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A conversation with Exponential’s Todd Wilson on personal calling

When what we were created to be doesn’t align with what we’re doing, the result is restless discontent. In this conversation with Exponential Director Todd Wilson and author of the new book More: Find Your Personal Calling and Live Life to the Fullest Measure (Zondervan), Wilson shares some of his own story and what it looks like to live life more abundantly (John 10:10)…

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Finding Your Sweet Spot

When what we were created to be doesn’t align with what we’re doing, the result is restless discontent. In this…

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Essential Principles of Multiplication: The Critical Elements of all Multiplication Cultures Webinar Replay


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Marks of a Movement: What the Church Can Learn from the Wesleyan Revival Webinar Replay


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Exponential is SOLD OUT!

Hi Friends of Exponential! Wow, Exponential Orlando is officially SOLD OUT!  That is unbelievable but super exciting as church planting…
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Flow: Unleashing a River of Multiplication



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Winfield Bevins on Marks of a Movement

Editor’s Note:  Winfield Bevins, Director of Church Planting at Asbury Seminary, is a long time friend of Exponential and will be…
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Level 5 Leadership Pipeline Webinar Replay with Luminex


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Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders with Church of God Webinar Replay


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Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders

FREE WEBINAR REGISTRATION Register Now! Topic: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Hero Maker is the theme for…

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7 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2018 Webinar Replay

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FREE Video From the 2014 Leadership Tensions Forum

Most church planters get sidetracked form their visions within the first few years. Sticking to the vision takes extraordinary discipline…


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The 5 Habits to Growing a Level 5 Marriage Webinar Replay

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Hero Maker Webinar Replay (Acts29)


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Dan Stanford’s Hero Maker Video


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David Crowder on Dreaming Big


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Kingdom Building

Essential Practice #5 – Kingdom Building Resource 1 – Watch this Overview of Kingdom Building! Dave Ferguson provides a short…
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Gift Activating

Essential Practice #1 – Gift Activating Resource 1 – Watch this Overview of Gift Activating! Dave Ferguson provides a short…


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Disciple Multiplying

Essential Practice #1 – Disciple Multiplying Resource 1 – Watch this Overview of Disciple Multiplying! Dave Ferguson provides a short…
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Permission Giving

Essential Practice #2 – Permission Giving Resource 1 – Watch this Overview of Permission Giving! Dave Ferguson provides a short…

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Multiplication Thinking

Essential Practice #1 – Multiplication Thinking Resource 1 – Watch this Overview of Multiplication Thinking! Dave Ferguson provides a short…

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Brian Sanders on The Networked Church

Editor’s Note:  Brian Sanders is a long time friend of Exponential and will be speaking at the 2018 Exponential Conference…
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Exponential 2018 Equipping Labs

Equipping Lab Planning Survey The Exponential Team is VERY excited about the 17 pre-conference Equipping Labs being offered at Exponential…


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Ed Stetzer on The Top Questions Church Planters Wrestle With

Ed Stetzer is a long time friend of Exponential and will be speaking at the 2018 Exponential Conference.  Ed and…
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7 Critical Shifts for Moving Beyond Mega and Multisite

We will need to shift to being agile, creation-oriented networks that unleash the potential every believer is desiring to live…

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Empower & Equip People for Kingdom Impact

At Forge America we long to see the reign of God revealed in the everyday places we live, work and…

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The Most Connected Team Always Wins

The most connected team always wins. Sure, talented teams win in the short run, but the drama over at Uber…

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The Difference between a GREAT team and an AVERAGE team

What makes the difference between a GREAT Team and and AVERAGE Team? A lot of the answer can be found…
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Why​ ​A​ ​New​ ​Staff​ ​Person​ ​Won’t​ ​Solve​ ​Our​ ​Issues

I hear leaders say all the time that, “When we hire this ____________ (new staff position), things will get better…


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Learning to Invest “On-Purpose”

What do you learn from the stories of your life?   It’s a difficult question to answer, but it is…
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The Church Doesn’t Just Send Missionaries; The Church IS the Missionary

If God is a missionary God (and He is!) then we as his people are missionary people. Therefore, the church…

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Christians at Their Best Means Living Within the Body Webinar With Ed Stetzer (Replay)


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Todd Wilson on Church Multiplication


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Ralph Moore on the Future of the Church

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Shawn Lovejoy on Leadership Teams

Leading Others at the Neglect of Leading Ourselves   Responding Rather Than Initiating   Managing Rather Than Monitoring   Initiating…


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New to Five: Launching a Level 5 Multiplying Church Webinar Replay

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Hero Maker Webinar Dec 13 Replay


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Hero Maker Webinar For Path1 Replay


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Level Five Leadership Pipeline Webinar Replay

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It’s Personal Webinar Replay

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HeroMaker Webinar Church Multiplication Partners Replay

Dave Ferguson provides an overview of the 5 essential practices for leaders to multiply leaders. Success! Now check your email…


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Together Webinar Replay

This webinar isn’t a how to guide to create a model marriage; it is more like coffee with friends who’ve…
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HeroMaker EFCA Replay


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Core Pathways

  In this training video from Exponential East 2017, Greg Wiens introduces the core pathways towards multiplication. Each pathway is…

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Flourish Webinar Replay


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CMA Webinar Replay

Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders // Special Webinar for CMA Dave Ferguson provides an overview…
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The Myth of a Balanced Life

One of the biggest challenges for a family engaged in ministry is learning to balance church activities, marriage, kids, extended…


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What Level Is Your Marriage?

A Level 5 marriage is a steady “wind behind your back” relationship that empowers both of you to go further…
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Marriage Warning: Are Kids/Ministry the Center of Your Conversation?

When our son, Taylor, was one year old, we left him with my (Brian)  parents overnight for the first time.…

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HeroMaker Video Series

Zarat Boyd’s HeroMaker Story Damian Boyd’s HeroMaker Story Anne Milam’s HeroMaker Story Karrie Thomas’s HeroMaker Story Daniel Lucas’s HeroMaker Story…

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3D Multiplication Webinar Replay

Todd Wilson explains 3 key dimensions of healthy multiplication.  These include: Disciple Making – What we do! Capacity Building –…

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HeroMaker Webinar Replay

Dave Ferguson explains the 5 Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders.  These include: Multiplication Thinking Permission Giving Disciple Multiplying…
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Matt Chandler Interview on Releasing Multisite Campuses



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Hero Maker Practice 5: Kingdom Building

Ralph Moore joins Exponential President Dave Ferguson for the sixth session in the Hero Maker podcast series as we look…
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Hero Maker Practice 4: Gift Activating

Brian Sanders joins Exponential President Dave Ferguson for the fifth session in the Hero Maker podcast series as we look…

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Hero Maker Practice 3: Disciple Multiplying

Our dream is to invest in others to see 100 churches planted in the next 10 years. Troy McMahon joins…

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Hero Maker Practice 2: Permission Giving

Derwin Gray joins Exponential President Dave Ferguson for the third session in the Hero Maker podcast series as we look…

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Hero Maker Podcast: Multiplication Thinking

Sam Stephens joins Exponential President Dave Ferguson for the next installment in this series focusing on the five essential practices…
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Hero Maker Podcast – From Hero to Hero Maker

Exponential CEO Todd Wilson joins Exponential President Dave Ferguson to kick off the HeroMaker podcast series. Here, the two leaders…


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Brett Andrews’s HeroMaker Story

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Mont Mitchell’s HeroMaker Story

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Obe Arellano’s HeroMaker Story

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5 Practices of Hero Making

HeroMaker is the theme for Exponential 2018. The theme focuses on the shift from being the hero to coming alongside…

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Hero Maker Practice 5: Are You Asking the Right Kingdom-Building Question?

I challenge you to start asking: How will we multiply God’s Kingdom? The fifth and final hero maker practice is…
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Hero Maker Practice 4: Look for Gift-Activating Moments

The most obvious example of gift activating comes from Jesus in Matthew 28. The fourth hero maker practice is gift…


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Hero Maker Practice 3: Are You Making Disciples or Disciple Multipliers?

  Heroes share what they know; hero makers share their lives. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about…
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Hero Maker Practice 2: Are You Leading With a Bias to ‘Yes’?

Back in junior high, I had what I call my first “I-C-N-U” conversation. I was at a summer camp in…

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Hero Maker Practice 1: Are You Thinking Beyond What You Can Do Alone?

Below, Exponential President Dave Ferguson unpacks the first of five essential practices in shifting from hero to hero maker.   “If…

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Gary Rohrmayer’s HeroMaker Story


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Jason Taylor’s HeroMaker Story

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Ron Edmondson’s HeroMaker Story

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Louie Giglio’s HeroMaker Story

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Beyond Addition to Multiplication

What culture are you creating in your church? In this post, Exponential Director Todd Wilson unpacks the three elements of…


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What You Missed at Exponential West 2017

  This week at Exponential West, John Ortberg, Wayne Cordeiro, Danielle Strickland, Efrem Smith, Dave Ferguson, and more asked poignant…
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What Kingdom Dream Are You Calling People To?

  Sound teaching, powerful storytelling (live and video), inspiring real-life examples—Day two of Exponential West continued the Dream Big conversation…

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What Is The Big Dream God Has Called You To?

  John Ortberg, Dave Ferguson, Albert Tate, Ed Stetzer, Will Mancini and others introduced this year’s “Dream Big” theme—focusing on…

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How Exponential Sparked Collegiate Church Planting

  The following is a guest blog by Exponential speaker and friend, Brian Frye. Brian is National Collegiate Strategist for the…

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Are You a Hero Maker?

Looking back over your life, who were your heroes—the people you looked up to and wanted to be like? We’ve…
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HeroMaker: Daring to Lead a Multiplying Church

As a community of activists devoted to church multiplication, Exponential is continuing the multiplication conversation in 2018 as we look…


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An Interview with Carl George

In this interview between Exponential founder Todd Wilson and church planting expert Carl George, the two discuss approaching church planting…
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A Glimpse into the New eBook Multipliers

Exponential’s new ebook Multipliers goes along with our 2018 HeroMaker theme. The book will come out early September. Below is the…

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7 Shifts Toward Planting a Movement

To say that we are euphoric about the new conversation happening within church-planting circles would be an understatement. Exchanges that…

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Paradigm Shifts

  In this training video from Exponential East 2017, Alan Hirsch discusses the various characteristics of level 5 multiplication that…

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Three Essentials of Kingdom Multiplication

The plan begins with a mission. This quote from modern management pioneer Peter Drucker gives us a good indicator of…
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Making Disciple Makers

  In this training video from Exponential East 2017, Bobby Harrington talks about what it means to make disciples like…


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Seeing More Churches Multiply: An Interview with Mac Lake

Why do less than 4% of churches ever reproduce? Mac Lake, Senior Director of Church Planter Development at the Send…
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The Lust of Addition

Almost all the books and authors that define [success in church] come from deep within the addition mindset…in fact they…

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Choosing the Right Destination

Join us as we walk through the free DREAM BIG, PLAN SMART book. Chapter 1 is on preparations for multiplication. …

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5 Shifts for Multiplication

  In this training video from Exponential East 2017 Dave Rhodes explains how we need to make 5 shifts in…

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10 Key Values of Level 5 Multiplication

The eBook Dream Big, Plan Smart includes a comprehensive look at each of these 10 characteristics as well as the…
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Aspiring to the False Summit of Level 3 Addition Addiction?

I’ve had times in my life where I’ve fought the good fight, sacrificed, and persevered, with my eyes on the…


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Sloth or Intentionality: Which Will it Be for You?

Have you ever encountered sloth? And no, I’m not talking about the slow-moving mammals that spend most of their lives…
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Winning and Losing: Rethinking Our Personal Scorecards

I’ve never been a hockey fan. The long list of reasons is rooted in my inability to logically follow the…

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Disciple Maker Assessment

Have you ever been assessed as a Disciple Maker? In partnership with Discipleship.org and Healthy Growing Churches, Exponential is releasing…

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Jesus the Mathematician

Sometimes we make things harder than they need to be (or were intended to be). We choose to focus on…

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A Q&A With Carl George: Why We Aren’t Seeing Multiplication

It has been a blessing getting to know Carl George, an icon in the church growth movement. Whether or not…
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Moving the Multiplication Needle: What We’re Missing in the West

If you know anything about the church growth movement, you know that Carl George is one of the venerable voices…


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A Monomaniac’s Multiplication Challenge

  Several decades ago, Ralph Moore and his wife, Ruby, started a church that has spread into a multiplication movement…
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Planting Churches That End in a Movement

“Do you have a vision for your community that cannot be accomplished by your church alone?” As moderator for this…

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One Gathering, One Purpose | Exponential

Looking back on Exponential East, I’m still blown away by this gathering of men and women committed to seeing God’s…

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Hero or Hero Maker: Which Will You Be?

5 Introductory Resources on the 5 Essential Practices of HeroMaking Resource 1 – Watch this Overview of the 5 Essential…

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Exponential East 2017: What You Missed

“The whole idea of ‘Dream Big’ is making me think, ‘Why not me? Why can’t I start a movement? The…
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What You Missed on Day 1 of Exponential East 2017

“I loved hearing about all the leaders who did such big things for God. The whole idea of ‘Dream Big’…


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A Dangerous Book | Todd Wilson

“These leaders are giving their lives to church multiplication, and they’re committed to helping as many other leaders as possible.”…
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A Community With a Cause | Todd Wilson

If you’re like most church leaders I know, you’re deep into preparations for what will likely be your most highly…

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FREE Multiplication Resources | Todd Wilson

I love when a plan comes together. It was about five years ago when we started talking about launching a…

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Leading Your Church Through Change

God is the only one who is constant. Everything else changes. – Zarat Boyd In this training video from Exponential…

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Time is running out…Really? | Exponential

If we were to visit Jesus in His hometown at any point prior to the start of His public ministry,…
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Reproducing the Artists in Your Church and Community

If you’ve come to an Exponential conference, you’ve seen and heard Brazilian natives and church planters Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio in…


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Dream Big: God-Given Clarity | Will Mancini

I’ve dedicated my life to helping churches define, embrace and experience the benefits of stunning, God-given clarity. As a pastor…
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What Legacy Are You Leaving?

Unless the hourglass gets flipped over, my time seems to be running out. I wish so much that I had…

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The Final Basecamp Before the Summit | Dave Browning

Churches moving from 4 to 4+ always have a vision larger than growing their local church. Years ago, I decided…

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East Meets West | Ray Chang | DJ Chuang

The danger is that culture becomes more important than the Gospel. – Ray Chang In this podcast from Exponential West…

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Sending Church Systems | Ed Stetzer | Dhati Lewis

How do we make disciple-making, not A ministry of the church, but THE ministry of the church? -Dhati Lewis It’s…
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Contextualization for Church Planters

In this training video from Exponential West 2015, Linda Bergquist explains that many Christian practices and concepts get lost or…


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Building a Culture of Generosity Post-Launch

In church planting, you don’t inherit a culture, you get to set a culture. – Jim Sheppard Your church now…
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Activating Your Congregation | Jonathan Falwell

Our God can use anybody to change the world. – Jonathan Falwell Everyone in a congregation is meant to take…

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When Activism Becomes Idolatry

Activist – one who vigorously advocates for a cause or issue. I’m an activist. I’m guessing you are, too. In…

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Planting Contextualized Churches | Nick Parsons

We need to really understand the world in which the people we’re trying to reach live. – Nick Parsons Misapplication…

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To Where Are You Sent? | Exponential

“As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you” (John 20:21). It’s easy to miss the power…
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We Messed Up So You Don’t Have To | Exponential

God has called you to the mission – not the metrics – Josh Burnett In this podcast from Exponential East…


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Creating a Disciple Making Culture: DEFINE IT – Establishing a Biblical Culture for Disciple Making

There is not a distinction between a Christian and a disciple – Jim Putman Real Life Ministries Senior Pastor, Jim…
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Planting a Church Changes Everything | Brian & Amy Bloye | Exponential

Planting a church isn’t easy, but it is possible to do more than survive the process – you can actually…