We have long understood and put effort toward the Great Commission (Matthew 28), which is the challenge to “Go.” More recently we have acknowledged we must also obey the Great Commandment (Mark 12) to “Love.” But the missing part that makes up the mission of Jesus is the third great, the Great Collaboration (John 17) – that we must do this “Together.”
We have attempted to carry out the first two parts of the Jesus’ mission on our own and/or through our individual churches. In so doing we have grown comfortable with our largely homogeneous churches and we live with an implicit bias toward people like ourselves. As a result, we’ve not been pursuing collaboration with the intentionality, urgency, and conviction needed to position the church as a key catalyst in modeling leadership to our culture on racial reconciliation and unity.
Further, Satan uses our complacency to drive a wedge of divisiveness between us and keep us from experiencing and modeling the unity he prayed for and called us to in John 17. We now understand that to accomplish the Jesus mission and see movements of healthy, reproducing churches, all believers and churches must obey the call of Jesus to GO…LOVE…and do it TOGETHER. We are called to pursue unity and model healthy conversations for such a time as this!
Our fall 2020 theme programming seeks to help church leaders engage this missing piece starting in the heart and mind of the leader. This conversational experience is built around the simple framework: “How big is my circle (wide and deep)?” followed by “what’s limiting the size of my circle?”, and concluding with “What’s needed NOW to increase the size of my circle?”
Exponential is offering three ways to help overcome division in our churches, communities, and our overall culture and equip church leadership to truly lead for unity.
100+ Roundtable events at locations near you
Because we know church leaders are hungry for peer-to-peer connections, Exponential is hosting 100+ Roundtable events across the United States this fall. The new roundtable format advances Exponential’s mission to see multiplication become normative reaching a tipping point of 16 percent of all U.S. churches as reproducing churches. Each Roundtable will bring together 100 leaders over the course of one day and feature an incredible lineup of nationally recognized Kingdom leaders.
This is your chance to engage in healthy conversations about race, unity, and diversity so we can see the Gospel advance in our nation. There are takeaways for every leader, including knowing how to effectively address and engage issues of race and unity in your church and city. Click here to find a Roundtable near you.
And, don’t miss our early bird pricing! Through September 15, register for a Roundtable for the special price of $29 AND get FREE access to Exponential’s new Divided No More Resource Kit( delivered digitally by January 2021).
The HUB: Exponential’s Free Online Community
The “HUB” is a recently launched FREE digital platform offering exclusive web events including live weekly shows with Kingdom leaders. You will interact with thought leaders shaping the national conversation on multiplication and engage with trusted resources to help you advance your Kingdom mission.
Join today and connect with Kingdom leaders and movement makers for content and conversations to move the mission of Jesus forward.
Divided No More Resource Kit
Exponential’s brand new Dividid No More Resource Kit includes a vast array of tools to equip your church to lead in reconciliation. Learn best practices from leading diversity experts to train your team and build a foundation of Biblically-based guidelines for transforming your congregation. In this kit, hear from Kingdom leaders who will help equip you to advance unity and relationships in your community for the Gospel. Our new kit will also assist you in developing a core, Christ-centered diversity library for your church.
The Divided No More Resource Kit is available for pre-purchase now and will be delivered digitally in January 2021. Click here to learn more.