Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) Founder and President Dr. John Wagenveld says, 'The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us globally as national leaders in newly planted churches are having to find different ways of ministering in their communities.' Please note that all of MNM's leaders around the world have been cautioned to reduce exposure and be safe while following the regulations set by their countries' governments.
Maxwell Akogolo is from Zebilla in northeastern Ghana. He was first introduced to Multiplication Network Ministries’ (MNM) church planter program during a church council meeting. Maxwell and many other pastors in attendance were immediately drawn to the practical modular training and enrolled. For Maxwell, this program was a dream come true. He had always been passionate about church planting and seized every opportunity to assist in planting churches for his own local church, long before he had any training or ministry tools to do so.
Maxwell began the first module, eager to learn MNM’s ministry path. By the end of the second lesson, Maxwell and the other pastors were shaking their heads in disbelief. Before, they had been focusing on first building the physical structure of the church and then gathering the people. “It’s no wonder we were always confronted with problems,” Maxwell says. They learned it was more important to bring believers into community for discipleship than spending time and resources on an official church building.
Maxwell particularly enjoyed the fourth module in the MNM training, “Sharing the Good News.” The section on justification by faith gave him more confidence in his walk with the Lord.
“It has motivated me to further develop my ability to share the gospel and to develop leaders through the formation of small groups,” Maxwell shares. “I cannot do the work of church planting alone. I need the support of all members of the team to help in fulfilling our call to plant healthy churches.”
Maxwell is thankful for the practical curriculum MNM provides. It helps ordinary church members be effective in the community in the areas of evangelism and discipleship, leading to the planting of healthy churches that will greatly change the destinies of the people they will impact.