There is a growing trend within the Church, rightly so, toward mentorship or coaching of our leaders. The idea is that great programs are not effective without great people leading those programs. Associated with this focus on mentorship is a theory some people call “spiritual multiplication”, which attempts to go one step further in mentoring leaders to multiply themselves into others who would be able to do the same. Spiritual multiplication is considered a theory because it depends on the precarious “if”: if one disciple multiplies into two others.
To actualize the extraordinary potential of spiritual multiplication, we must go beyond the theory and begin living out of the principles that make multiplication possible.