What’s Next in Church Multiplication? — Ep. 3 [FREE Webinar]

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Networks Conversation — Featuring Bill Couchenour, Brad Brisco, Ed Love, and Mark Bane

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A Conversation About Current Issues Facing Pastors and Planters

Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Episode 3 — What’s Next in Church Multiplication?

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, Jeff Bennett, and Patrick O’Connell.

Featured Guests

Brad Brisco

Director of Bivocational Church Planting for the North American Mission Board

Ed Love

Director of Multiplication for the Wesleyan Church

Mark Bane

Director of evangelism and new church development for the USA/Canada Region Church of the Nazarene

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Featured Guests

Brad Brisco

Brad is the Director of Bivocational Church Planting for the North American Mission Board. He holds a doctorate in the area of missional ecclesiology; his doctoral thesis was on assisting existing congregations in transitioning in a missional direction.

Ed Love

Dr. Ed Love is director of Church Multiplication for The Wesleyan Church. He has planted two multiplying churches, daughtered multiple church plants and has provided coaching, training and resources for church planters. Love also designed and teaches the church planting courses at Wesley Seminary. He received his M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and obtained his D.Min. from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of Fear Not, Reclaiming Hope, Turn and other church multiplication resources.

Mark Bane

Mark Bane currently serves as director of evangelism and new church development for the USA/Canada Region Church of the Nazarene. He is also the founding lead pastor of a new church plant, Total Life Church of the Nazarene, in the urban core of Kansas City. Prior to this role, he served as district superintendent of the Joplin District (June 2013-July 2017). After graduating from Trevecca Nazarene University, he continued his education at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, the School of Large Church Management (tract 2), and is a certified personality trainer. He is also a certified senior master trainer with Dynamic Church Planting International and is a certified church planting master assessment director.


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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