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The following is a guest blog post by Daniel Im, Director of Multiplication for LifeWay Christian Resources. Daniel is one of our 50+ speakers at the Exponential Regionals this fall: Doing Great Things For God? “I want to make my life count. I want to do big things for the kingdom. I only want to do things that have an eternal significance.” Have you…

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Featured Post:Paul von Merveldt on Groups at Exponential


One of the best ways to experience Exponential events is with a group of people from your core team, church, network, or denomination. We are always excited to have groups, both small and large, on site learning together and having a chance to bounce ideas off each other. Here is a short video from our friend, Paul von Merveldt, about his team’s experience at…

Featured Post:Ricky Velazquez on Groups at Exponential


One of the best ways to experience Exponential events is with a group of people from your core team, church, network, or denomination. We are always excited to have groups, both small and large, on site learning together and having a chance to bounce ideas off each other. Here is a short video from our friend, Ricky Velazquez, about his experience at Exponential 2018…

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Daniel Im to Speak at Exponential Regionals in Chicago!

The following is a guest blog post by Daniel Im, Director of Multiplication for LifeWay Christian Resources. Daniel is one…
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Paul von Merveldt on Groups at Exponential

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Ricky Velazquez on Groups at Exponential

One of the best ways to experience Exponential events is with a group of people from your core team, church,…

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Hero Maker Practice 4: Gift Activating

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Exponential Backstage with Oscar Muriu

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Jossy Chacko on Disciple Multiplying

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Janet McMahon to Speak at Exponential Regionals in Washington, DC and Chicago!

The following is a guest blog post by Janet McMahon, a founding pastor of Restore Community Church, a multi-site church…
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Tiana Spencer to Speak at Exponential Regional in the Bay Area!

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Joby Martin to Speak at Exponential Regional in Chicago!

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Activists for Disciple Multiplying

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Harvey Carey on Permission Giving

Harvey Carey on Permission Giving   Over 60 National Main Stage Speakers Harvey Carey is one of 60 speakers that…


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Mark Batterson to Speak at Exponential Regional in Chicago

Special Invitation from Mark   Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC, is one of our…
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Hero Maker Practice 3: Disciple Multiplying

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Exponential Backstage with Harvey Carey

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Jeremiah Morris to Speak at Exponential Regional in Houston!

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Hero Maker Training Kit

OVER 2 HOURS OF VIDEO MATERIAL • 6 MODULE ONLINE COURSE • SUPPLEMENTAL ARTICLES, AUDIOS, AND VIDEOS The Hero Maker…
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Ray Johnston to Speak at Exponential Regionals in Southern California and Bay Area!

The following is a guest blog post by Ray Johnston, Founding/Senior Pastor of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, CA and…


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Steve Bezner to Speak at Exponential Regional in Houston!

The following is a guest blog post by Steve Bezner, Senior Pastor of Houston Northwest Church. Steve is one of…
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D.A. Horton on Disciple Multiplying

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D.A. Horton to Speak at Exponential Regional in Southern California!

The following is a guest blog post by D.A. Horton, Lead Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North…

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Discover the Power of Permission Giving

Overcoming Inertia Inertia is the tendency to do nothing and to remain unchanged. It shows no favoritism, acting with equal intensity…

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Andrew Hopper to Speak at Exponential Regional in Washington, DC

The following is a guest blog post by Andrew Hopper, Lead Pastor of Mercy Hill Church. Andrew is one of…
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Keri Ladouceur to Speak at Exponential Regional in Chicago

The following is a guest blog post by Keri Ladouceur, a Pastor at Vineyard Christian Church. Keri is one of…


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Oneya Okuwobi to Speak at Exponential Regional in Washington, DC!

The following is a guest blog post by Oneya Okuwobi, co-author of The Multi-Ethnic Christian Life Primer. Oneya is one…
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Devin Turner to Speak at Exponential Regional in Washington, DC!

The following is a guest blog post by Devin Turner, Lead Pastor of Revolution Church in Washington, DC and CEO…

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Carey Nieuwhof on Permission Giving

Carey Nieuwhof on Permission Giving   Over 60 National Main Stage Speakers Carey Nieuwhof is one of 60 speakers that…

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Jodi Hickerson to Speak at Exponential Regionals in Southern California and Bay Area!

The following is a guest blog post from Jodi Hickerson, Teaching Pastor and Programming Director for Mission Church in Ventura,…

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Autumn Katz to Speak at Exponential Regional in Southern California!

The following is a guest blog post by Autumn Katz, Co-Lead Pastor of Anthem Church in Long Beach, CA. Autumn…
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Brett Andrews to Speak at Exponential Regional in Washington, DC

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Hero Maker Practice 2: Permission Giving

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Exponential Backstage with Carey Nieuwhof

Backstage with Albert Tate & Carey Nieuwhof At Exponential 2018 in Orlando, Albert Tate caught up with Carey Nieuwhof to…

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Jaron Jones to Speak at Exponential Regional in Houston

Special Invitation from Jaron   Jaron Jones, Pastor of Shine Bible Fellowship, is one of our 50+ speakers at the…

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Drew Hyun to Speak at Exponential Regionals in Washington, DC and New York City

The following is a guest blog post by Drew Hyun, Co-founder of New City Network and Founding Pastor of Hope…

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Andy Stanley on Multiplication Thinking

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Hero Maker Practice 1: Multiplication Thinking

This is the second of two posts on Multiplication Thinking. Click here to read the first post. The Practice of…

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An Introduction to Hero Making

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What’s Your Definition of a Hero?

In Search of Heroes… Heroes. We’ve all been influenced by them, and we all want to be one! On Memorial…
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Exponential 2018 Equipping Labs

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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?

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