The Multiply Cohort is a one-year process where expert coaches from the Church Multiplication Network come alongside your team to help you craft a multiplication strategy.

Our mission is to create a culture of multiplication that leads to the reproduction of disciples, leaders, and Kingdom impact. Apply today to join the Multiply Cohort.


The Multiply Cohort explores six characteristics of multiplication, while each gathering also focuses on a different stage of church multiplication.

1. Vision

2. Volunteerism

3. Leadership Pipeline

4. Generosity and Stewardship

5. Discipleship Pathways

6. Community Engagement

GATHERING #1 – Preparing for Multiplication

  1. Leadership development for multiplication

  2. Creating a transferable discipleship pathway

  3. Funding model for launch

GATHERING #2 – Multiplying

  1. Community engagement in your new neighborhood

  2. Nuts-and-bolts of launching

  3. Post-launch next steps and growth

GATHERING #3 – Supporting Multiplication

  1. Sustainable financial models

  2. Central support structure(s)

  3. Preparing to multiply again



During the cohort, you’ll hear from expert practitioners, build reproducible ministry structures, and learn from other church leaders that have been where you want to go.

Evaluate Your Health–

Our team of multiplication coaches will assess the health of your church based on six factors of multiplication. These are six essential systems that your church must have before multiplication can take place. We want to help identify both the strengths and challenges of your ministry.

Discover Your Possibilities­–

We want to expose you to experts from across the country who are doing exactly what you want to do. Often, we will introduce you to practitioners taking very different approaches to ministry, this is all in an effort to expand your understanding and to present diverse strategies for effectively reaching your community.

Craft Your Strategy­–

We provide the time, guidance, and structure for you to create intentional plans to accomplish the mission God has given you. Our coaches provide real-time feedback to help you refine your strategy. The cohort environment also provides opportunities to connect and collaborate with churches across the country with a similar vision for multiplication.

Execute Your Vision–

The Multiply Cohort provides a structure and plan to get you from where you are to where you want to be. The entire cohort is committed to bringing out the best in one another.




At the Multiply Cohort, the lead pastor, spouse, and up to three staff pastors participate in three cohort gatherings over the course of a year. At each gathering, leaders hear from ministry experts, collaborate with other church teams, and build strategic plans.

August 22-23, 2019

Journey Church • Cleveland, OH
Hosted by CMN Lead Team member Jim Wilkes

January 23-24, 2020

LifePoint Church • Clarksville, TN
Hosted by Pastor Mike Burnette

August 2020

Peoples Church • Cincinnati, OH
Hosted by Pastor Chris Beard

Tentative Schedule
Day One Day Two
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Session #1 Session #3
12:00 PM Lunch (Provided)
1:00 PM Session #2 Dismissal
6:00 PM Group Dinner



What this covers:

  • Three Multiply Cohort gatherings at strategic churches that have done multiplication well

  • Registration for up to five members of your team, for all three gatherings

  • Expert practitioners delivering exclusive content on church multiplication

  • Access to multiplication coaches to develop strategies with your team

  • All meals provided during the cohort

If you have questions or want more information, contact us or call 417-862-2781 (Ext. 3500)



The Multiply Cohort is hosted and facilitated by expert multipliers who bring years of church leadership, multisite management, and discipleship experience to the table. Each event is also hosted by either a member of the Church Multiplication Network Lead Team or an expert multiplying pastor.


Geoff Surratt

Geoff Surratt a freelance church catalyst and encourager with more than twenty-seven years of ministry experience in a variety of roles in local churches. Geoff works frequently with churches across the country in strategic planning and staff development, and is an expert in multisite ministry. He is also the author of several books including The Multisite Church Revolution and 10 Stupid Things that Keep Churches from Growing.


Sherry Surratt

Sherry has led at every level in her 30+ years of ministry experience. She served as a children’s pastor and helped shape the leadership development at Seacoast Church. She also served as Leadership Community Director for Leadership Network, as CEO of MOPS International and as Director of Parenting Strategy for the reThink Group (Orange). Sherry has written four books including Just Lead and Brave Mom. She is also a certified StratOps Facilitator.


Raymond Hudson

Raymond is the executive pastor and member of the Sunday preaching team at New Life Church in Dublin, CA. He has a bachelors in Youth Ministry, a masters in Organizational Leadership and is working on a doctorate in Strategic Leadership.

Raymond is passionate about campus multiplication and oversees all multiplication efforts at New Life Church. He helps oversee two East Bay campuses, two Mexico campuses, one partnership campus in San Francisco, and one partnership campus in Kenya. He is excited about launching New Life Church’s third East Bay Campus in the near future.


John Davidson

Dr. John Davidson helps to coordinate church planting and leadership development among current and future ministers. Prior to serving at the AG National Office, John served in multiple pastoral roles, including many years on the pastoral staff at The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, TX. John served in higher education as the director of The Oaks School of Leadership and as a faculty member at multiple universities. He is a graduate of Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, where he earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies.

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David Crosby

David Crosby is the lead pastor of Community Church in Pennsylvania. Community Church is a multi-cultural, multi-generational church that has grown from a handful of people to a thriving church of 2,000 who attend one of five weekend worship experiences, including a bilingual experience. David has an earned doctorate from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is also a member of the CMN Lead Team.