by Aaron Taylor
We've mentioned the Training for Trainers (T4T) method, but let's take a look at what this training method actually does.
12 Multiplication Principles
All of the methods used by Every Community for Christ (ECC) utilize 12 biblically-based multiplication principles. The principles are:
- Fervent Prayer
- Abundant Gospel Sowing
- Intentional Church Planting
- Scriptural Authority
- Equip Local Leadership
- Mobilization of Lay Leaders
- Cell Church, House Church, Village Church
- Churches Planting Churches
- Church Reproduction Without Delay
- Healthy Churches
- Immediate Incorporation of New Believers into the Life and Ministry of the Church
- Active Training While in Ministry
Training for Trainers incorporates each principle to some extent, but its strongest points emphasize on-the-job training for church leadership, healthy churches, intentional church planting, and abundant Gospel sowing.
The T4T process begins with nine training sessions that prepare individuals to effectively evangelize and plant churches no matter their cultural context. T4T is a ministry process to help you position yourself to see the Spirit of God ignite a church planting movement. The T4T process contains all the elements to help you see a balanced and sustained movement emerge from the Spirit's empowerment.
T4T is similar to the other methods employed by ECC in that its goal is to train believers who can train others in a very simple yet effective method of evangelism and discipleship. The goal of the training is to establish rapidly reproducing churches and groups of disciples across relationship networks.
The difference occurs in the training. T4T aims to prepare church planters themselves to first discover why church planting is so important, then to set goals and utilize their personal testimony in bringing others to belief in Christ.
Each training session in T4T includes videos and additional resources to help prepare church planters for whatever questions or situations they may face. Therefore, if you feel highly called to plant churches, but don't know where to begin, Training for Trainers may be a good place to start!
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