To see an expanding number of movements of healthy reproducing faith communities
Distributing thought leadership
Equipping movement makers with actionable principles, ideas and solutions for the accelerated multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities
Exponential means, “accelerating multiplication.” That is the core of what we seek to do (our mission).
Todd is co-founder of Exponential and provides vision, strategy and direction for the ministry. He is a Kingdom-entrepreneur who is naturally drawn to anything around the next corner
Futuristic | Strategic | Activator | Command | Deliberative
Dave is co-founder of Community Christian Church, New Thing and Exponential. Dave serves as President of Exponential. His enthusiasm for “yes” is contagious.
Futuristic | Activator | Command | Positivity | Arranger
Terri is the Operations Manager for Exponential and keeps all the moving parts moving. She is the perfect mother hen but is really our goose laying the golden eggs.
Woo | Communication | Relator | Belief | Positivity
Bill primarily serves network and denominational leaders of church planting movements with the Exponential resources. He also provides strategic and operational oversight of Exponential’s R&D and expanding educational opportunities.
Futuristic | Learner | Individualization | Responsibility | Connectedness
Anna takes care of many of the details the rest of us forget or are not good at. She helps the rest of the team be more successful at their unique roles by taking care of things we'd miss.
Harmony | Responsibility | Consistency | Deliberative | Connectedness
Brooks is the youngest member of our team, possibly with the most energy. He is wired for details and research. If we need the answer to anything, Brooks is our man! He's our SIRI.
Input | Intellection | Analytical | Achiever | Context
Don leads our main stage creative programming, including developing the conference video elements, and works with bands, speakers and other main stage talent.
Activator | Woo | Responsibility | Restorative | Communication
We’re the catapult not the carrier. Our fruit grows on others’ trees.
We seek to come alongside and help accelerate what God is already doing through others. We are not in competition with any church planting organizations but have a posture of you can do it, how can we help?
In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity, with a precious few essentials.
Diversity of models and approaches. We seek to platform the aggregation of what God is up to rather than one model or approach.
Yesterday faithfully becomes today. We seek to look out the window and see things before others do.
We are future biased and continually look for what God seems to be up to around us. Most productive work happens in the trenches today. We seek to help leaders be more effective and productive today by helping them see around the next corner yesterday.
We are faithful with little and trusted with much.
We seek to remain small and decentralized in our overhead with innovative funding models (e.g. Business for Mission) that are not donor reliant.
We limit doing what others can do better.
We seek to work synergistically with others to accomplish more together than the sum of the individual parts.
Go big or go home
We seek to multiply one into one hundred in all that we do (as a way of modeling and of stewardship).
Where is God at work and how do we join him?
We seek to find and come alongside strong leaders, surrendered to God, to help accelerate what God is doing through them.
Ideas without fruit are simply academic.
We seek to help people get clarity on what’s next for them including how to embrace and implement ideas, principles and strategies and then to act.
No. Exponential seeks to come alongside and serve church planters and the organizations they are affiliated with. We seek to impact church planting by accelerating the multiplication of leading organizations who are planting churches.
We do not provide financial grants, however, we do help resource other church planting organizations who do provide grants.
How does Exponential serve church planters and church planting ministries? Click here to learn more about how we serve planters.
Exponential is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves the broad, evangelical church planting community. The governing Board of Exponential consists of experienced leaders from church planting networks. The Board currently consists of leaders from New Thing (newthing.org), Stadia (stadia.cc), Passion for Planting (church-planting.net) and Orchard Group (orchardgroup.org).
The roots of Exponential trace to the Christian Churches. Today, Exponential serves any Evangelical ministry. We currently serve over 50 different networks and denominations.
Examples include: Association of Related Churches, New Thing, Acts 29 Network, Stadia, Launch Network, Vision 360, Orchard Group, Missio, Forge, Assemblies of God, Evangelical Free Church of America, Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference), Southern Baptists, etc.
We essentially function as a Business for Mission. This means we are not reliant on donor dollars or fundraising for operations. The fees charged for the operations we sponsor cover our operations. We maintain a very lean and frugal overhead. Where appropriate to pilot new initiatives and / or strategically grow existing initiatives, we do accept donor investments.