Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

Multiplication is God’s plan For Growth and Expansion.

Written by: on June 22, 2019

Multiplication is very a powerful strategy for growth but it’s does not seem so obvious until you exercise closely. Today if I offer you $1 million or the alternative total result of starting $1 today and keep doubling the amount every next day for 30 days, which option would you take. I’m sure many would take the lump sum amount of $1 million because it look obviously the bigger amount until you get down to calculating for the second option which will be $536,870,912 by day 30 and $8.6 billion by day 34, astronomical figures compared to the lump sum $1 million. Hypothetically, if we adopted this multiplication model where we are to thoroughly disciple two new believers within a day and coach them to a point where they can win and disciple two believers in turn and they keep doing likewise and keep passing on the discipleship model in a similar pattern, we could win the whole entire world population of 7.7 billion[1] within 34 hypothetical days and we all go to heaven.

Paul points us to a similar model in the Bible[2] as he tells Timothy to entrust the things he has heard from him among many witnesses, to faithful men who shall be able to teach others also. It is the model of intentional discipleship and deliberate equipping and mentoring  of leaders to multiplying yourself and creating a structured accountability model to ensure its continuity. It takes intentionality, deliberate clear goal setting and a lot of effort to develop faithful leaders that can recruit and in turn pass on the button to the next level of leaders. It’s a very effective leadership development pipeline. This kind of model is best implemented within a structured system of accountability that allows for top down  mentorship but also bottom up accountability.

Camacho in his book Mining for Gold[3], brings out this model of coaching leaders, in which leaders are obligated to dig the gold that God has deposited in themselves, develop with the help of God through The Holy Spirit but to also help others around them to find the gold in themselves and equally develop into great leaders that can be used of God in the church today. He points us to the structured system of the church that provides for leaders that have been refined by God to reach out to other leaders who are under them, to coach them in an accountability environment that ensures that these coaching relationships are cascaded downwards in a perpetual growth and multiplication model that will lead to healthy church growth. Its key to note that Camacho advances his model with an underlying assumption that God has deposited precious gold in every person and when that gold is dug and refined, you end up with thriving godly leaders who are precious like gold.[4]

If we as leaders are to succeed in God’s work, its instrumental for us to embrace Camacho’s coaching model that is scriptural based. He refers us to the Bible in 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 that every believer carries in themselves a treasure hidden in our earthly vessels which he equates to God’s nature dwelling in us as His Holy Spirit, a member of the Trinity dwelling and flowing through the believer.[5] As a church leader Camacho’s book is a treasure and will certainly be part of my toolbox in developing myself and other leaders through couching. I identify so much with this model because we have developed many leaders that are now pastors and church leaders in outreach Hope Churches in Kenya. Equally, we continue to develop leaders in the ministry organization that I lead, missions of Hope International, in our growth and expansion strategy within Kenya but even more as we prepare to launch in other countries like Liberia, South Sudan and Tanzania among other nations in future.

In my research on equipping church leaders with financial literacy tools to economically empower Christians in vulnerable communities, I find Camacho’s book as a good lead towards an effective financial literacy curriculum for church leaders. I look forward to meeting Tom Camacho and rereading his book several more times as a reference book for coaching and developing my leadership and other leaders.

[1] Current World polulation – Worldometers. Most recent Estimated World population by United Nations as Elaborated by Worldometers. Www.worldometers.info.

[2] Bible. 2 Timothy 2:2.

[3] Tom Camacho. Mining For Gold. Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching. Inter-Vasity Press, 2019. London, UK.

[4] Ibid,……Kindle, Loc 162.

[5] Ibid,….

About the Author

Wallace Kamau

Wallace is a believer in Christ, Married to Mary Kamau (Founder and Executive Director of Missions of Hope International) and father to 3 Wonderful children, Imani Kamau (Graduate student at London School of Economics, UK), Victory Kamau (Undergraduate student at Portland state University, Oregon, USA) and David Kamau ( Grade student at Rosslyn Academy). Founder and Director, Missions of Hope International (www.mohiafrica.org), CPA, BAchelor of Commerce (Accounting) from University of Nairobi, Masters of Arts (Leadership) from Pan African Christian University.

7 responses to “Multiplication is God’s plan For Growth and Expansion.”

  1. Mario Hood says:

    Thanks for the great post. How important is it to understand that everyone has “gold” in them in breaking or building biblical financial literacy? I would guess that if people understood how precious they are in God’s eyes then it would take some burden of trying to prove worth from a mere $ figures?

  2. Hi Wallace, ok, let’s start the process of inaugurating the Second Coming starting now. See you in 34 days. I love envisioning with you how we can hasten the Lord’s coming by simply committing to the idea that we need to replicate ourselves through discipleship.

    Discipling one a day everyday for 30 days might be tough for many. But I think even discipling one person a year would net significant results for the kingdom. We need leaders who can help the church see that vision–not to mention the fact that our Lord commanded us to do this.

  3. Jenn Burnett says:

    WOW. That was a brilliant encouragement and shows just how simple God’s strategy of multiplication is. One of the pieces to the strategy of multiplication miracles is that Jesus always begins with thanksgiving. Whether it be loaves or fishes, money or people I think it is biblical and strategic to acknowledge the gift already given. How might a posture of thanksgiving add to the gift of financial literacy your are giving people? How does focusing on what we have verses what we don’t have change how we operate? What good work you are doing Wallace?

  4. Karen Rouggly says:

    Wallace, this is such a good tie in from this book to your personal research! I’m impressed. I appreciate how you remind us that it’s sometimes small moves that make the bigger difference, in our money, and our discipleship. Thanks!

  5. Mary Mims says:

    Wallace, I love how you connected coaching with multiplication. I can see how the two are connected but at the same time can be different. I am not sure everyone should be a coach, because I do not think everyone is equipped to speak into others lives. However, we are all commanded to make disciples, which we all should be able to do on some level. I would still love to be coached in financial matters because this is not my strongest area. I think of coaching as equipping the Body of Christ which is greatly needed today.

  6. Harry Fritzenschaft says:

    Thanks for your unique application of Camacho’s book. I look forward to seeing how coaching and financial literacy will work together out of your research. Many blessings and see you in London!

  7. John Muhanji says:

    Thank you, Wallace, for the connection of multiplication and discipleship in our ministries for Christ. I like the way you envisioned the way we could reach to everybody and make disciples of every creature for Christianity. That is our hope. It is great when you connect Camacho’s method of coaching and gold mining approach.

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