New England Multiplication
Terry Shanahan, NE Regional Minister
“In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”
Ephesians 2: 21- 22
NEX, New England Multiplication, is our church multiplication hub in New England. In its infancy we met to strategize how we might reach New England for Christ through the planting of new works. We were trained to use the processes of recruiting, assessing, coaching, training, and connecting to gain traction in the church planting movement. We had limited expectations of the momentum that this movement would take on.
As we fast forward a few years we are celebrating a number of new church plants in the region plus the beginning of several new projects.
Prior to our Annual Gathering this past July our pre-AG church multiplication intensive attracted 50-plus folks involved in the movement. At a recent NEX Networking gathering in November we had several church planters, coaches, and team members gather for fellowship and to share their experiences of planting in New England. At each of these events I marveled at the growth of the movement that has gained traction and speed in a relatively short time.
Our multiplication movement is no longer a goal, a vision, or a dream for us. This movement of God is what we do. For, “In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a Holy Temple in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.”
I have had the privilege of seeing us being built together and it is glorious to behold!