Welcome to multiplyX 2021: Together

With a packed day ahead, we don’t want you to miss a thing. Everything you need is on this page so it’s easy for you to engage fully with what’s happening at any time.

See below for important details and go to our Information section near the bottom of the page for more details including our conference programme.


9:30–12:30, 15:50–16:15

Wole Agbaje and Emily Hudghton guide us through our conference morning which we hope will challenge, encourage and inspire you. We’re excited to welcome a wide-ranging lineup of speakers sharing short talks in the morning’s three main sessions which also contain Bible reflections, stories, prayer and a panel discussion. You can find more details in the programme.

Join us by playing the video below and taking part in the live chat on Facebook to contribute and interact with others hosted by leaders from across the country.

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Why not join an interactive Zoom group (12:40–13:15) over lunch to meet others, hear top tips from industry experts and share ideas on a variety of practical topics. Alternatively, if you’ve come with a team this is an opportunity to spend time, reflect and plan together.  Look for the conversation-starter guide available on the site.

Select your topic and join the table by clicking on the relevant ‘Join group’ link below.

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Fundraising and finance

Jacquie Driver Ltd with Jacquie Driver

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Simple church tech

SFL and Matt Sales

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Must-read books

SPCK and Sarah Head

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Offering excellent hospitality

CLO-coffee and Nick Castle

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Good organisational metrics

Church Suite, Lindsey Mansfield and Paul Nation

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Prayer for the church

Led by Sarah McDonald Haden & Yemi Adedeji




A selection of twenty-seven, 40 min webinars across nine themed streams on a wide variety of church planting and ministry topics are on offer this afternoon.

For each session, choose from nine new seminars – full details are in your programme.

If you want to catch up with those you’ve missed, make sure you make use of your Equip membership where recordings of all these seminars will be available free for a limited time after the conference.

Join your chosen seminar for each session via the ‘Join Seminar’ button.

Foundations: new to pioneering and planting?

John Valentine

13:30 - 14:10

Theology of pioneering and planting

Explore a theological foundation for establishing new communities, with a reflection on examples of planting and pioneering.


Ed Olsworth-Peter

14:20 - 15:00

Being sent out – discerning the call to pioneer / plant

How do we discern God’s call and discover more about where, what and with whom to plant and pioneer?


Al Gordon

15:10 - 15:50

Being a sending church

Discerning the call to reinvigorate a church, or establish a new community, by sending people and resources. We look at church partnerships, avoiding pitfalls, and leaders, teams and denominational leadership.

Leading well

Beki Rogers

13:30 - 14:10

Leader wellbeing

Recognising the unique pressures church planting puts on leaders and how to grow healthy, sustainable ministry.


Darren Wolf

14:20 - 15:00

Missional coaching

Introducing the principles of coaching and how it benefits pioneers and planters.


Wole Agbaje

15:10 - 15:50

Going together – building a team

How to identify the people with the right skills for your team and build life as a team.

Community transformation

Helen Shannon

13:30 - 14:10

Urban estates

Understanding the unique characteristics of urban estates is essential to shaping our approach  to pioneering and planting. Explore this and how estate church plants can incarnate a holistic gospel.


Sarah Jackson

14:20 - 15:00

Social action and planting

Unless the gospel is expressed compassionately in serving people’s needs, it won’t feel like good news. We examine the importance of a holistic approach to mission and the significant role of social action.


Cate Williams

15:10 - 15:50

Pioneering, planting and planet

Can creation care be integrated in pioneering and planting? This session looks at how a concern for the environment can be at the heart of mission.

The big picture

John McGinley

13:30 - 14:10

The 10,000 churches project

Introducing the vision to plant 10,000 churches within the Church of England, with a further 10,000 planted by other denominations and streams, in partnership with the Church of England.


Bishop Mike Harrison

14:20 - 15:00

Mixed ecology – what is it?

What does this concept mean for the Church of England and how does it connect with pioneering and planting Christian communities?


Nicki Sims

15:10 - 15:50

The power of networks

How church-planting networks can empower us and how to grow networks from a single church plant.

The new normal

Peter Phillips

13:30 - 14:10

Digital church

Digital capacity is so much more than streaming Sunday services. How can we plant churches online and maximise the potential of digital capacity and community?


Ifechukwu Nnatuanya

14:20 - 15:00

Micro – house churches

Presenting a vision of planting churches in homes and how this works in real life.


Betty King

15:10 - 15:50

Five-fold leadership gifts

Understanding the gifts given to the church by Christ, from Eph 4:11. Learn why the restoration of the gift of apostle, prophet and evangelist is especially important in church planting.

Leadership investment

Victoria Lawrence

13:30 - 14:10

Building a culture of prayer

Why is it so important to establish prayer as a priority when we are planting new churches? Discover ways to make this a reality.


Christian Selvaratnam

14:20 - 15:00

Training pioneers and planters

What are the training needs of pioneers and planters and how can we best meet them?


Jacquie Driver

15:10 - 15:50

Finance, buildings and legals

The practicalities of planting new churches, including good governance, financial systems, funding challenges and buildings issues.

Mixed ecology

Ian Mobsby

13:30 - 14:10

Ancient and new

How to integrate the riches of the Church’s ancient traditions in the formation of new Christian communities.


Lusa Ngoy

14:20 - 15:00

Inter-cultural planting

Presenting a vision of communities which bring together people of different races and cultural backgrounds. Why is this important, what are the challenges and how can we do this well?


Sarah Sharpe

15:10 - 15:50

Inter-generational planting

Examining the importance of creating multi-age communities. Discover how to navigate the challenges and identify what works well.

God is calling you

Mohan Seevaratnam

13:30 - 14:10

Bi-vocational church leadership

How can people plant new Christian communities alongside their ‘day job’? Why is it vital to enable this to happen? A look at the challenges and principles for thriving in this role.


Sarah McDonald Haden

14:20 - 15:00

Women pioneers and planters

Women are under-represented in the leadership of pioneering and planting new Christian communities. Why, and how can we overcome this?


Yemi Adedeji

15:10 - 15:50

Cultural intelligence

Leaders of the future will need cultural intelligence – the ability to adapt and function effectively in different cultural contexts. How can we learn to do this?


Heather Cracknell

13:30 - 14:10

Disciple-making in FX / missional communities

How Fresh Expressions (FX) and missional communities provide a unique opportunity to make and nurture new disciples. Exploring the principles and practicalities of these models.


David Sola Oludoyi

14:20 - 15:00

Building evangelistic confidence

Sharing the gospel is at the heart of pioneering and planting. We look at building confidence and different ways to engage in evangelism.


Bishop Will Hazlewood

15:10 - 15:50

Making disciples in a sacramental context

The power of sacrament to shape church and help people grow in faith, in the context of new Christian communities.

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Immediately following the last seminars, please join us for a brief final session with Bishop Ric Thorpe and John McGinley who want to pray for you, commission you for what lies ahead, and tell you specific next steps about the church planting programme we are announcing on the conference day.

Please click below to join in with this important part of our day.

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There are a number of ways you can connect with others during the multiplyX 2021: Together conference.

Choose the way you want to connect below.

During lunch there is an opportunity to see others face to face by joining interactive zoom groups on a variety of practical topics.

Join the conversation in the chat and Q&A sections within the Zoom webinar.

Join the Multiply X Facebook group and post for your content questions and reflections. We would love to hear from you.

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Partners and sponsors

We’re so grateful to all our partners and sponsors who have taken part and supported our conference today. Click below to find out more about them and how their work can make a difference to your ministry.


As part of your tickets to multiplyX2021: Together, you receive a free EQUIP membership to for 2 weeks. All the main talks and seminars from the conference will be available here shortly after the conference day so you can catch up on anything you might have missed. is full of resources to inspire, provoke and equip you to multiply disciples, churches and networks, so do take the opportunity to look around.