What’s Next in Church Multiplication? [FREE Webinar]

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Networks Conversation — Featuring Bill Couchenour, JD Pearring, Dan Grider, and Dave Robinson

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A Conversation About Current Issues Facing Pastors and Planters

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Episode 1 — What’s Next in Church Multiplication?

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.


Featured Guests

JD Pearring

Director of the Excel Leadership Network

Dan Grider

Founding architect of Ignite

Dave Robinson

Co-Executive Director of Church Movements (Cru) and Teaching Elder for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church

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Featured Guests

JD Pearring

JD Pearring's vast experience includes planting churches, leading growing congregations, and assessing potential new church planters.

He currently serves as the Director of the Excel Leadership Network, Church Planting Lead for Transformation Ministries, and Teaching Team Coach at Journey Church in Elk Grove, CA.

Dan Grider

Dan Grider, the founding architect of Ignite, began his work of church multiplication in the late 80′s. In 1990 he planted a vibrant church in southern California called Daybreak. Daybreak grew to over 1500 in attendance and launched nine church plants and campuses in 17 years. The next five years were spent repositioning Beach Church in Myrtle Beach, SC to be a reproducing discipleship-making environment. Out of the work in Myrtle Beach several churches have been planted.

Dan relocated to Knoxville, TN, a central location, where he could launch the Ignite Church Network for church multiplication in the southeastern United States. Through a mentoring and discipleship-making model, he has created a strong and vibrant network of churches that reproduce leaders who are leading transformational communities.

Dave Robinson

Dave is the Co-Executive Director of Church Movements (Cru) and Teaching Elder for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. His passion is to collaborate with leaders to advance the mission of Jesus by making disciples and multiplying churches. He is a mobilizer, teaching pastor and communicator. Dave served with Cru in Eastern Europe/Russia and was a church-planting partner with the E-Free Church from 1989-2007. He is the Co-Founder of "Youth at the Threshold of Life," an educational movement that began in Hungary and went to 62 nations. YTL helps spread the gospel and multiply the church through community engagement. He co-authored Youth at the Threshold of Life and The Outrageous Promise — a story of God's love for those who suffered under communism and how leaders collaborate to make a difference.


Bill Couchenour

Bill Couchenour has a fervent desire to see Gospel saturation locally, regionally and throughout the US. He has served churches across the country for over 30 years. He was the Florida District Manager (12 years) and then the CEO/President (17 years) at Cogun, a company committed exclusively to helping churches develop the right ministry space. During that time he cofounded the Cornerstone Knowledge Network, a group committed to understanding the alignment of culture, leadership, ministry and facilities.

As Director of Deployment at Exponential, Bill primarily serves network and denominational leaders of church planting movements with the Exponential resources. He also provides strategic and operational oversight of Exponential's R&D and expanding educational opportunities. For several years he has facilitated, along with Alan Hirsch, Future Travelers, a learning community designed to create a missional paradigm shift for megachurches and denominations. And, most recently, he facilitated the Radical Multisite learning community with Jim Tomberlin and Wade Burnett.

Bill is married to Pam, and they have four adult children and three grandchildren. He received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and an MBA from The University of Tampa.

Bill has served in various capacities for his local church and other organizations including Youth for Christ, Heartland Christian School and BeTheChangeProject. Bill is the author of the books, Churches... Before You Build and Church Building Programs — Why, When & How (Rainer Publishing) and coauthor of Unleashed! Finding Epic Adventure in Everyday Life (Exponential Resource Series).


Daniel is the Director of the Send Institute, leading and overseeing all of its initiatives. Prior to directing the institute, he planted a church in Toronto where he also helped recruit, assess, and train church planters through the Send Network and the Release Initiative. Daniel has served on various church staffs including Northwood Church, led by Bob Roberts Jr., where he was trained as a church planter and involved in global and multi-faith engagement.

Prior to church planting, Daniel was an engineer for eight years. He earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and is currently a Ph.D. Intercultural Studies student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

We are better together!

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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