Frequently Asked Questions
Your first step in joining a cohort after talking with your Senior pastor is to connect with a Catalyst for your region. You can find the Catalyst for your region here.
Who should I talk to if I am exploring the idea of church planting and not ready to join a cohort yet?
We would love to connect with you and talk with you about church planting! Feel free to connect with us at email@example.com. You can also check out the Resource Tab on our website for articles and information about church planting topics as well.
The online portion of all of our Foursquare Multiply cohorts take place on our website! You’ll receive access to them at the start of each training from your training coordinator.
No! We function to help set adult learners up for success and complete the course work during times that work best for them. The only set times that you are required to participate in are monthly POD group discussions that take place over zoom. You’ll need to have the course work for the month completed prior to this call, but when it is completed is totally up to you!
Not at all! We realize that each couple has different responsibilities and schedule constraints. We wish to honor those and do not require both spouses to participate online, but welcome both spouses to participate if they wish to do so. If both spouses are not participating online we simply ask that they discuss together what is being learned online. Please let our team know what works best for you and your spouse so that we can ensure a timely enrollment.
We realize that each of you have lives outside of this cohort and have therefore kept the course requirements smaller to serve that. The typical monthly time commitment should look for most participants around 9-15 hours a month. Again completion of course work, outside of the monthly POD calls, are based around what works best for your schedule. You will have quarterly advisory team calls and hand + heart rhythms to account for, but those also can be done around the optimal times for you)
Foursquare Multiply values the creation of life-long learners, as well as the building of relationships within the structure of the cohort. Participants will be required to complete this coursework each month (1 Twenty minute video, 1 Book, article, or reading assignment, 1 writing assignment or exercise correlated to materials, and 1 group Pod group zoom discussion.
The in-person trainings take place in a different location across the United States. That information is made available at the start of each cohort.
The in-person trainings happen in November and April each year. As retreats are only open to those enrolled in training specific dates are made available at the start of each cohort.
Unfortunately, due to the constraints and restrictions of each location we are not able to provide childcare nor are you are able to bring your children to the in-person training. We do allow for babies under the age of two that need to remain with their mother to attend as long as they are not disruptive to the training. We encourage couples to talk about this at the start of the cohort as we ask both spouses to attend the in-person training and realize this may mean a bit of extra planning on the front end.
We ask that both spouses attend the in-person training.