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Multiplying the message

A Leadership Journal review

Francis Chan fears the American church has become increasingly internal rather than missional. And he believes he's not alone. Chan says he's witnessed "a growing movement of discontent in the church." Many Christians, Chan contends, desire to break free from church as usual and make a dramatic impact on the world around them.

While speaking at the Passion Conference in Atlanta, Chan crossed paths with another leader passionate about disciple-making, David Platt. Platt had already begun developing a discipleship program, similar to what Chan had envisioned. By the end of their conversation, the two agreed that it was time for their visions to intersect.

Chan and Platt began working together, combining their visions to create a discipleship training program. The work resulted in Multiply, "a simple, practical, biblical, helpful, and personal tool for disciples of Jesus who want to make disciples of Jesus."

Multiply is a book and a series of weekly sessions. The weekly sessions include study ...

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