CMTC – 20 Years!

When I planted a church in 1990, there wasn’t a Church Planters Bootcamp training available. It wasn’t until October 1992 that the Church Multiplication Training Center launched the first Bootcamp for church planters held in Estes Park, Colorado.

Bill Malick, then director of Church Planting for the Missionary Church Western District, consulted with

Bob Logan and
There were 35 people representing 12 new church plants from 7 denominations who attended that first Bootcamp training. From one Bootcamp in 1992, the CMTC has now trained over 5,000 church planting projects for and with over 100 denominations. The training materials have been presented in English, Spanish and Korean languages. The original training curriculum emphasized preparing to launch services as the starting point. The new curriculum emphasizes starting churches by first making and baptizing disciples. For the past twenty years, the CMTC has faithfully trained church planting teams, parent churches and even churches starting over to be focused on reaching unreached people. This continues today!

Watch this video celebrating the history and ongoing vision of the Church Multiplication Training Center.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Don’t start churches to make disciples. Start churches by making disciples!


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer and strategist – and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. His training skills have been used to mobilize church planters, pastors and ministry leaders across the country and around the world. Missional Challenge partners together with churches, networks and denominations to advance disciplemaking movements globally.With 25+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches. He created The Multiplication Cycle™ to assist church planters to start churches by making disciples. He has trained and coached hundreds of coaches and church planters across the United States and internationally.Dave has been coaching pastors and church planters for more than ten years. His experience in church multiplication led to his doctorate in transformational leadership at Bakke Graduate University. He also received a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary and graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration.
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