Mt. Bethel Project Update-No. 18

Help Wanted – Strategy Coordinators

All church planting movements have had some form of the role of persons who provide training and oversight of the movement. In many movements this role is called “Strategy Coordinator.” Strategy Coordinators have a deep understanding of the behaviors necessary for the church to multiply and know how to use a set of strategies to train people in these behaviors. These nine strategies were identified in the last issue of the Mt. Bethel Update.

The next step for the Mt. Bethel Project is to train a group of Strategy Coordinators. Check below for information on training. This issue of the “Update” will talk about the role of a Strategy Coordinator and the possibilities for training of Strategy Coordinators.


The Role of a Strategy Coordinator (SC)

1. SC’s understand that we don’t teach for knowledge, we train for behaviors. This is why everyone has a “to do” list, and why we are careful to provide weekly encouragement to complete the “to do” list.

2. SC’s understand that we measure of our success based on how well our trainees have carried out the desired behaviors.

3. SC’s have skills in the “nine strategies” necessary to produce a church multiplication movement.

4. SC’s are able to relate to trainees so that can both train and provide systematic encouragement (hold accountable) those whom God has called and they have trained.

5. SC’s provide oversight of trainers, planters, and churches that emerge out of their training ministry.

6. SC’s have a call and passion to see the Kingdom expand rapidly.


Strategy Coordinator Training

We are hoping to provide two opportunities for SC training.  Both of these opportunities will cover material about understanding the role of a strategy coordinator, and training in the nine strategies. The emphasis will be on gaining skills to be able to train others so that they can train in turn train the second generation of SC’s. This SC role is the key role in starting a church planting movement. Learning how to be a SC will enable trainees to focus their efforts and invest their time in meaningful activities.  Without learning this role we will be trying to start a movement, but will be investing much of our energy in activities that do not produce multiplication.

Summer Strategy Coordinator Training

The first Strategy Coordinator class will be held sometime in this summer after Reframe Conference.  The training will be three days and two nights. The training will consist of teaching about the role of SC and training in the nine strategies.

Strategy Coordinator Training in Israel

Learn the strategies of Jesus and the early church in the actual towns in which they were developed. I am looking to see if there is interest in being part of a pilot group to see if we can do this training in Israel.  The trip would be about 8-10 days and the cost would be around $3000 per person for air and travel in Israel. The time frame would be either October or April.

If you have interest in participating in either of these training opportunities please contact me at


Be With Him…

Praying for one hour will enable you to go through life seeing the goodness of God and hearing his voice. These are the prerequisites for an obedient life.  “And we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.” Acts 5:32


Mt. Bethel Project Update-No. 17

Mt. Bethel Project Status – Where do we go next?

We are just about six months into the Mt. Bethel Project.  We have been heading in the right direction to try to get a movement started, even though we have not really known how to accomplish our goals.  We have been moving forward based on Bruce Bennett’s statement that, “We may not have precedent but we have Promises.”

I want to say a big “Thank You” to each of you who have participated in training, have taught the training program, and who have participated in seminars. Thank you also to all those who have been on the streets in new communities finding a person of peace and sharing your story and Jesus’ story.

The question is where do we go next?  This issue of the Mt. Bethel Update will lay out what the Project will look like as we move forward. It will consist of training participants in a set of knowledge and a set of behaviors.  The set of knowledge that people need to know to make the project succeed will be taught in the “Church Planting by the Numbers” Seminar that was previewed in the last Update.

We also want to produce a set of behaviors. This update will preview the set of strategies that we need to work to produce the behaviors in believers that will enable the project to succeed. We will train a group of people called “Strategy Coordinators.”  Strategy Coordinators will know the nine strategies necessary to produce a church planting movement and will have the skills to coach people to train others in these strategies.

These strategies, previewed below, will produce the behaviors in believers that enable church planting movements to keep moving forward across multiple generations of new believers.


The Book of Strategies

There are nine strategies necessary to create a church multiplication movement.  Each strategy will be taught in such a way as to produce a behavior in believers. Oversight of the process and the trainers will be provided by strategies coordinators.

Strategy One – Abundant Prayer – Because strategies are not enough

  • Pray for One Hour
  • Community Prayer Walks
  • Praying with others
  • “Pray, Map, Go”

Strategy Two – Reproducible Entry Strategies

  • Go 2×2
  • The Person of Peace
  • The new group of friends and Family

Strategy Three – Abundant Sowing – Seeded Field strategies

  • The Person of Peace
  • The Reproducible Gospel Strategy
    • My Story
    • God’s Story
    • Opportunity for commitment
      • Oikos Strategy

Strategy Four – Reproducible Short Term Discipleship

  • Training for initial obedience
  • T4T Plan
  • RAD Plan

Strategy Five – Reproducible Long Term Discipleship

  • Producing self-feeding, obedient disciples

Strategy Six – Intentional Church Formation Strategies

  • One Vision
  • Two authorities
  • Three offices
  • Four marks of maturity
  • Five purposes of meeting together

Strategy Seven – Reproducible Leadership Multiplication

  • Moving from “Come and See” to “Come and Be”
  • Identifying Multipliers
    • Attenders
    • Workers (Sowers and Disciplers)
    • Starters
    • Multipliers

Strategy Eight – Healthy Church Strategies

  • The marks of a healthy church
  • The quarterly evaluation

Strategy Nine – Church Reproduction Strategies

  • Starting over with Strategy One
  • Teaching the “Four Fields”

Pray for One Hour

All church planting movements are fueled by prayer.  The Mt. Bethel Project wants to raise up a generation of believers who know how to pray. I have been hearing stories of people whose praying has been significantly changed by using the “How to Pray for One Hour” guide.  Ask God if you should be using it also. You can find it here.

If you have found the “How to Pray for One Hour” to be profitable, please send me a few sentences describing what you have experienced. Send it to me at  I am collecting statements that we can use to encourage others to pray more. Join in being a part of creating a system of encouragement.