At CCM, We believe we have a story to tell about how God is at work in our church and in our city. Multiplanting is a book where we try to tell that story.
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 our journey.