Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson is the lead pastor of COMMUNITY, an innovative multisite missional church passionate about “helping people find their way back to God.” COMMUNITY has grown from a few college friends to thousands every weekend meeting at 14 locations throughout Chicagoland and was recognized as one of the most influential churches in America. Dave provides visionary leadership for NewThing whose dream is to be a catalyst for a movement of reproducing churches. He is an award-winning author of books such as The Big Idea, Exponential, On The Verge and the eBooks Discover Your Mission Now and Keeping Score.

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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…

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…


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…


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…


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…

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…


A Movement Starts with You

Movement is how you accomplish the Jesus Mission. Discover the 4 reproducing principles that will help you start a movement.…

Is Your Church Winning at Multiplication?

Part of becoming a Level 5 multiplying church relies on changing the scorecard for your church and shifting what you…


Reproducing Leaders Who Reproduce

Dave and Jon Ferguson, founding pastors of Community Christian Church in Chicago, join us for our next edition of the…


Dave Ferguson Talks Multiplication With Oscar Muriu

In this podcast interview, Dave Ferguson talks multiplication with Nairobi Chapel leader Oscar Muriu--specifically how Muriu's church launched hundreds of church plants.…


Trending Now

From 2015 West Pre-Conference: We want to help leaders get a glimpse of trends we're seeing in our movement. We…

Are You Planting a Multiplying Church?

Though we may not necessarily think about it, our experiences with the individuals in the various contexts of our lives—home,…