A DMM practitioner is always thinking about multiplication. Can those you trained, immediately train others in the same way?
If not, your training style may need to be adjusted. Everything you do in disciple-making must pass the test of reproducibility. When we make things too complicated, we don’t get “rabbit” churches that multiply quickly.
Did you know that according to the House Rabbit Society, one pair of rabbits can end up with 4 million offspring in only 4 years time? That is rapid growth!
Many things stand in the way of this kind of rapid multiplication of disciples. The main problem is that we over-complicate discipleship and evangelism activities. We must keep our discipleship training simple, inexpensive and easy to learn. Then we can quickly reproduce disciple-makers and trainers of trainers.
I’ve been running a training in Africa this week. We trained in one location then moved to another. In the second location, I asked some of the trainees from the first one to help. They did part of the training instead of me. I was able to observe them, give feedback, and help them grow as trainers of trainers.
I am confident that they will be able to train many others in the things which they have learned from me this week. There is great hope for a movement to be launched if we keep things simple and reproducible.
How are you doing in raising up and releasing others? Do you hold on to training responsibilities or pass them quickly on to others?
2 Timothy 2:2 is our guide. Paul trained Timothy. Timothy trained faithful men. They trained many others.
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many2 Timothy 2:2 NIV
witnesses entrustto reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
That’s multiplication. That’s generational growth. It’s what we do in Disciple Making Movements (DMMs).
Who are you developing as a trainer under you? Who are you passing the baton too? Effective disciple making involves a multiplication of trainers.
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