Multiply Minis

Relevant, Timely Trainings to Multiply Your Impact

Multiply Minis are live, interactive trainings for ministry leaders to break out of the norm and  hear fresh ideas. These Minis will encourage, inspire, and resource churches with the most current topics and innovative best practices from practitioners across West Ohio and beyond.  

Each participant will leave the 2 hour webcasts with practical, ready-to-use tools along with “the one big thing” to take home. At each Mini, you'll also learn about “Co-Labs”: specialized learning groups designed to help you move from information to action. 

Multiply Minis are open and free for both clergy and lay in West Ohio.  Non-West Ohio participants can register for $20.

*Space for each Mini is limited to the first 100 participants.
*Deadline to register is the Friday before each Mini.
*CEU's are available for each Mini. See registration for details.
*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time Zone. 

See below for the full listing! 


Multiply Minis 2022 Fall Schedule



Developing a Discipleship Pathway to Strengthen Your Church

October  25  |  10-12EST | Matt Lake

In this Mini, United Methodist Pastor Matt Lake offers an overview of why an effective discipleship pathway is critical for long-term sustainability. Participants will learn how your church can create it's own customized process, leading to a culture of discipleship. While many churches succeed in raising up volunteers in their local settings, some congregations struggle with raising up disciples. We will explore a congregational approach that leads to discipleship. At the conclusion of this Mini, participants will have the option to opt-in for more training.

About Matt:  

Matt Lake serves as the Lead Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Williamsport, PA—an urban congregation that consists of a mix of traditional and contemporary worship experiences.  First Church has also grown to include a network of fresh expressions of ministry called the Acts Network in which people meet in places such as homes, gyms, and coffee shops.  Matt has his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Messiah University, his M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and his D.Min. in Semiotics and Future Studies from Portland Seminary.  Matt's doctoral work included a focus on how to create a culture of discipleship that entire congregations could align around. Matt has worked with a variety of churches in a consultant role and has a passion to see God’s Kingdom lived out through lives transformed in the love and discipleship of Jesus Christ.  Matt adores his beautiful wife Jennifer, and is doing his best to keep up with his three energetic, amazing children—Alexandra, Joshua, and Zach.

This clinic is free for West Ohio participants.  Non-West Ohio participants can register for $20.




Reimagining the Church in the Wild: Rural Church Renewal for the 21st Century

November 10  |  10-12EST | Rev. Tyler Kleeberger

As the landscape of churches continues to change, what should the rural church look like? Can rural congregations struggling to survive find hope and new life? Even further, can healthy rural churches actually catalyze a different future for their declining communities and, possibly, the world?

Rural churches may be primed to help lead the church into its future. From the historical role of rural churches in the frontier to the model of the early church and the sociological role of rural communities, the rural church has a tradition and assets to not only revitalize congregations, but the places those congregations call home. 

The hope of the church in our changing world may just come from these communities that capture the essence of the church's mission since its origins: to be the guiding hand to the life of the places they are. This webinar will help you engage with how small towns have changed and generate ideas for how to approach rural church participation and leadership for the global mission of the church.

Join this workshop that will explore:

  • The current state of rural places in light of our current cultural and ecclesiological shifts.
  • The history of rural churches and the principles that can still be used today.
  • Practical considerations for missional and contextual forms of ministry in rural churches.

About Tyler:

Tyler is an appointed clergy for The Farmhouse in rural Metamora, OH of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Having grown up in Toledo, OH, Tyler went on to attend the University of Mount Union where he graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Interpersonal & Peace Communication. It was also at Mount Union that Tyler met his spouse Vanessa & started a church on campus. 

After graduating, they then left for Pasadena, California where Tyler attended Fuller Theological Seminary - only to be brought back to Ohio by the unexpected birth of their first child, Landon. They have since added three more children to their family, Toren, Quinn, and Koen.  

While Tyler grew up in various Christian circles, he left the church for a season of life, only to come back in hopes of changing the church that he had lost hope in. The Farmhouse, as a new church start, comes out of this vision to reimagine the church in the hopes of reimagining its rural community. 

This clinic is free for West Ohio participants.  Non-West Ohio participants can register for $20.

 Register by October 10, 2022 to receive a free copy of Tyler's new book mailed directly to you, while supplies last.





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