Permission Giving

Essential Practice #2 for HeroMaking


Essential Practice #2 – Permission Giving

Resource 1 – Watch this Overview of Permission Giving!

Dave Ferguson provides a short video overview of the second essential practice of HeroMaking.


Resource 2 – Listen to this Interview on Permission Giving!

Derwin Gray and Exponential President Dave Ferguson discuss the second essential practice in the hero-making process: Permission Giving. Derwin is founding/lead pastor of Transformation Church in Indian Land, South Carolina, author of multiple books, most recently The HD Leader. He’s also lead “permission-giver” at his church.


Click here to download the interview.

Resource 3 – Read the Following HeroMaker Article on Multiplication Thinking

Are You Leading with a Bias to Yes?  A permission giving reflex is a non-negotiable for leaders who multiply leaders.  Click here to read this article by Dave Ferguson on HeroMaker Practice #2: Permission Giving.

Register for the HeroMaker Conference!

Looking ahead to 2018, Exponential will be focusing on this shift from being heroes to becoming hero makers. It’s vitally important to the multiplication conversation and our mission to see the percentage of churches that ever reproduce increase from less than 4 percent to greater than 10 percent.

This HeroMaker theme looks at the kind of leader it takes to dream big and lead a Level 5 multiplying church. Every true shift in a church or organization begins with a heart change in the primary leader. Marked by a sense of holy and humble tenacity, HeroMakers shift from being simply the hero of the church to helping others become the heroes and the future mentors the church will need.

At Exponential 2018 you will get 3 days of inspiration, equipping and encouragement in Hero Making. We will look hard at the “5 Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders.”  You can join thousands of other church multiplication leaders to experience 150+ speakers, 40 tracks, 200 workshops, and 12+ pre-conference equipping labs.   We’ve made four of the pre-conference equipping labs FREE.  Those include the Marriage and Family Lab, the Church Planting Lab, the Multiplication Lab, and the Special Gathering of Network Leaders.  You can also use code VIP2018 to get $59 off your registration!  Click here to register!

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