Making the PAC Church Model Work
Jeff Leake James T. Bradford Chris Railey
General Council of The Assemblies of God
"Could a revival of church growth happen in the United States? Could we see a wave of church planting, campuses, and leadership reproduction? Is it possible to do more in the future than what has been dreamed of in the past? I believe that it is."—Jeff Leake
The journey of planting a church is exciting and rewarding, but it involves more than simply charting a course to launch. In Multiplier Churches, Jeff Leake opens the door to a world of options available to pastors and churches for growing and reproducing. Drawing on his experience in implementing these steps, he proposes a shift in thinking to create a climate for a church-planting movement.
The Assemblies of God makes church multiplication potential even more possible through parent affiliated churches, or PAC for short. To find out more about church planting, visit www.churchmultiplication.net.
About the Author
Jeff Leake's passion is planting churches. While serving as lead pastor of Allison Park Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for over twenty-one years, he has also established the Northeast Ministry School to train church planters, missionaries, and members of church planting teams. Under his leadership, Allison Park Church has helped to plant seventeen new churches and has a set goal to plant one hundred more in the next ten years. He also serves as a member of the Church Multiplication Network (CMN) lead team. Jeff, his wife, Melodie, and their five children live in the Pittsburgh area.
About the Foreword Authors
Dr. James T. Bradford is author of Lead So Others Can Follow, Preaching, and Second Chronicles Seven:Fourteen. He holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota. While in college, he led a Bible study that eventually grew into a university church. Upon graduation in 1979, Jim entered full-time ministry with that campus outreach. Since then, he has served growing faith-based communities in British Columbia, California, and Missouri. Currently he travels the world speaking on leadership and church growth in his role as general secretary of the Assemblies of God, which was recently recognized as the fourth-largest Christian movement in the world. He and his wife, Sandi, have two daughters and reside in Springfield, Missouri.
Dr. Chris Railey is the senior director of Leadership and Church Development at the Assemblies of God national office. He also serves as the national director of the Church Multiplication Network, which has helped to start over three thousand new churches in the last nine years. Prior to coming to the AG national office, Chris and his wife, Cara, were the founding pastors of New Community Church in Mesquite, Texas, a church that experienced rapid growth and significantly impacted the community. Chris graduated from Evangel University with a B.A. in biblical studies, and went on to receive his M.A. in counseling, a master's of divinity, and a doctorate of ministry in organizational leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Chris lives with his wife, Cara, and their three boys in Springfield, Missouri.