Happened on Thursday 25 June 2020


Access the conference recordings on CCX.media,

a new online learning experience for church leaders 

to train, equip and inspire them for multiplication.

We’re excited that Multiply: 2020 Church Planting Conference is moving online on Thursday, 25 June. We are seizing the opportunity to gather to explore the possibilities and challenges of multiplying disciples, churches and networks in this new reality and we’d love you and your teams to join us.




We are creating an online experience to equip, stimulate and inspire you for the next season of ministry. We are bringing together movement leaders and speakers from England and further afield, as well as testimonies from church planters who are breaking new ground. Learning together, we will explore turning increased online attendance into discipleship, growth and multiplying churches. 

Those interested in or exploring church planting, church planters and their teams, sending church leaders, and those who oversee church planting strategically.

Join us online to hear movement leaders and speakers presented on YouTube and via Zoom, along with stories from church planters and seminars. There will be morning main sessions and afternoon interactive options.


Main Speakers

Ric Thorpe

Bishop of Islington

In 2015, Bishop Ric was consecrated as the Bishop of Islington in order to support the Diocese of London’s goal of creating 100 new worshipping communities by 2020 ...(more)

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Stephen Cottrell

Bishop of Chelmsford

Stephen Cottrell takes up office as the 98th Archbishop of York in July. He is currently the Bishop of Chelmsford ...(more)

Jon Tyson

Pastor and Church Planter

Pastor and Church Planter in New York City. Originally from Adelaide Australia, Jon moved to the United States over two decades ago  ...(more)

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Justin Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury

The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby has been the Archbishop of Canterbury since 2013 ...(more)

Ness Wilson

Pioneer UK Leader

Ness is the Team leader of Open Heaven Church in Loughborough which was planted with a bunch of friends in 1993 when ...(more)

Jo Saxton

Author, speaker, podcast host, and leadership coach

Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcast host, and leadership coach...(more)

Fr James Mallon

Founder of The Divine Renovation Ministry 

Fr James Mallon, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founder of the Divine Renovation ministry ...(more)

Alan Hirsch

Global thought-leader on missional movements and leadership

Alan has worked with churches and organizations across the world, but mainly in North America, Europe, and Australia... (more)

9:30 am

Session 1: Change - The message hasn’t changed but how it’s communicated has. Overnight, the church went online, against all the odds. We are adapting and learning as never before. How do we create or renew churches both now and in the coming months and years?

10:30 am

Session 2: Courage - Whilst this is one of the most exciting times for the church, it is also one that requires huge courage to lean into reaching new people in new places in new ways, both personally and corporately. What can we learn from others? What risks do we need to take? 


9:00 am

Conference site opens with introduction to the site

Morning sessions

Selection of 24 45-minute seminars on multiplying disciples, churches and networks.

The Multiplying Disciples Stream will include: Developing leaders to grow the church, Making disciples in a sacramental context, Discipling through small groups, Cultivating spiritual health, Helping someone grow as a disciple.

The Multiplying Churches Stream will include: Home churches - what’s their future in the church?, Developing Fresh Expressions to maturity, Multiplying congregations, Being a church planting church, Developing sacramental approaches to church planting

The Multiplying Networks Stream will include: Leading change in strange times, Apostolic leadership for church networks, Multiplying prayer, Missional coaching, Theological foundations for church planting

Afternoon seminars

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

11:30 am

Session 3: Imagination - The landscape for church planting is changing before our eyes. And God has given us the gift of creativity. How might we imagine new ways to plant churches, new people to reach through Fresh Expressions of church, new places to start missional communities?

We are delighted to have over 70 speakers involved in these seminars, including Canon Yemi Adedeji, Adam Aktinson, Winfield Bevins, Bishop Elect Ruth Bushyager, Erin Clark, Heather Cracknell, Bishop Jill Duff, Greg Downes, Josh Howard,  Sarah Jackson, Rachel Jordan-Wolf, John McGinley, Bishop Philip North, Hannah Patton, Cris Rogers, Helen Shannon, Miriam Swanson (Swaffield), Lizzy Woolf, Bishop Graham Tomlin, Ben Woodfield and many more.




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