David Putman

David is founder of Planting the Gospel (www.plantingthegospel.com) where he spends his time catalyzing movement makers for planting gospel-centered churches committed to making disciples. He has been involved in church planting for over twenty years as a planter, catalyst, strategist, and coach. He is author of Detox for the Overly Religious, Breaking the Discipleship Code, and co-author of Breaking the Missional Code with Ed Stetzer. David’s life mission is to help others discover the simplicity, centrality, and beauty of Jesus and his

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The Pastor Leader

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Planting Churches in a Post-Attractional World


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Gospel Disciple: Developing an Discipleship Culture for New Leaders

Imagine having a church of new and growing leaders on mission together. This workshop focuses on exploring three key areas…

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Why Discipleship Is Impossible without the Relational Factor

In this Exponential 2012 podcast, David Putman speaks on why discipleship is impossible without the relational factor. For years churches…

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Detox....For the Overly Religious

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The Leader's Capacity to Finance the Mission

2009 Exponential Conference Post-Launch Track.  Every ministry is challenged by finances.  Most leaders hesitate when it comes to making the…


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Post-Launch: Losing our Religion … Finding the Jesus Way

2008 Exponential Conference Post-Launch Track.  Go make disciples is still the central imperative of the church.  Making disciples often involves…
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Post-Launch: Rethink Discipleship

2007 Exponential Conference Post-Launch Track.  Jesus called people to repentance or to rethinking His Kingdom.  We must also rethink discipleship. …