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Launch Stronger

When Disciple Making Fuels Church Planting

Brett Andrews, Dale Spaulding and Sean Cronin

Surveys show that only one in four new churches reproduce. Imagine the impact to the human race if three of four adults never had children. What if our consumer and programmatic approach to church is our biggest limitation to multiplication? It seems that the current prevailing models and approaches are producing consumers rather than disciples, and this dramatically hinders our dreams of multiplication.

If you’re looking for a book that’s going to offer you the secret to starting a fast-growing church, this is not the book for you. However, if you’re interested in being challenged, inspired, and equipped to start new churches that arise from efforts to make disciples who make disciples who plant churches that plant churches, this is the book for you.

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Brett Andrews
Church Planter, Author

Brett Andrews is the founding pastor of New Life Christian Church in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Since launching in 1993, New Life has grown to be multi-site and has directly planted 294 churches with over 31,000 people reached. They’ve also built a national church-planting ministry, Passion for Planting, that has impacted countless other church plants by providing free resources and project management and by shaping Exponential into what it is today. New Life also runs the nZone, an indoor recreational facility, which allows over 400,000 Washingtonians experience the love of God every year—before they know it’s God’s love they are experiencing. Brett’s greatest blessing on earth is his wife of twenty-nine years, Laura, and their four children. He enjoys sailing, coaching baseball, and his beagle, who will eagerly greet you by wetting the floor.

Dale Spaulding

Dale Spaulding is recently retired after serving as the Director of Passion for Planting for seven years. Located in Chantilly, VA, Passion for Planting was founded by church planters to help church planters stay focused on people. Prior to his work at P4P, Dale was a software quality engineer and technical fellow with The Boeing Company. Prior to Boeing, Dale served in the US Navy for twenty-two years, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Dale holds a BS in Business Administration from Auburn University and an MS in Information Systems from the US Naval Postgraduate School. Dale lives in Fairfax, VA with his wife Nancy. He has two sons and three grandchildren.

Sean Cronin

Sean Cronin works on staff with Passion for Planting — training, supporting, and equipping church planters. He also serves in various roles at New Life Christian Church located in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. He’s a graduate of Ozark Christian College and Cincinnati Bible Seminary where he studied church planting and leadership. He then put his education to work by helping start churches in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. And yes, still roots for the Bills.


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