The Multiply Cohort is a two-year process designed by the Church Multiplication Network to facilitate the creation and execution of strategic plans for local church growth and multiplication. Our heart is to create a culture of multiplication that leads to the reproduction of disciples, leaders, and Kingdom impact. The Multiply Cohort is the means by which we can make that possible for your church.


Why join the Multiply Cohort?

Wouldn’t it be cheaper and less work to simply attend a conference or hire a consultant? While conferences and consultants are incredibly helpful, a CMN Multiply Cohort has the following advantages:

  • You will learn from a variety of successful leaders
  • You will experience best practices from churches across the country
  • You will network with more than 20 churches on the same journey
  • You will spend significant time with your leadership team developing an action plan based on a God-sized vision for your church
  • You will benefit from outside accountability and coaching as you execute your action plan

When you attend a conference, you walk away with a notebook full of ideas, but no plan for putting those ideas to work in your church.

When you hire a consultant, you build a plan based on a single model: the model your consultant is most familiar with.

When you join a community, you get the advantage of multiple teachers, multiple models, and a customized plan to do what God has called you to accomplish in your community.


Dates and Locations

At the Multiply Cohort, the lead pastor, spouse, and up to two staff pastors participate in four gatherings over a two-year period. At each gathering, leaders hear from ministry experts, collaborate with other church teams, and build strategic plans. Each meeting focuses on different key aspects of growth and multiplication:

August 21-22, 2018

Stewardship and Generosity
River Valley Church • Minneapolis, MN
Hosted by CMN Lead Team member Rob Ketterling

January 23-24, 2019

Community Engagement
Trinity Church • Miami, FL
Hosted by CMN Lead Team member Rich Wilkerson

TBA Summer 2019

Mission and Vision

TBA Winter 2020

Volunteerism and Leadership Development



Includes registration for four Multiply Cohort meetings for you, your spouse, and two team members.

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



The Multiply Cohort is hosted and facilitated by expert multipliers, Geoff Surratt and David Crosby. Geoff and David bring years of church leadership, multisite management, and discipleship experience to the table. Each event is also hosted by a member of the Church Multiplication Networks's national Lead Team.

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Geoff Surratt

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

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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 Spanish experience. David has an earned doctorate from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO. He is also a member of the CMN Lead Team.