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What Is the Church Multiplication Network?

Church Multiplication Network is a strategic plan to do what is best done from a national platform to resource, support, and network national, district, and local assets to cooperate with God and join Him in His mission to build His church.

By Steve Pike

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act that set in motion the creation of what we now call the U.S. Interstate System. Prior to the Interstate System, the United States was “a place where people seldom ventured far from home. When they did, they drove on narrow, two-lane roads that moved people and goods slowly.”1 The visionary creation of this network of roads catalyzed a cascade of transformation that has fueled the economic growth and the rapid development of communities in every corner of this nation.

The U.S. Interstate System is an example of infrastructure that can be deployed from a national platform to make life better for all Americans. It also illustrates the power and value of cooperation between different spheres of government. The Interstate System could not have happened without a national vision, but neither could it have happened without the cooperation of every state and local government. Thanks to this system, Americans have more and better choices about where they can go, what they can buy, and how they can live.

The same could be said for our national power grid, water management systems, telecommunication networks, federal aviation system, and our military defense services. All of these have federal, state, and local components working together to make our lives better every day.

The Assemblies of God Church Multiplication Network is analogous to these infrastructural systems deployed from a national platform. CMN is an emerging network of national systems that will catalyze the transformation of communities across this nation by facilitating the starting of thousands of vigorous churches that will help lost people know Jesus.

CMN is a strategic plan to do what is best done from a national platform to resource, support, and network national, district, and local assets to cooperate with God and join Him in His mission to build His church. Just as creating the U.S. Interstate System led to the rapid development of strong communities in every corner of this nation, so the Church Multiplication Network has the potential to revolutionize the way the Assemblies of God creates communities of faith among the “pre,” “un,” and “de” churched across this land.

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