Brooks Hamon

Minimalist Mega and Micro Episode 2 – What Makes a Micro Church a Church?

What constitutes a church? What is the difference between a small group of people who gather, and a small church that gathers? In this episode, we will discuss the important clarifications that make a church a church, and separate it from a group of any kind. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/August_19_2pm_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Cracking the Code of 21st Century Ministry Episode 8 – Refresh the Metrics

In the last decades of the 20th century, many churches moved to the suburbs. That was great.That’s where the souls were. But more and more, people are moving back into the cities. And the culture-shaping “urban mindset” — which is often post-Christian and even pre-Christian — is spreading everywhere. In this webinar, Steve Pike, Dan …

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Why Does a Micro Church Movement Need a Central Connectivity Beyond Individual Identity?

Register or Log in Below to Watch the Free Replay! Minimalist Mega and Micro Episode 3 — Why Does a Micro Church Movement Need a Central Connectivity Beyond Individual Identity? The idea of Micro Church or House Church for many involves individuality, rather than connectivity to a greater whole. Yet, individuality often hinders multiplication, potency, …

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Book Tour Podcast: Faith Driven Entrepreneur

The work you do today—the company you’ve built, the employees you work with, the customers you serve, the shareholders you report to, all of it—serves as an active part of what God wants to accomplish on earth. You are not alone in this journey. Join other faith-driven entrepreneurs as, together, we identify the values, habits, …

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Cracking the Code of 21st Century Ministry Episode 7 – Recalibrate the Timeline

In the last decades of the 20th century, many churches moved to the suburbs. That was great.That’s where the souls were. But more and more, people are moving back into the cities. And the culture-shaping “urban mindset” — which is often post-Christian and even pre-Christian — is spreading everywhere. In this webinar, Steve Pike, Jason …

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Book Tour Podcast – Planting a Church Without Losing Your Soul

What does it take to be a church planter or other ministry entrepreneur? Most leaders start out with passion, a sense of calling, and a focus on building ministry skills. Such things might get some results, but they are not enough to sustain a healthy ministry―or a healthy life. Beyond the vocational capacities every church …

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Mobilizing Missional Disciples — Repentance: The catalyst for individual formation and community transformation

Mobilizing Missional Disciples Repentance: The catalyst for individual formation (discipleship) and community transformation (mission) — Featured Guests: CANDACE LEWIS — President-Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary JAIME JIMENEZ — Pastor of Mission and Mercy at Christ the King Presbyterian Church Hosts: RYAN HAIRSTON — National Director of Forge America BETH WOLFF — Pastor at Clarksburg Church …

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Minimalist Mega and Micro Episode 1 – What Makes a House Church a Church?

What is the difference between a small group and a house church? And what is the difference between a small group leader and a house church pastor? Some people simply adjust nomenclature, and accomplish no real change at all. Both consist of smaller groups of people, who have leaders. But, the distinctions create significant differences. …

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Cracking the Code of 21st Century Ministry Episode 6 – Redeem Architecture

It’s time to get creative with space! A building can be more than a place for weekly services. Your location can generate revenue and create community connection & transformation. In fact, you may not even need a physical space. If the pandemic taught us anything about faith communities, it proved “church” is not limited to …

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Church Planting Nuts & Bolts Episode 11 – Church Plant Marketing

If you want to reach your community, then one of the first steps is making sure that your neighbors know you exist. Raising awareness through marketing will help ensure that you won’t wind up being your neighborhood’s best kept secret. In this webinar, Sean Cronin and Patrick Bradley will sit down with Chris Pasik, lead …

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Frontlines Episode 29 – Finding Rest as a Pastor

With so many responsibilities and distractions vying for our attention, too many of us have built unhealthy cycles of rest. As a result, we burn ourselves out, striving and straining against God’s intent for our lives. We can only sustain a life of purpose if we learn to truly rest. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/June_30_2pm_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window …

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Book Tour: Building a Multiethnic Church: A Theology for Reconciliation

America has become a beautiful mosaic filled with many colors and ethnicities—but does your church reflect this change? Are you longing to be a cross-cultural leader who can guide the church into a multicolored world for the sake of the gospel? If so, Building a Multiethnic Church will give you the tools to embrace an invigorated community …

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Podcast: Funding Your Mission in 2021

What are the “New Frontiers in Nonprofit Fundraising” that Christ-centered ministries and churches are pressing into as they navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing landscape that has resulted? Which ideas and strategies to fund the mission are gaining the most traction in these new frontiers? In this informative webinar, Warren Bird and Chris Willard …

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Recalibrate: Forgotten paradigms at the heart of the future church

Register or Log in Below to Watch the Free Replay! Mobilizing Missional Disciples Episode 2 — Recalibrate: Forgotten paradigms at the heart of the future church How do we navigate the many challenges we face in order to be the missional church God has called us to be. Unfortunately, the answers presented are often quick …

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On Leadership Episode 7 – The Most Fundamental Component of Leadership: PASSION

What made Jesus’ teachings different from those of the Pharisees? Authority. Passion. Conviction. “To be the Leader, you do not have to be the most brilliant. You do have to be the most passionate.” https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/June_17_2pm_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Church Planting Nuts & Bolts Episode 10 – How to Utilize Digital Technology to Reach People

Digital ministry has opened up a wide range of possibilities for church leaders to reach new people and engage those already involved in their church. However, it has also added an unexpected layer of complexity that can make leveraging technology difficult. In this practical webinar, Joel Pazmino will interview Jeff Reed, director of digital church …

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Podcast: Building a Multiethnic Church: Best Practices

America has become a beautiful mosaic filled with many colors and ethnicities—but does your church reflect this change? Are you longing to be a cross-cultural leader who can guide the church into a multicolored world for the sake of the gospel? If so, Building a Multiethnic Church will give you the tools to embrace an invigorated community …

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Cracking the Code of 21st Century Ministry Episode 5 – Reclaim the Ecosystem

Every church faces isolation. Whether you’re a startup, or you’ve been around for decades, it’s easy to silo yourself and miss out on what’s around you. Yes, the good news message is the gift you offer your community. But did you know your community has a gift to offer you? Here’s what you might be …

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Podcast: 6 Proven Tips for Keeping Remote Team Members

Join Krisha Buehler, Vice President of Human Resources at Belay, and Obe Arellano, Director of Exponential Español, for a conversation on keeping remote team members accountable. Many organizations are moving towards decentralized structures that allow employees to work from home or other places outside of a central office. While that can increase job satisfaction and …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 23 – Becoming a Multiplying Church

Most of us know that we need to plant more churches to reach new people. However, when it comes to actually sending out church planters from our churches, there are inevitably a list of reasons why multiplying should wait until later. Those unresolved tensions keep us from expanding the kingdom to our fullest capacity. In …

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Repentance: The catalyst for individual formation (discipleship) and community transformation (mission)

Tuesday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. ET Mobilizing Missional Disciples Episode 1 — Repentance: The catalyst for individual formation (discipleship) and community transformation (mission) Joining God in the renewal of our cities will require, more than ever, that followers of Jesus live as missional disciples in the spaces they live, work, and play. This past …

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Leading Your Team Well Episode 5 – Leading Multiple Generations of Staff

Generational differences range from small and insignificant to suprisingly drastic, especially when it comes to the workplace. Older generations value different environments and cultures in their jobs than younger generations. This presents a challenge to any church leader faced with a staff that is made up of more than one generation. It’s not always immediately …

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Cracking the Code of 21st Century Ministry Episode 4 – Rethink Team Building

Here’s the one question you need to consider when choosing a potential team member: Is this person on mission with Jesus? Fill your team with disciple-makers on a mission to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10.) In this episode, we’re interviewing Dr. David Docusen. He and his family have successfully built a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 22 – The Need for Urban Church Planting

Urban environments present unique challenges to church planters, both from a financial and a cultural perspective, which causes some to be hesitant to plant in the middle of a city. However, with increasing populations, the need for urban church planting has never been greater. In this episode, Ralph and Myron will sit down with veteran …

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Leading Your Team Well Episode 4 – What is Appropriate Mental Health Support for Staff?

Mental health is an important but sensitive topic for churches and church staff teams. If you’re leading a staff, you’ll need to think through what kind of support you will offer your staff team in this area – insurance, paid counseling services, spousal support, sabbaticals, leaves-of-absence. And in the midst of all of this, at …

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Cracking the Code of 21st Century Ministry Episode 3 – Reinvent Funding

We’re currently seeing massive changes in the ways churches fund themselves. Traditional fundraising methods such as opening up your doors then asking new disciples to give 10% — are ineffective when you’re winning people who have never attended church before. But there’s hope! Scott Woller started a self-funded and self-sustaining church network that’s thriving over …

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Book Tour Podcast – Disciple Making is the Core Mission of the Church

The early church did not approach church the way most Western churches do today. If they had, the church would not still be around today. Many churches today are producing church attenders, but Jesus called us to produce—and reproduce—disciple makers. In Disciple Making, Harrington and Sager make the scriptural case for disciple making as the church’s …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 21 – Microchurch Essentials

Microchurch has quickly become a hot topic in church planting, but approaches to this innovative method vary greatly. In this webinar, Ralph Moore and Norman Nakanishi will interview microchurch leader Parker Green on the fundamentals of microchurch. They will seek to clarify the confusion of what microchurches are and how they can benefit the kingdom. …

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Church Planting Nuts & Bolts Episode 8 – Sacred Spaces

Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings, and then our buildings shape us.” How do you find a meeting space that will accommodate your vision and fit in your budget? That’s what we’ll be discussing on this week’s webinar. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/May_20_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Go Beyond Episode 3 – Go Beyond Communicating Our Vision

More than ever, it is time for you to communicate a clear and compelling vision to inspire broad church participation into an unknown future. What if we told you there is already a ready-made and time-proven vision for your church that will inspire participation and creativity well beyond your current membership? All you need is …

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Cracking the Code of 21st Century Ministry Episode 2 – Reimagine Discipleship

Pop Quiz: Discipleship is a __(fill in the blank)_, NOT a program. Disciple-making is a lifestyle. You need a practical approach, not just theory. Join us as we interview Ray Hudson, Lead Pastor of City Center Church in Berkley, CA. Ray is an innovative church planter who will share his very recent experience and success with …

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Elevating Generosity Episode 3 – The Role of the Senior Pastor

The senior pastor plays a critically important role in elevating generosity and stewardship. In this free webinar, Chris Willard and Greg Morris of Elevate Group interview Brian Tome – founder of Crossroads Church – on what senior pastors can do to encourage generosity in their churches. Together, they’ll give some practical advice and answer your …

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Book Tour Podcast – Find Your Leadership Voice

The amount of time and energy leaders, especially female leaders, spend wondering, second- guessing, and evaluating themselves is shocking. If we could harness even half that time and effort toward actually leading and moving our work and life forward, we would all be healthier, happier, and much more fruitful. In this webinar, Kadi Cole will …

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Raising Up Robust Kingdom Workers

Kurt and Eric will talk about the opportunity to empower laypeople, to become mature Christ-followers, to equip God’s people for works of service, and to fulfill the Great Commission. Kurt and Eric have been doing ministry together for 20 years. They are the co-authors of two curricula for training disciple-makers and lay leaders (Thoroughly Equipped …

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Church Planting Nuts & Bolts Episode 7 – How to Raise Money for a Church Plant

Rarely do church planters sign up to start a church because of the fundraising opportunities. Nobody likes asking people for money to support a church that doesn’t even exist yet, but for most church planters fundraising is a necessity. So how do you do it? How do you develop financial partners to fund the vision …

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Frontlines Episode 28 – Cross-Cultural Engagement

Cultural identities and cross-cultural engagement are not things that anyone can choose to ignore anymore, least of all Christians. Many of us want to have diverse friends and are passionate about justice. But if we are serious about cross-cultural relationships–real relationships that lead to understanding, healing and solidarity across cultural lines–we need to be willing …

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Book Tour Podcast: Positively Irritating

The Western church finds itself in the midst of a seismic cultural shift, as secular paradigms threaten to remove any spiritual explanation for life, and Christianity is often viewed with skepticism and cynicism. Rather than perceiving these ongoing challenges as irritants to expel, it’s time to see them as opportunities to embrace, so that we …

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Leading Your Team Well Episode 2 – Transitioning Staff Well

Whether by your choice or theirs, staff transitions are in your future. William & Kadi will discuss the key principles to healthy transitions and how to build a succession ready culture. The already rapid rate of changing dynamics in church structure and operations is accelerating after 2020, in part due to the dramatic shifts brought …

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Cracking the Code Episode 1 – Rediscover Church

In the last decades of the 20th century, many churches moved to the suburbs. That was great. That’s where the souls were. But more and more, people are moving back into the cities. And the culture-shaping “urban mindset” — which is often post-Christian and even pre-Christian — is spreading everywhere. Everything is changing. Are you …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 20 – Church Planting and the Next Generation

In this episode, Ralph & Myron will interview Ed Kang, senior pastor of Gracepoint Church and veteran church planting leader. Together, they’ll talk about the next generation of church planters that Pastor Ed is helping to raise up from strategy to tools, and everything in between. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/April_27_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Church Planting Nuts & Bolts Episode 6 – Vision Planning

The church in North America is on the precipice of another monumental shift. If churches don’t adapt their ministry efforts in both paradigm and practice, churches will continue to decrease in influence. Too many churches are attempting to move into the future employing antiquated strategies and paradigms leading to ineffective ministry. The good news is …

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Frontlines Episode 27 – How to Lead in the Face of Injustice

Headlines in every part of the country have been filled with instances of injustice with no end in sight. As church leaders, our job is not to stand back and watch, but to bring God’s love and truth into the middle of these situations. In this webinar, Peyton Jones and Daniel Yang will interview Myron …

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Leading Your Team Well Episode 1 – What Will Stay and What Will Go Away?

The already rapid rate of changing dynamics in church structure and operations is accelerating after 2020, in part due to the dramatic shifts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, leaders are needing to innovate and reimagine what church multiplication looks like moving forward. This brand new webinar series, Leading Your Team Well, is …

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Elevating Generosity and Stewardship Episode 1 – Equipping the Next Generation

As leaders, it is our responsibility to call people to a higher level of engagement and commitment. Part of that calling should result in a greater level of financial resources to accomplish the mission that God has put before us. Generosity and stewardship are fundamental to discipleship, so pastors need a plan to develop all …

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Book Tour Podcast – Healthy Rhythms for Leaders

We are living in challenging and uncertain times in which leaders need support and encouragement to help them learn to navigate the world we are in. Leaders too often focus on external things to the neglect of their own souls. In this webinar, Exponential COO Jason Stewart will interview Dr. Bevins and Dr. Dunwoody about the key issues in their new …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 19 – Innovations in Church Multiplication

In this episode, hear from Ralph Moore and Aaron Suzuki, who planted Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay in 1983. Since then, 2400 Hope Chapel churches have become a large collaboration of boutique congregations rather than a centrally controlled franchise operation–think movement instead of network. The “secret sauce” that flows through the Hope Chapel movement is a …

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Podcast – Church Multiplication in the 21st Century

The church needs leaders who are formed in its multiplicative origins, as well as adaptability and innovation for the 21st-century. The equipping of disciple-makers and multipliers, empowered afresh by the Holy Spirit, is precisely what is needed in order to reach our post-Christian cultural context. In this webinar, Larry and Ed, will unpack 9 “scorecard” …

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Church Planting Nuts & Bolts Episode 5 – Church Plant Community Engagement

What is your church known for in the community? If you haven’t planted yet, what do you want it to be known for? Having that vision is great, but how do you establish that positive reputation in the community? How do you keep from being your neighborhood’s best kept secret? In this episode Stanley and Dr. …

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Book Tour – Emotionally Healthy Discipleship

Churches are stuck in a culture of shallow discipleship that severely undermines the impact of their ministry. Many churches invest endless time and resources into discipleship, yet these efforts often do not produce deeply transformed disciples. Why? In Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, bestselling author Pete Scazzero combines three decades of wisdom and hard lessons learned to reverse this crisis …

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The Starfish and the Spirit Episode 3 – Multiplying Disciples

The Starfish and the Spirit is about creating a culture where church leaders view themselves as curators of a community on mission, not the source of certainty for every question and project. It is about creating a team of humble leaders “in the middle” of the church, not at the top–leaders who naturally reproduce multiple generations …

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Nuts & Bolts of Church Planting Episode 4 – Building a Launch Team

One of the most challenging tasks every church planters face is building a launch team, especially if they aren’t being sent out with people from a mother church. In this episode Michael Bartlett, from Collective Church in Frederick, MD, shares how they develop a launch team from scratch. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/March_25_11am_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

On Leadership Episode 5 – 7 Essentials for Healthy Systems

Can we see church as an integration of systems and processes just as the physical body is? What is a “System” What is a “Process?” How do systems and processes interrelate? What is the importance of healthy systems and why they are vital in leading the post-COVID church? In this episode, Shawn Lovejoy and Todd Wilson will discuss the …

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Frontlines Episode 26 – The Next Generation of Latino-American Church Planters

Join David Rosa, Jr., for a conversation about multiplying the next generation of Latino-American church leaders. Rosa will discuss questions such as: What about the Latino Christian tradition is shaping the American Church? What are the struggles of Latino-Americans in evangelical spaces? Do you think the mainstream of evangelicalism is taking serious enough the arrival …

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Book Tour – How to Revive Evangelism

In a post-Christian, post-modern, post-truth society where Jesus followers aren’t often well regarded, modern evangelism approaches are eroding and increasingly ineffective. Christians often talk more than we listen, confront when we should converse, and demand that people believe before they belong. We need a compelling way to share our faith that combines the timeless practices …

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The Starfish and the Spirit Episode 2 – Multiplying Leaders

Join authors Alan Hirsch, Rob Wegner, and Lance Ford, along with expert practitioners Linda Bergquist and Keri Ladouceur as they discuss the new book The Starfish and the Spirit. Together, they’ll discuss three characteristics of starfish organizations: The light-load leader Organic systems Self-management https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/March_22_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

On Leadership Episode 4 – Overcoming Unhealthy Tensions

This season has been demotivating and exhausting. Depression, anxiety and discontentment are said to be at all-time highs for church leaders. So, we “get” where you are. Nevertheless, opposition always carries seeds of opportunity. Perhaps the most strategic opportunity resulting from COVID requires that we pause and reflect deeply on our current ministry and personal …

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Future Characteristics of the Church Episode 6 – A Different Future

From Dorothy Day’s Catholic mission in the Great Depression to the emergent church movement in the early 2000’s, the mission of the church in a community has been an interesting conversation. This has often taken the form of ‘community outreach’ and been a luxury by-line of a church budget. Sometimes these various church programs can …

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Frontlines Episode 25 – The State of Religion and Young People

The inner and outer lives of Gen Z are complex. The world today is complicated. The way young people form bonds and make meaning is changing. Join Daniel Yang and Peyton Jones as they interview Josh Packard of Springtide Research Institute on new data about the religious lives of the Church’s next generation. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/March_17_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Practical Multiplication Episode 18 – Vision: 5 Paradigm Shifts

In this episode, Ralph and Myron will interview church planting leaders Drew Hyun and Janet McMahon on 5 Paradigm Shifts for Multiplication. Together, they’ll discuss how to release others for multiplication, shifting your operating system, the importance of creating opportunities for ever disciple to become a missionary, and more. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/March_23_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | …

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Made for More Episode 7 – From More Strategy to More Surrender

The people of God have already been sent and strategically placed by Jesus. And for many, those places are outside the walls of your church building. Join us for Episode 7 featuring special guest Danielle Strickland with co-hosts Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps! https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/March_30_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Made for More Episode 6: From More Programs to More Mission Fields

When you begin to surrender our strategies and our belief that you’re building the church while others help by filling the spots you’ve predetermined, you begin to wage the war Christ has called us to fight. Join us for Episode 6 featuring special guest Myron Pierce with co-hosts Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps! https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/March_16_2pm-FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: …

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Starfish and the Spirit Episode 1

Leveraging the metaphor Ori Brafman popularized in his NYT best-selling book, The Starfish and the Spider, Rob Wegner, Lance Ford, and Alan Hirsch show why the distributed structures of starfish organizations are uniquely fit to the church. They can function without a rigid central authority, and their regenerative abilities make them nimbler in reacting to external …

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Healthy Rhythms Episode 5: Overcoming Burnout

Sooner or later, it seems like all ministry leaders hit a point where they can’t go any further. Maybe you’re at that point. Maybe you’re close. Wherever you are, you need practical steps and healthy rhythms to propel you back into a place where you’re leading from an overflow instead of scraping the bottom of …

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Nuts & Bolts of Church Planting Episode 3: How to Cast Vision

Church planters often lack funds, people, time, but one thing they are rarely short on is vision. In the words of Andy Stanley they have a clear mental picture of what could be and what should be. While church planters rarely lack vision, they often struggle to infect others around them with that vision, so …

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Future Characteristics of the Church Episode 5: A Different Fidelity

“Future church planters that persuasively bring the gospel into secularity will move beyond the arrogance of theological posturing toward the humility of simple belief,” writes Jeff Christopherson. “In the new religious economy brought about through secularity, few are asking the question, “What is truth?” Increasingly, the deep question within people’s hearts is, “What will make my …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 17: Go, Love, Together

What is missing from many of our efforts and strategies? Doing it Together! We are all very familiar with the Great Commission and the challenge to “Go.” There has been much taught on the Great Commandment and the need to go with “Love.” But it is the last part of Jesus’ mission – which was …

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Frontlines Episode 24 – Two Leadership Essentials for this Season: Grief and Lament

Join Daniel Yang & Jessie Cruickshank as they interview Aubrey Sampson on how to find hope in the midst of suffering. Summary from The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament, by Aubrey Sampson: When you’re in the midst of suffering, you want answers for the unanswerable, resolutions to the unresolvable. You want to tie up …

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Made for More Episode 5 – From More Hierarchy to More Missionaries

Join us for Episode 5 featuring special guests Alan Hirsch and Rich Robinson with co-hosts Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps! Jesus has provided the organization to unleash more—found in the five-fold gifting of APEST (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, teachers). We need to help people see the Church as Jesus does. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/March_2_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Podcast: Digital Support for Micro Churches

Discipleship isn’t a database. But digital support is essential to accomplishing your discipleship objectives. In this webinar, will look at why and how to use a single source of people data to support everything from outreach to stewardship to leadership development. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/March_1_2pm-FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Podcast: Shift: The Path to Level 5 Multiplication

Shift is a treasure trove of contrarian yet biblical approaches to ministry that will help you rewire your approach on doing church. These pages are beyond challenging—giving you tried-and-true, practical ways of implementing specific shifts to your ministry focus. If you are tired and frustrated with living the status quo, this book is for you. …

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Podcast: Church Facilities in a Post-COVID World

As an architecture firm that works almost exclusively with churches and Christian schools, we (Building God’s Way) would be less than honest if we did not confess to allowing our collective joy to slip away every now and again during the roller coaster ride of 2020. With 129 faith-based projects currently in active design or …

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On Leadership Episode 3 – Training Your Team to Think Decision Making

In this webinar, Exponential CEO Todd Wilson and Courage to Lead CEO Shawn Lovejoy will interview Andy Stanley about training your team to think decision making. The episode will feature Andy’s new book, Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets: 5 Questions to Help You Determine Your Next Move, and cover these five questions: The Integrity Question – Am I being honest with myself… …

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Frontlines Episode 23 – Maintaining Emotional Health During Crisis

At some level, we know we need to be emotionally healthy to lead and plant a church. We know that’s something we can’t compromise on. But oftentimes, when a crisis hits, it’s this critical dimension of our health that takes the brunt of the blow. Join Daniel Yang and Peyton Jones as they interview Drew Hyun on how to maintain emotional …

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Made for More Episode 4 – From More Guilt to More Love

Join us for Episode 4 featuring special guest Shalom Liddick with co-hosts Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps! God’s love for us and in us is the only sufficient motivation for mobilizing others—not guilt. We’re called to motivate people to serve by helping them understand how loved they are in Christ. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/February_16_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Healthy Rhythms Episode 3 – Non-Anxious Leadership

Pastors today are as busy as ever. There are ministry initiatives to oversee, staff to lead, a pandemic to navigate, and Sunday still comes every week. Between busyness, the ability to be reached at any time with technology, and the pressure of leadership, it’s no surprise that church leaders can be some of the most anxious …

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Future Characteristics of the Church Episode 3

It’s hard to imagine a future in North America where the gospel is accessible to every man, woman, boy and girl through the missional means that we are currently deploy. If a New Testament-like movemental model is to be experienced, it will require a New Testament-like mission force. And that mission force isn’t the one …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 15 – Culture of Multiplication

Every church — regardless of your context or phase (pre-launch, launch or post-launch) — is creating a culture. In this webinar, Ralph Moore and Myron Pierce work through a thorough explanation of how culture is created and what is needed to create a multiplication culture. They will interview Derwin Gray on what Scripture says about God’s command to multiply and out …

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Frontlines Episode 22 – Engaging Society Through Micro Churches

Join us for Episode 22 with co-host Peyton Jones and special guests Brianna & Tomy Wilkerson. In order to reach every crack and cranny of society, our missional models must be small enough to fit into those spaces. But what does that look like? In this episode, Peyton Jones will sit down with Brianna and Tomy Wilkerson of …

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Made for More Episode 3 – From More Volunteers to More Masterpieces

Join us for Episode 3 featuring special guest Brian Sanders with co-hosts Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps! Every disciple is a unique, handcrafted-by-God vessel for expressing the fullness of Jesus. As leaders, we have a responsibility to lead our church to help every disciple investigate their personal calling that mobilizes them for a one-of-a-kind mission for more. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/February_2_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in …

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Healthy Rhythms for Thriving Leaders Episode 2 – Avoiding Burnout in Challenging Times

This webinar series is hosted by Winfield Bevins and Keri Ladouceur. In the second episode, they will interview Jud Wilhite, Senior Pastor of Central Church. Leaders run out of perspective long before we run out of runway. Join us for the next episode of healthy rhythms for thriving leaders as we unpack Avoiding Burnout in Challenging Times. We will be joined …

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Future Characteristics of the Church Episode 2 – A Different Family Tree

This webinar series, hosted by Jeff Christopherson and Jessie Cruickshank, is designed to lean into the future and shed light on what church planting looks like in 2021 and beyond. What paradigm shifts and best practices do we need to come to grips with to advance God’s Kingdom around the corner? In this episode, hear from special guests Ed …

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Frontlines Episode 21 – Planting a Church Without Losing Your Soul

Church planting is not for the faint of heart. The process is more challenging and trying than many leaders are prepared for, and it’s easy to wind up burnt out or bitter. That’s why veteran church planters Peyton Jones and Daniel Yang are sitting down with Dr. Tim Morey, founder of Life Covenant Church in Torrance, California. Together, they’ll talk …

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Made for More Episode 2 – From More Effort to More Jesus

Join us for Episode 2 featuring special guest Jeff Vanderstelt with co-hosts Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps! Jesus has appointed His Church to express His fullness into every sphere of society. This is our foundation for mobilizing people—equipping every disciple to grow in the Lordship of Jesus and in their ability to share the gospel where they live, work, study …

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Healthy Rhythms Episode 1

This webinar series is hosted by Winfield Bevins and Keri Ladouceur. In the first episode, they will interview Mindy Caliguire, co-founder of Soul Care. Together, they’ll unpack what caring for your soul looks like, why it’s important, and give some practical advice to ensure you don’t overlook this critical area in your life. If you want to embrace and engage …

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Future Characteristics of the Church Episode 1 – A Different Frame

The last 10 months have revealed much. It seems that when the local church becomes our goal, it becomes an idolatrous and powerless thing. But what happens to the people of God when the Kingdom is first, and the local church becomes an agency for the King’s work? We are always called to seek first …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 13 – Becoming a Level 5 Church

Join Ralph Moore and Myron Pierce as they visit the framework for becoming a level 5 church. In addition, they will identify what keeps people from becoming a level 5 church — and what you can do about it. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/January_12_FINAL-ID3_Tag_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Frontlines Episode 20 – What Can Churches Expect in 2021?

It goes without saying that 2021 will be different for church leaders than 2020 was — but what exactly those differences are may be hard to see. Through their ongoing work with hundreds of diverse churches across the country, Peyton and Daniel have a unique insight on where the future may lie. During this episode …

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Made for More Episode 1 – 6 Shifts for Mobilization

Join us for Episode 1 with co-hosts Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps! To see Kingdom multiplication occur in North America, we must see cultures in our church where every believer can live out their unique calling. This requires six essential shifts taken from the book of Ephesians. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/January_5_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Frontlines Episode 19 – Overcoming the Challenges of Launching a Church

Join us for Episode 19 with host Peyton Jones as he interviews Nathan Camp, CEO of StartCHURCH. Nathan will discuss topics such as: If I am a church planter, what steps do I need to take to establish my legal foundation? Can I be ordained through the church I start? What does a balanced board mean? Can …

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Divided No More Episode 5 – Whiteness Has Its Advantages

In this episode, Miles McPherson begins in a talk from Exponential’s Divided No More Resource Kit. Then, co-hosts Peyton Jones and Santes Beatty engage in discussion on topics such as: How has race operated to define or shape your life or your circle (community, congregation, etc.) What steps can we take to become more aware of our …

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What’s Next in Church Multiplication Episode 3

Join us for Episode 3 of a new limited series, Networks Conversations, hosted by Bill Couchenour. Three national network leaders will look at lessons learned in 2020 and discuss what the future may look like in 2021 and beyond. Watch Episode 1 Here, featuring JD Pearring, Dan Grider, and Dave Robinson. Watch Episode 2 Here, featuring Noel Heikkinen, …

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Frontlines Episode 18 – Serving Your Tech Team

Join us for Episode 18 with host Peyton Jones as he interviews Casii Stephan & Dan Willard of EasyWorship. They will walk through strategies to help build a good tech team: Prayer time Weekly meetings Communication Fundraising for better Resources Resources to buy to help equip your tech team in the best possible way The Frontlines program …

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What’s Next in Church Multiplication Episode 2

Join us for Episode 2 of a new limited series, Networks Conversations, hosted by Bill Couchenour. Three national network leaders will look at lessons learned in 2020 and discuss what the future may look like in 2021 and beyond. Watch Episode 1 here, featuring JD Pearring, Dan Grider, and Dave Robinson. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/December_9_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window …

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Frontlines Episode 17 – Launching Your 501(c)3 Church or Ministry

Join us for Episode 17 with host Peyton Jones as he interviews the InstantNonprofit team about Launching your 501c3 Church or Ministry. Is your ministry or church in the works, but not yet incorporated as a distinct legal entity with 501c3 tax-exempt status? We’ll cover important questions about the best timing to make the “big leap” to …

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Divided No More Episode 4 – Leading While Bleeding

This episode features a presentation from Naeem Fazal from Exponential’s Divided No More Resource Kit. Following Naeem’s talk, he takes part in a live discussion and Q&A with host Jason Dukes. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/December_3_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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What’s Next in Church Multiplication Episode 1

Join us for Episode 1 of a new limited series, Networks Conversations, hosted by Bill Couchenour. Three national network leaders will look at lessons learned in 2020 and discuss what the future may look like in 2021 and beyond. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/December_2_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Frontlines Episode 16 – The #1 Missing Ingredient In Leadership

It’s a simple word, really. Yet, it’s also the thing missing most often in leaders, teams and churches. What is it? Accountability. Most pastors don’t need another podcast, another book or another training…they need accountability. Strategies and systems work when we are accountable to another person to execute them. In this webinar Shawn introduces you to …

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Frontlines Episode 15 – The Future of Innovative Church Planting Part 2

Join us for Episode 15 with host Peyton Jones for Part 2 of the feature presentation and live discussion with Carey Nieuwhof and Todd Wilson. Todd and Carey will address questions about: The future of church growth Why trying to get people back into buildings might be an old church planting strategy The future of innovative church planting Plus, Todd talks in-depth …

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Divided No More Episode 3 – Laying Down Our Privilege

This episode features a talk by Dimetra Barrios from Exponential’s Divided No More Resource Kit. Then, co-hosts Jason Dukes and Santes Beatty host a conversation and take Q&A. In the video, Dimetra talks about how we build our churches as castles. How does understanding privilege help us refocus on building God’s kingdom instead of our own castles? Why is it …

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Frontlines Episode 14 – The Future of Innovative Church Planting Part 1

Join us for Episode 14 with co-hosts Peyton Jones and Daniel Yang as they show and then discuss a feature presentation from Carey Nieuwhof and Todd Wilson. Todd and Carey will address questions about: The future of church growth Why trying to get people back into buildings might be an old church planting strategy The future of innovative church planting Plus, Todd …

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Divided No More Episode 2 – Unity is Not Uniformity

This episode begins with a talk featuring Kenji Adachi from Exponential’s Divided No More Resource Kit. Then, co-hosts Jason Dukes and Santes Beatty host conversation and take Q&A, covering questions such as: Unity is not uniformity – why is that important to remember? How does the Trinity provide an example of unity for us? Unity …

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Frontlines Episode 13 – Leadership Development and Support Raising

Leadership Development through church planting faces tough decisions every day. Church planters often find, financial insecurity, market volatility, and the simple question of “how can we fund this next needed leader,” as barriers to the mission. This causes leadership development to slow down and the missional movement we desire seemingly stall. What if these tough …

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Divided No More Episode 1 – I Wish

In this episode, Jason Dukes and Darryl Scarbrough cover questions such as: How is it that some churches are multiethnic but not multicultural? How can we endeavor to lead multicultural churches? What are some common mistakes you see white leaders making when they try to engage in race conversations? What are some of the hardest …

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Frontlines Episode 12 – New Church Merger Research

Join us for Episode 12 with host Daniel Yang as he interviews Warren Bird, leading researcher of megachurch trends and author or co-author of 33 books for ministry leaders on topics from healthy mergers to serial church planting, and Jim Tomberlin, multisite and merger strategist. In this webinar, Warren and Jim will discuss church mergers and answer your questions live. …

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Candid Conversations Episode 13 – Diversity Principles for Multiplication

This webinar will feature the three show’s co-hosts discussing the principles of diversity covered in the past 12 episode of the Candid Conversations show. You will have the opportunity to submit your questions to the hosts during our live, interactive conversation. View the previous episodes of Candid Conversations here: Unity: What It Is and Is …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 12 – Friendship and Race

In Episode 12, Ralph and Myron will interview Jimi Calhoun, lead pastor of Bridging Austin and former world class bassist who performed with several popular acts in the 1970s such as Creation, Dr. John, Rare Earth, Parliament-Funkedelic, Brian Auger, Clifford Coulter, Mel Brown, and Buddy Miles and many others. Jimi will bring a very balanced perspective …

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Frontlines Episode 11 – The New Megachurch Study Findings

Join us for Episode 11 with co-hosts Peyton Jones and Daniel Yang as they interview Warren Bird, leading researcher of megachurch trends and author or co-author of 33 books for ministry leaders on topics from healthy mergers to serial church planting. This webinar is a preview of a 50-page online report to be co-released soon by the Evangelical Council for Financial …

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Candid Conversations Episode 12 – Culture Quotient

This podcast features special guest Mark DeYmaz on the topic of Culture Quotient. Mark and the host, Peyton Jones, discuss what a CQ is and why it’s important for a church to pay attention to. They also give some practical steps that church leaders can take to improve their CQ and advance the Gospel. https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/ins.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/October_22_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 11 – The World-Changing Multiplication Game

What if every church took seriously the biblical call to multiply? How would that change our churches, communities, cities and world? In Episode 11, Ralph and Myron interview Surekha Hulugalle, National Leader of Foursquare Church GB. “Ministry is messy,” says Ralph Moore, “But God works despite difficulties!” This show highlights Exponential’s core church multiplication frameworks with …

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Frontlines Episode 10 – Pain in Ministry

The Frontlines program seeks to encourage and equip pastors and planters to better understand and navigate the current and future trends in church ministry. Hosted by veteran church multiplication leaders, each episode invites thought leaders and advanced practitioners in ministry to inform and inspire pastors and planters as they continue in day-to-day ministry. The uncertainty, stress, …

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Candid Conversations Episode 11 – Winning

This podcast features special guest Dr. Drew Hart. Drew has three focuses that he believes are essential hallmarks of “winning” in the struggle against white supremacy in America: Radical Discipleship:Radical discipleship to Jesus refuses to distort and domesticate his life, teachings, death, and resurrection. It accepts the call to deny oneself, follow him, and accept …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 10 – Together

In Episode 10, Ralph and Myron interview Keri Ladouceur, founder of New Ground Network and multiplication pastor at Vineyard Christian Church. This show highlights Exponential’s core church multiplication frameworks with a focus on the everyday, practical nature of how the concepts can help pastors and church planters make disciples and multiply churches. This weekly show …

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Frontlines Episode 9 – Starting a Network of Microchurches

This free webinar originally aired on Monday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET, with co-hosts Peyton Jones and Daniel Yang as they interviewed Brian Sanders, founder and Executive Director of the Underground Network. The Frontlines program seeks to encourage and equip pastors and planters to better understand and navigate the current and future trends in church ministry. Hosted by veteran church …

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Candid Conversations Episode 10 – Reconciliation

This webinar features special guest Dr. MelindaJoy Mingo and originally aired on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET. “When we are willing to learn what dignity, honor, and respect look like in different cultures, we not only positively affect diverse people and their communities, but we allow Jesus to work in our hearts as …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 9 – The Math of Multiplication

In Episode 9, Ralph and Myron will interview Todd Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO of Exponential. This show highlights Exponential’s core church multiplication frameworks with a focus on the everyday, practical nature of how the concepts can help pastors and church planters make disciples and multiply churches. This weekly show brings Exponential’s frameworks to life through …

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Frontlines Episode 8 – Business as Mission

Join us for Episode 8 with co-hosts Peyton Jones and Daniel Yang as they interview Dai Hankey, preacher, church-planting pastor, and passionate abolitionist. The Frontlines program seeks to encourage and equip pastors and planters to better understand and navigate the current and future trends in church ministry. Hosted by veteran church multiplication leaders, each episode invites thought leaders and advanced …

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Candid Conversations Episode 9 – Justice

This webinar will feature special guest Dhati Lewis, excerpted from an interview with the Biblical Recorder, followed by a conversation with Efrem Smith and Todd Wilson. Click here to watch the full interview with Dhati. “Being an advocate doesn’t mean you have to engage in conflict perfectly, and it doesn’t mean reconciliation always takes place,” writes …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 8 – Multiplying Microchurches

In Episode 8, Ralph and Myron interview Jason Shepperd, founding and Lead Pastor of Church Project in The Woodlands, Texas. “Church Project began with a mission to rethink church and return to the essence of leading, gathering and living the way Christ and the early church intended,” says Shepperd. “Our intent is to be unashamedly biblical, irreducibly simple, understandably relevant to all, and radically generous. We …

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Candid Conversations Episode 8 – Equity, Equality, and Our Disproportionate Society

This webinar featured special guest Léonce Crump and originally aired on Thursday, Sept. 24. “Fight [the atrocities] for your soul,” writes Crump, “But more so, to honor the God you say you love and follow.” https://media.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/p/content.blubrry.com/exponentialpodcast/Sept_24_FINAL_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Practical Multiplication Episode 7 – Creating a Culture of Mobilization

In Episode 6, Ralph and Myron will interview Rob Wegner, pastor, author, & speaker about how to mobilize God’s people, God’s way. Wegner will discuss how to create a culture of mobilization that equips people to reach every domain of society. This show highlights Exponential’s core church multiplication frameworks with a focus on the everyday, …

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Frontlines Episode 6 – Ministering in Urban Communities

The Frontlines program seeks to encourage and equip pastors and planters to better understand and navigate the current and future trends in church ministry. Hosted by veteran church multiplication leaders, each episode invites thought leaders and advanced practitioners in ministry to inform and inspire pastors and planters as they continue in day-to-day ministry. The uncertainty, stress, …

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Candid Conversation Episode 5 – Racism

This podcast features Derwin Gray discussing racism.   “The problem with language is that it changes over time. Today’s generation may not understand the title ‘racist’ quite the same as the generation before them, or even the generation of their grandparents.” Read more here.   Following the conversation with Derwin, you will have the opportunity to …

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Frontlines Episode 5 – Advancing the Church in a COVID-19 World

The Frontlines program seeks to encourage and equip pastors and planters to better understand and navigate the current and future trends in church ministry. Hosted by veteran church multiplication leaders, each episode invites thought leaders and advanced practitioners in ministry to inform and inspire pastors and planters as they continue in day-to-day ministry. The uncertainty, stress, …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 6 – DiscipleShift

In Episode 6, Ralph and Myron will interview Norman Nakanishi, Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church Pearlside in Pearl City, Hawaii. “If you are a disciple, you obviously love God, love people, love the Church, but there is more,” writes Ralph Moore. “What we call discipleship … requires sacrifice from both the disciple and the disciplemaker. …

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Candid Conversations Episode 7 – Privilege

This podcast features special guest Matt Chandler, lead pastor of teaching at The Village Church in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas. “Almost all my understanding of what made America great is because of efforts and the work ethic of people like me,” Chandler says in a video addressed to his congregation. Chandler, who is the …

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Frontlines Episode 4 – The Lies People Tell Church Planters

The Frontlines program seeks to encourage and equip pastors and planters to better understand and navigate the current and future trends in church ministry. Hosted by veteran church multiplication leaders, each episode invites thought leaders and advanced practitioners in ministry to inform and inspire pastors and planters as they continue in day-to-day ministry. The uncertainty, stress, …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 4 – Hero Maker

In Episode 4, Ralph and Myron will interview Chuck Barber and Andrew Slack about being a Hero Maker. “Cooperation with the Creator in supporting his masterpieces is pretty simple,” writes Ralph Moore. “You just recognize and bless sometimes under-developed abilities in the people you lead. Enshrine whatever is done to further the kingdom, no matter if it’s wonderful …

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Candid Conversations Episode 6 – Systemic Bias and Racism

This podcast features a special message from George Yancey, Professor of Sociology at the Baylor University, followed by a discussion between Efrem Smith and Peyton Jones about systemic bias and racism. “If we believe in justice on this Earth,” asks Professor Yancey, “And we have systems in place that make it difficult for people of …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 5: Culture of Multiplication

“We need to equip our people to have something that others want and then teach them the power of walking alongside,” writes Ralph Moore in a recent article. This show highlights Exponential’s core church multiplication frameworks with a focus on the everyday, practical nature of how the concepts can help pastors and church planters make …

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Candid Conversations Episode 4: Prejudice & Bias

“We serve a God who doesn’t give up on you,” says Albert Tate. “If you still have breath in your body, you still have purpose in your chest.” In this podcast, you will learn: To look at the prejudice and bias that all people experience To equip people to embrace for discussions of their own …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 3: Tensions

This show highlights Exponential’s core church multiplication frameworks with a focus on the everyday, practical nature of how the concepts can help pastors and church planters make disciples and multiply churches. The focus will be to introduce Exponential’s frameworks and bring them to life through conversation and story with Ralph Moore, Myron Pierce, and an …

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Frontlines Episode 3: Emotionally Healthy Multiplication

The Frontlines program seeks to encourage and equip pastors and planters to better understand and navigate the current and future trends in church ministry. Hosted by veteran church multiplication leaders, each episode invites thought leaders and advanced practitioners in ministry to inform and inspire pastors and planters as they continue in day-to-day ministry. The uncertainty, stress, …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 1: Becoming 5

This show highlights Exponential’s core church multiplication frameworks with a focus on the everyday, practical nature of how the concepts can help pastors and church planters make disciples and multiply churches. The focus will be to introduce Exponential’s frameworks and bring them to life through conversation and story with Ralph Moore, Myron Pierce, and an …

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Candid Conversations Episode 3: What People of Color Wish White Leaders Knew and Embraced

This webinar will aim to dig deeper into the varying perspectives that we have as people of different ethnicities to see what we can learn from each other. In particular, we ask the pointed question: What would people of color want white leaders to know, that they don’t know? Following the conversation with Bryan, you …

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Practical Multiplication Episode 2: 3 Dimension of Multiplication

This show highlights Exponential’s core church multiplication frameworks with a focus on the everyday, practical nature of how the concepts can help pastors and church planters make disciples and multiply churches. The focus will be to introduce Exponential’s frameworks and bring them to life through conversation and story with Ralph Moore, Myron Pierce, and an …

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Frontlines Episode 2: Starting Churches for Free

The Frontlines program seeks to encourage and equip pastors and planters to better understand and navigate the current and future trends in church ministry. Hosted by veteran church multiplication leaders, each episode invites thought leaders and advanced practitioners in ministry to inform and inspire pastors and planters as they continue in day-to-day ministry. The uncertainty, stress, …

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Biblically Speaking Episode 1: Ethnicity vs. Race Part 1

Spring of 2020 was a racially violent period in America, with African Americans being the primary victims of this violence. While there were a number of high-profile attacks on Black people, it was the killing of George Floyd that ignited an entirely new level of consciousness around the state of race in America. Conversations about …

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Candid Conversations Episode 2: Civil Conversations

Interpersonal communications experts tell us that the majority of what we communicate is not verbal. Nonverbal communication such as facial expressions, hand gestures, stance, and how we use our eyes can communicate far more than our words can. People can read us even when they can’t hear us. Don’t miss this important conversation as we …

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Candid Conversations Episode 1: Unity

We live in one of the most divisive and divided times in our nation’s history. We are increasingly polarized over a growing number of topics including race. People of color are increasingly frustrated while white leaders are increasingly confused and paralyzed with how to engage the conversation. Many remain silent for fear of saying the …

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FREE Webinar — UNITY: What it is and is not!

Home HUB Roundtables Resource Kit Account Logout Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest CANDID CONVERSATIONS — An Online, Interactive, Live Weekly Show on Racial Tensions Episode 1 — Unity: What it is and is not! with special guest Dr. John Perkins   Thursday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET …

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Webinar: Serving the Community During Covid-19

FREE WEBINAR SERVING THE COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19 with Jeff Vanderstelt and Grant Skeldon FREE Webinar with Jeff Vanderstelt | Register Below Serving the Community During COVID-19 Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. ET Join Jeff Vanderstelt, pastor of Doxa Church, and Grant Skeldon, founder of the Initiative Network, in a conversation on how to serve the …

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What do you think we can specifically do together that we can’t do alone?

What do you think we can specifically do together that we can’t do alone? Dave Ferguson said, “Changing the world is more than any of us can do – but it’s not more than all of us can do.” Listen to Ryan Kwon as he unpacks the tension multiplying leaders face between focusing on “here” …

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What do you think leaders should be more focused on: Growing or sending?

Years ago there was a beer commercial that presented whether it tasted great, or was less filling. The punch line came with the narrator stating that you don’t have to choose. Today’s question on the HUB is about the tension leaders feel between growing and sending. WATCH THIS TALK FROM J.D. GREEAR ON CHURCHES CAUGHT …

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What is your strategy for discipleship?

Pop quiz time! Discipleship is the essential method to develop: Level 5 Multiplication Leadership Pipeline Missional church culture Deploying people in their gifts None of the above All of the above We believe that discipleship making should be at the heart of your operating system in your church. Unless you’ve lived under a rock for …

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WHAT ARE THE TENSIONS THAT HOLD YOU BACK FROM MULTIPLICATION?

Spark introduced more than 15 different tensions that churches seeking to become multiplying churches will face. In this new book, we’ve grouped these tensions and distilled them down to three key ones all churches will face in moving to Level 5. These tensions include: Tension of Motives: “Here or There” This tension is rooted in …

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HOW ARE YOU PRACTICALLY MAKING DISCIPLES IN YOUR OWN LIFE?

We are not called to plant churches, but to make disciples. Ralph Moore once said, “If you plant churches, discipleship may or may not happen. Yet if you devote yourself to making disciples, churches will inevitably be planted.” Much of what the church growth movement teaches leaders to do isn’t found in the book of …

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May 27 – What is Wrong with the Majority of Churches?

We could probably spend all day unpacking that question, but let’s keep our answers focused on multiplication.  Does it shock you that 93% of churches don’t ever multiply?  What would it look like if 93% of humans never multiplied? What conclusions would you draw about the future of the human race? Becoming a Level Five …

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May 22 – WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE YOU PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN THAT ACCELERATES MULTIPLICATION?

If somebody asked you what the characteristics of a multiplying church were how, would you answer? Eventually the answers will lead you back to multiplying individuals, or as the New Testament calls them, disciples. Disciples make disciples.  Multiplying churches can only achieve multiplication when they are made up of multiplying people.  We’ll be jumping deeper …

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WHAT KIND OF CULTURE ARE YOU CREATING?

When it comes to church growth and church planting, we routinely use common terms: “subtraction,” “addition,” “multiplication,” “growth,” and “reproduction.”  We tend to adopt our own definitions based on our unique context for church. Our temptation might be to look at our success with addition and making Top 100 lists and incorrectly conclude that we …

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