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Interview with Casey Crimmins - Multiply Church, Charlotte NC

Season 3, Ep. 50279

Casey and I met when he attached a very practical comment to a blog post I had written.


As we became friends I found him doing most things the world needs from the church. He left a career to plant co-vocationally. He's into disciplemaking as a way of evangelism. His church is into neighboring. They are crossing ethnic divides with intentionality. This church even uses Zoom as a blessing instead of a curse. You'll need to listen to the podcast to discover how...


If you are young with a whole life ahead of you, then you should keep track of Casey and his friends. In my mind, they are a few years ahead of the church in general. Well worth watching and learning from these people.


Casey, Sanchez Fair and Stephen Knopp lead Multiply Church in Charlotte, NC. You can catch up with them via their website at multiplychurch.com.

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