Multiplanting is a book birthed out of a quarter of a century of ministry.
In the early nineties, God stirred Colin Baron with a dream of planting not just one but twenty churches in and around Manchester that could reach into every part of the city. Whilst many church leaders take it as given that the most effective way to fruitful kingdom ministry is by growing a large church, Colin started to wonder whether this big church dream could actually be inhibiting us from seeing the quantity and quality of impact that we long for.
Over the last twenty-five years of ministry in Manchester, he has been pioneering a different approach; planting smaller, interconnected congregations throughout the city that operate together as one church. Strong enough together for each to survive and thrive, and yet small and dispersed enough to have a kind of reach that he would never have been able to have if he had stayed in one place and grown big.
We call this approach 'multiplanting'. This book tells you the story of that journey.
What People Are Saying
Colin has thirty years experience in planting churches in post-Christian Britain. His experience shows as he tackles the challenge of planting multiple congregations to reach a city. This is a book for church planters and church leaders who want to reach their city through planting multiple churches.
Steve Addison - Author of Pioneering Movements: Leadership that Multiplies Disciples and Churches
Colin has a wealth of wisdom and experience in planting multisite churches, so this book is an absolute goldmine. Buy it. Read it. Underline it. Then read it again.
Phil Moore - Senior Leader of Everyday Church London
We need many more new churches and community based “sites” to be planted to reach this nation and other nations with the gospel. I therefore enthusiastically commend 'Multiplanting' to you.
David Devenish - Team Leader of NewFrontiers Together Team
The harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. This excellent book encourages us to pray hard, pursue the presence of God and pioneer the planting of multiple sites that effectively reach their local communities.
Ralph Cunnington - Co-leader of City Church Manchester and Chair of City-to-City UK
Colin’s unique blend of visionary yet practical approach, his ability to raise up leaders, his wisdom to fix broken or stuck people or situations and the way he lays out the path through to where we need to go I know will profoundly impact you as you read this book.
Simon Holley - Senior Leader of Kings Arms Church and Catalyst Team Leader