Multiplication

Dave Ferguson

Lead Pastor, Community Christian Church

Dave Ferguson is the CEO / President and co-founder for Exponential. He is also the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community that is passionate about “helping people find their way back to God.” Community has grown from a few college friends to thousands every weekend meeting at multiple locations in the Chicago area and has been recognized as one of America’s most influential churches.

Dave provides visionary leadership for NewThing, a global movement of multiplying churches.  He is an award-winning author of eight books, including Hero Maker: 5 Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders. Dave and his wife, Sue, live in Naperville IL. They have three adult children – Amy, Joshua and Caleb.

Articles

November 2, 2022

Is Evangelism a Lost Cause?

In the book of Acts we see Jesus leave the church a vision of a movement when he challenged the earliest Christians to reproduce from…

February 14, 2022

Empowered Culture

The Spirit-Empowered Culture By Dave Ferguson, President, Exponential 2022 Culture is a leader’s single greatest asset. Why? Because culture works 24/7. Culture never rests. A…

February 7, 2022

Empowered Life

Keeping In Step With The Spirit By Dave Ferguson, President, Exponential 2022 Living in sync with the Holy Spirit is not meant to be a…

January 31, 2022

Empowered Heart

An Empowered Heart By Dave Ferguson, President, Exponential 2022 In Matthew 28, Jesus says “Go.” He is essentially saying, “Get moving, guys.” But then in Acts…

January 14, 2022

Empowered: Wait and Then Move

Wait and Then Move By Dave Ferguson, CEO & President, Exponential Being empowered by the Spirit can be very confusing! As a leader, I tend…

February 4, 2020

Together Episode 4: Michael Carrion talks about together as a church

Michael Carrion: Together Podcast Interview with Michael Carrion As we explore our 2020 theme, Together: Pursuing the Great Collaboration, we are examining Jesus’ prayer in…

January 28, 2020

Together Episode 3: Greg Surratt talks about together with networks

Greg Surratt: Together Podcast Interview with Greg Surratt As we explore our 2020 theme, Together: Pursuing the Great Collaboration, we are examining Jesus’ prayer in…

January 21, 2020

Together Episode 2: Pete Scazzero talks about being together with God

Pete Scazzero: Together Podcast Interview with Pete Scazzero As we explore our 2020 theme, Together: Pursuing the Great Collaboration, we are examining Jesus’ prayer in…

January 15, 2020

Together Episode 1: Kadi Cole talks about empowering female leaders

Kadi Cole: Together Podcast Interview with Kadi Cole As we explore our 2020 theme, Together: Pursuing the Great Collaboration, we are examining Jesus’ prayer in…

May 10, 2018

Hero Maker Introduction

In this video, Dave Ferguson introduces the theme for Exponential 2018: Hero Maker. Throughout the next few months, we will be diving in to the “5…

April 5, 2018

The Multiplication Conversation Continues

The Multiplication Conversation Continues…   In this video from Exponential 2018, Dave Ferguson gives an overview of Exponential’s core themes and content from the past…

March 30, 2018

Hero Maker Webinar For Learning Communities

Dave Ferguson is the CEO / President and co-founder for Exponential. He is also the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community...

February 7, 2018

Exponential is SOLD OUT!

Hi Friends of Exponential! Wow, Exponential Orlando is officially SOLD OUT!  That is unbelievable but super exciting as church planting leaders and potential church planters…

January 24, 2018

Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders with Church of God Webinar Replay

Dave Ferguson is the CEO / President and co-founder for Exponential. He is also the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community...

January 18, 2018

Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders

FREE WEBINAR REGISTRATION Register Now! Topic: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Hero Maker is the theme for Exponential 2018. The theme focuses…

January 10, 2018

Hero Maker Webinar Replay (Acts29)

Dave Ferguson is the CEO / President and co-founder for Exponential. He is also the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community...

December 14, 2017

Hero Maker Webinar Dec 13 Replay

Dave Ferguson is the CEO / President and co-founder for Exponential. He is also the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community...

December 14, 2017

Hero Maker Webinar For Path1 Replay

Dave Ferguson is the CEO / President and co-founder for Exponential. He is also the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community...

December 7, 2017

HeroMaker Webinar Church Multiplication Partners Replay

Dave Ferguson provides an overview of the 5 essential practices for leaders to multiply leaders.

December 6, 2017

HeroMaker EFCA Replay

Dave Ferguson is the CEO / President and co-founder for Exponential. He is also the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community...

November 13, 2017

Hero Maker Podcast – From Hero to Hero Maker

Exponential CEO Todd Wilson joins Exponential President Dave Ferguson to kick off the HeroMaker podcast series. Here, the two leaders focus on the importance of…

November 9, 2017

5 Practices of Hero Making

HeroMaker was the theme for Exponential 2018. The theme focuses on the shift from being the hero to coming alongside others for them to become the…

November 7, 2017

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 Kingdom building—a shift in counting.…

November 7, 2017

Hero Maker Practice 3: Are You Making Disciples or Disciple Multipliers?

  Heroes share what they know; hero makers share their lives. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about hero making and how we…

November 7, 2017

Hero Maker Practice 2: Are You Leading With a Bias to ‘Yes’?

Back in junior high, I had what I call my first “I-C-N-U” conversation. I was at a summer camp in Indiana, and Dennis Gamauf was…

November 7, 2017

Hero Maker Practice 1: Are You Thinking Beyond What You Can Do Alone?

Below, Exponential President Dave Ferguson unpacks the first of five essential practices in shifting from hero to hero maker.   “If I could just lead a…

November 1, 2016

A Movement Starts with You

Movement is how you accomplish the Jesus Mission. Discover the 4 reproducing principles that will help you start a movement. A Movement Starts with You…

October 19, 2016

Is Your Church Winning at Multiplication?

Part of becoming a Level 5 multiplying church relies on changing the scorecard for your church and shifting what you count and celebrate. When your…

June 21, 2016

Reproducing Leaders Who Reproduce

Dave and Jon Ferguson, founding pastors of Community Christian Church in Chicago, join us for our next edition of the Exponential Podcast. In this conversation…

November 11, 2015

Are You Planting a Multiplying Church?

Though we may not necessarily think about it, our experiences with the individuals in the various contexts of our lives—home, church, community activities, etc.—cause us…

March 2, 2015

The ‘5 Awakenings’ To Help People Find Their Way Back To God

It has now been 25 years since my wife and I, along with my brother Jon and three friends from college, started Community Christian Church.…