's goal in writing this book is to go beyond summarizing these trends. Rather, this book was written to inspire others to think beyond the boundaries of their previous understanding of church multiplication.
This book presents unique and powerful models to share its points and observations. Too often, creativity is limited because we see the world in nice, neat categories and we don't give ourselves space to dream about what is possible.
Leake's goal is that the stories he shares, representing each of these twelve models of multiplication, will help you think outside the box and give God an opportunity to speak to you about your own journey towards multiplication.
In this book, readers will have access to:
Interviews – Leake collects the thoughts of some pastors who lead great churches. Many of these pastors are close friends. All were very open and willing to share their journey.
Model Descriptions - In each chapter, Leake attempts to draw some distinctions for you about how and why the model works, what it costs, and how you might consider taking some first steps in that particular direction of multiplication.
Contrasts - Early on, you will start to pick up on some of the differences in values, strategies, and style. This is not to lift one up over the other, but simply to educate you on what is possible.
This material is also designed to be practical enough that you can determine the 'how.' Based on the models described, you will have enough information to know which two or three potential paths forward there are for you and your church to prayerfully pursue.