What’s Next in Church Multiplication? — Ep. 2 [FREE Webinar]

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Networks Conversation — Featuring Bill Couchenour, Noel Heikkinen, Jeff Bennett, and Patrick O'Connell

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A Conversation About Current Issues Facing Pastors and Planters

Wednesday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Episode 2 — What’s Next in Church Multiplication?

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.

Featured Guests

Noel Heikkinen — Riverview Church

Jeff Bennett — Stadia

Patrick O'Connell — NewThing

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By registering for this FREE Exponential Webinar, you gain access to our Online Community that offers four weekly church leader programs and additional free resources for your church multiplication journey.

Featured Guests

Noel Heikkinen

Noel Heikkinen serves as the Teaching Pastor at Riverview Church,, a multisite congregation in the Lansing, Michigan area. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Reliant Mission as well as the US Midwest Regional Executive Director for Acts 29.

Jeff Bennett

Jeff’s role is focused on increasing Stadia’s capacity to make a greater impact in U.S. church planting. He has partnered in planting churches in Georgia, across the U.S. and globally.

Patrick O'Connell

Patrick O’Connell is the Director of NewThing. After graduating college and a stint in the Army, he went to work in the corporate world eventually becoming a Vice President in a prestigious investment firm. It was during this time that he connected with COMMUNITY and eventually found his way back to God. In 2007 he left his business and moved with a team of people to Kansas City to help start Restore Community Church. Soon after, he began coaching and mentoring church planters.


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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