The Mission and Legacy of Multiply Church

October 26, 2020

Multiply Church may be a new name for many, but it has been a part of the community for over sixty years. In 1958, our founding pastor, Tom Whidden, began our church in the Old Pastime Theatre. Since then, our ministry has grown to become the largest church in Concord with six locations through the Charlotte area. In September 2020, we changed our name from cfa church to Multiply Church, representing a new anointing that God has given us to spread his Kingdom. Despite a new look and a new name, our legacy has not changed; a legacy of equipping people to Love Jesus and Change the World through helping them find life, family, freedom, and purpose.

Loving Jesus

At Multiply, it is our goal to create a church that feels like a glimpse of the Kingdom. We display this in how we conduct our Sunday services; we create weekly worship experiences with Spirit-led teaching, powerful and creative worship, and friendly community. Finally, every week we create an opportunity for people to receive the breath of God through salvation. Our goal is for all to live Wide Awake to the love of God and Fully Alive to their purpose. To highlight this experience of life in Christ, we emphasize water baptism, regular giving, and a staff that is committed to prayer.

We believe that a life in Christ doesn’t stop at salvation – it is only the beginning of the journey! At Multiply, we create a process to help people experience true freedom and growth in their relationship with Jesus. This is seen through Bible studies and prayer groups, as well as classes that help individuals learn more about their faith.  We also believe that the Holy Spirit is still active today, and encourage spirit baptisms to experience further fullness in Christ.

Changing the World

Multiply is a family – both externally with our six locations, and internally with our ministries. In Multiply Groups, people do something they love with people they love. This gives a sense of both belonging and belief. We also offer incredible opportunities for kids and students of all ages with our Multiply Kids and Multiply Youth ministries. With missions, fine arts, and creative teaching, there is something for every member of the family!

We encourage everybody at Multiply to become World Changers by joining teams that find a hurt and heal it, or find a need and meet it. Serving is a large part of the heart of Multiply, and there are many opportunities to get involved! From greeting others on Sundays to being on our security or medical team, you will find the perfect place to use your gifts for the Kingdom!

Our goal at Multiply Church is, simply put, seeing people encounter the gospel. We hope that you and your family experience the love of Christ and his life-changing gospel as a part of our Multiply Family!