Multiplication Effect

Today was a great day for healthcare in Philadelphia!  We held our first “International Saline Training of Trainers” event, the purpose of which is to train healthcare workers (i.e., students, residents, physicians and others in the field) how to train others in healthcare to talk about spiritual concerns with their patients, friends, and so on.

Although we started small – just 10 of us – we plan on moving forward consistently.  The power lies in the ‘multiplication effect.’  If the 10 of us there today train just one other person this year, then there will be 20 of us at the end of the year.  Assuming each of those 20 trains one more each year, by the end of year five we’ll have 320, and at the end of year 10, today’s initial investment will have grown to 15,360!

These numbers may seem surprising, but when you look at the history of Christianity, it shouldn’t be.  After all, Jesus’ small investment in just 12 men has now grown to millions upon millions worldwide.

One of the ‘takeaways’ is that any Christian can do this, right where they are, with very limited time.  All it takes is a heart that’s willing to step out and join God in what He’s already doing.  Your quiet, steady investment over a lifetime can make an untold impact in the lives of those around you for Christ and the gospel.

Why not start tomorrow by praying, for example, with a few like-minded friends?  If you want to hear more about how we’re doing it here in Philadelphia, and how you can adapt it to where you are, get in touch with me through the form on the contact page.  I’m here to help.


About Bryan Stoudt

On my personal website (, I help Christians follow Jesus in a noisy, broken world. I also have the privilege of helping Philadelphia's healthcare students and professionals do this as Area Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA). More information at On a personal note, I'm fortunate to be married to my wonderful wife, Sharon. Together, we have four fantastic children. In my spare time, I enjoy roasting coffee, running, reading and learning foreign languages.
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