Expanding the Expedition Reach Through Marketplace Multipliers
By Wayne Schmidt, Carrie Whitcher and Kay Kotan
There is a growing "gospel gap" across North America and around the world. More people than ever do not have the opportunity to make an informed decision about Jesus or even know personally a follower of Christ. While we're grateful for every spiritually interested seeker who begins their exploration by visiting a local church, much more often it is in the everyday places of life that they come into contact with those who winsomely and fully follow Christ.
There has never been a significant movement of God without the significant engagement of lay people. When laypeople partner with pastors, the potential for Kingdom advancement intensifies. This leads to disciples making disciples (discipling disciples), people being empowered in faith, and equipped to grow so that God's Spirit fills every part of them and ripples out into the lives around them.The authors of Marketplace Multipliers believe the marketplace, where believers and those yet to believe cross paths every day, provides an intersection for a multiplication movement.Best-selling author Kay Kotan, Wayne Schmidt and Carrie Whitcher seek to be one example of "clergy and laity" partnering together in order to fulfill the Great Commission to "Go and make disciples.
This book is part of The Greatest Expedition series, aimed at providing assistant to congregations who want to do more than "stay in place," but to move out into the world.
What Readers are Saying
No longstanding revival in Christian history has occurred without the influence of the laity. Marketplace Multipliers is a perfect tool to help resource this generation’s laity for reaching the world for Christ. If you want your life to be a part of something greater than yourself, I highly recommend this valuable resource.
Cornerstone Church, Grand Rapids MI
There’s never been a more important time than today for lay and clergy to work together so their collective full-redemptive potential can be realized. Marketplace Multipliers gives us the practical tools we need to make that partnership of lay and clergy as effective as possible. Read it. Apply it. Let’s change the world together!
District Superintendent, Great Lakes Region of The Wesleyan Church
The trajectory and experiences of my life thus far have been a product of countless decisions by others to invest in me. This book with its inspiring stories and practical pointers equips us to call out the best in each other as we steward our influence in the marketplace.
Estherlita Griffiths and Associates