Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. We equip movement makers with actionable principles, ideas, and solutions. We are passionate about accelerating multiplication through movement makers!

Jesus. Leaders. Acceleration. Movements. Multiplication.

Vision

To see an expanding number of movements of healthy, reproducing faith communities.

Core Essence

Equipping movement makers with actionable principles, ideas, and solutions for the accelerated multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities.

Mission

The 16% Mission: to see a tipping point of 16% of churches in the U.S. becoming multiplying churches

Name

Exponential means “accelerating multiplication.” That is the core of what we seek to do (our mission).

Our Team

DAVE
FERGUSON

CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

Dave is co-founder of Community Christian Church, NewThing and Exponential. Dave provides vision direction to Exponential in pursuit of our 16% Mission while also serving on the Board of our Exponential Global partners. His enthusiasm for “yes” is contagious.

Raj
Pillai

VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF OF STAFF

With a background of both corporate and pastoral experience, Raj serves as a champion for maximizing and aligning our staff, teams, and resources to the Exponential mission. He is a conceptual architect who loves fostering an environment of innovation and future possibilities.

TERRI
SALIBA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CONFERENCES

Terri has been providing leadership for Exponential from day #1. She keeps all the moving parts moving. She is the perfect mother hen but is really our goose laying the golden eggs.

JASON
STEWART

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MOBILIZATION

Jason catalyzes movement for Exponential by bridging vision to strategy to implementation. He strategically connects ministry initiatives to effectively mobilize multipliers in hope of driving impactful change.

CARRIE
WILLIAMS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF EXPONENTIAL NEXT

Having served the local church with humility and effectiveness, Carrie is a strategic, relational, and hardworking team builder. Carrie founded the national ministry The Truth Republic and served on the launch team and has been a key leader of The Church of Eleven 22.

BILL
COUCHENOUR

DEPLOYMENT DIRECTOR

Bill primarily develops an guides Exponential Learning Communities. He has also become a trusted friend and guide serving network and denominational leaders in their multiplication efforts. 

JAMI
RUTH

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Jami has 25+ years of marketing experience across corporate, church and nonprofit fields. With a passion for seeing people who don’t know Jesus meet Him through the local church, she helps drive effective and impactful communication strategies at Exponential.

MARY BETH
KING

BOOKKEEPING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

Mary Beth is able to juggle her bookkeeping responsibilities with being Exponential’s incredible customer service specialist. Her responsibility gene helps to make sure that everyone feels the Exponential love!

SABIR
ROBINSON

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Driven by a passion to create and serve, Sabir is the knight behind the cowl, championing the voice of Exponential through pixel-precise visual communication.

BARBARA
MARTINEZ

NEXT PROJECT COORDINATOR

Barbara has been working in ministry since 2016 in various positions such as the Assistant to the Campus Pastor and as a Connections Minister. She has dedicated herself to sharing her faith and discipling women within her church and community.

Deanna
Doerr

CONFERENCE PROJECT COORDINATOR

Deanna loves talking and making friends. Conferences require coordinating with countless people. She was born for her role at Exponential.

ANDY
KOSCH

IT PROJECT COORDINATOR

Through curiosity and necessity, Andy became well-versed in all things IT. As the resident “Tech Nerd” of Exponential, he seeks to use technology to grow God’s Kingdom, connecting people to resources and one another.

LARRY
WALKEMEYER

EQUIPPING AND SPIRITUAL ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Larry serves as Strategic Catalyst for Multiplication for Free Methodist USA to encourage the multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches nationally and is also Global Pastor for Light & Life Church that he and his wife Deb have led for the past thirty years. As an author and speaker Larry works to advance the multiplication mission of the church.

RALPH
MOORE

CHURCH MULTIPLICATION CATALYST

Ralph is the Founding Pastor of the Hope Chapel movement. Beginning with just 12 people and a frightened young pastor, the Hope Chapel “movement” now numbers over 2,300 churches, worldwide (and counting). He helps catalyze church multiplication movements.​

DON
SMITH

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Don leads our main stage creative programming, including developing the conference video elements, and works with bands, speakers and other main stage talent.​

PAT
MASEK

SPEAKER CARE

Pat serves as the main stage speaker care for Exponential. She also serves as the Executive Assistant to Dave Ferguson and a Global Catalyst for NewThing.​

JON
WIEST

DIRECTOR OF NEXT VENTURES

Jon is the Co-Founder of Mobilize the Church and Executive Director of Groundswell, a global ministry mobilizing a growing wave of disciple makers and pioneering leaders. He previously planted churches in Dallas, TX and Des Moines, IA.

HAL
MAYER

NEXT VENTURES

Hal has been in ministry for over 45 years. He has served the local church in roles such as student pastor, small groups pastor, executive pastor and lead/planting pastor. He spends his time coaching pastors, business leaders, and serving NEXT Ventures.

Exponential NEXT Directors

DNA

Serving


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?

Diversity


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.

Pursuing Next


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.

Frugality and Stewardship


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.

Partnerships and Collaboration


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.

Leveraging Leverage


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).

Islands of Health and Strength


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.

From Clarity to Action


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.

BELIEFS

God


God, the Creator of the world, is all powerful and all knowing. God’s ways are perfect and He despises sin.

Man


Man is separated from God due to sin. Without redemption from sin, man’s end is death. People matter to God. His love for man is so deep that God initiated action to cover man’s sin and to make a way for man to be reconciled to Him

Jesus


Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Head of the church, is the only way to God and to eternal life. Jesus died for our sins, and rose from the dead so that man could be redeemed from his sinful nature and restored to a right relationship with God.

Forgiveness


Forgiveness of sins and eternal life are available to all who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Those accepting Jesus Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him.

Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit lives within and empowers every Christian.

Bible


The Bible is the inspired word of God, and our standard for living according to God’s ways.

Church


The Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to evangelize the lost and to edify the believer.

FAQs

Does Exponential plant churches?


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.

Does Exponential provide financial grants to church planters?


We do not provide financial grants, however, we do help resource other church planting organizations who do provide grants.

Who owns Exponential?


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. 

Is Exponential affiliated with a specific network or denomination?


The roots of Exponential trace to the Christian Churches. Today, Exponential serves any Evangelical ministry. We currently serve over 100 different networks and denominations.

Who are some of the ministries Exponential serves?


Examples include: The Weslyan Church, The Alliance (CMA), New Thing, Stadia, Launch Network, Vision 360, Orchard Group, The Vineyard, Free Methodist Church, Missio, Forge, Association of Related Churches (ARC), Acts 29 Network, Assemblies of God, Evangelical Free Church of America, Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference), Southern Baptists, etc.

How does Exponential fund its operations?


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.