The Church Multiplication Training Center exists to develop practical church planting skills while encouraging the personal spiritual growth of planters, pastors, spouses and coaches of planters.
The vision to better equip church planters and their coaches began to take form in the summer of 1991. Bill Malick, the founder of the Church Multiplication Training Center was increasingly impressed with the need for such a vehicle after being involved with more than a dozen church plants. After months of consultation with Dr. Robert Logan and Steve Ogne (both with Church Resource Ministries) the training systems of the CMTC were birthed with the first BootCamp in October 1992.
The initial financial backing and encouragement came from the Western District of the Missionary Church and the Legacy of Faith Foundation. Presently, the Church Multiplication Training Center has expanded to work with more than 110 denominations and mission agencies representing the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Western Europe. Translation work has been completed in Spanish and is underway in Chinese and Russian.
The Missionary Church, Inc. continues to play a significant advisory and support role, maintaining a kingdom perspective. The Missionary Church is excited to see many groups and agencies with like passion join hands by adopting the CMTC as their choice for training church planters and their coaches.
Without the counsel, commitment and contributions of Dr. Robert Logan and Steve Ogne, and without the financial support of the Western District of the Missionary Church along with the encouragement of the Western District Churches and their superintendent, Mike Livingston, the Church Multiplication Training Center would not exist today.
CMTC BootCamp offers a comprehensive, strategic planning workshop for the planter, spouse and other team members along with the coach. Included are skill development, resourcing, master planning and spiritual preparation. All of this takes place in a retreat setting conducive to processing information, reflection, review and preparation of a game plan for the ministry ahead. The planter leaves with the ability to clearly articulate the vision and strategy for the church plant.
Coaches Training - Critical to church planting is the development of effective coaches. In addition to the comprehensive church planting workshops, the coach receives a half day of coaching skill training and supervised experience in coaching planters from the conception through the birth and growth of the new church.
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