About Rich Thornton

I like to travel, take pictures, read and listen to books, ride roller coasters, and eat chocolate, not necessarily at the same time. I enjoy my family and friends and being the Child of God I was created to be. Along the way I am the Field Director for Church Planting for the ERC, Twenty:Twenty Initiative.

Xchange – One-to-One Discipleship!

We are so happy to partner with Steve McCoy, pastor and creator of Xchange, to make disciples who make disciples. Together with Steve, we believe there is a relational depth that can be found beyond the experiences of Sunday worship and small groups. This is what Xchange is all about – capturing the power of one-to-one relationships. [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Media|0 Comments

Dinosaurs to Rabbits! Decline to Multiplication!

Mainline Church Consultant Bill Easum is concerned about the future of the church. In his new book “Dinosaurs to Rabbits” he uses an animal comparison to illustrate where the church is headed (a dinosaur) compared to where it should be headed (a rabbit).   For example, some of the differences: Dinosaurs: reproduce a smaller but still [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

The Power of Multiplication!

The new strategy is as old as the Bible itself -- make disciples who make disciples who make disciples! Watch as Chuck Frank, Director of Multiplication, challenges us to multiply disciples, leaders, ministries, and churches. We can do this!

By | July 16th, 2018|Media|0 Comments

ERC Multiplication Summit

Register here to attend in Middletown! Virtual attendance available here! Come hear Dr. David Nelms of The Timothy Initiative on June 11, 2018 at Middletown First Church of God. Through The Timothy Initiative, David has led in seeing over 50,000 churches started internationally and now they are also working to start thousands in the United [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

The HUB launches in Elmira, NY

We are so happy that The HUB launched on Easter in Elmira, NY. Jeremy Cranmer is the pastor of this new church and community center designed to be a real HUB in the city of Elmira. God is moving at the center of it all.

By | April 24th, 2018|Media|0 Comments

Multiplication Boot Camp

Our passion is to multiply disciples, leaders, ministries, and churches. This Boot Camp is designed to train you and your team to do this. See more details and register here for this event which will be Friday evening May 4 from 7-9 pm (registration from 6:30-7) and Saturday, May 5 from 9 am until 3 [...]

By | April 14th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Fathers on the Move!

Multiplying to new locations is in the DNA of Pastor Victor Glover, founder of Fathers on the Move, and he has firmly embedded it into this organization that makes a difference in the lives of men. It can come to your city too!

By | April 14th, 2018|Media|0 Comments

Last Days World Outreach Ministries

It is exciting to see the multiplying ministry of Last Days World Outreach Ministries led by Pastor Victor Glover. Currently there are three North Carolina locations: Hillsborough, Raleigh, and Warsaw. Work Jesus!

By | February 16th, 2018|Media|0 Comments

Multiplication & Church Planting Boot & Reboot Camp

NOVEMBER 3 & 4 IN KANNAPOLIS, NC Our passion is to invite, equip, encourage and empower planters, pastors, and other leaders who will be part of a multiplication movement. Boot Camp is designed to help this happen! Both launching a church and then continuing through year five, and beyond, have some of the same but [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Time to Multiply. Time to Think Kingdom.

In 2016 Antoine & Tonia Lassiter and the Think Kingdom team built relationships and grew as disciples in small groups, expanded community involvement through helping build Habitat for Humanity houses and other projects serving others, and launching worship experiences on September 25 in Concord, North Carolina. Meanwhile, Think Kingdom Atlanta and Think Kingdom Austin were [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments