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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:26:02 GMTDave Ferguson interviews Matt Chandler about ReThinking Preaching. Matt is a speaker at Exponential East 2014. exponential.org
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:25:48 GMTInterview on new eBook: Evangelism or Discipleship by Bill Hull & Bobby Harrington. exponential.org/ebooks
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:10:01 GMTInterview with author Jay Hein on his FREE eBook, The Greater Good. Available at exponential.org.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:59:25 GMTInterview on new Exponential ebook from Larry Walkemeyer available FREE at exponential.org/ebooks
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:15:52 GMTRich Gorman shares about his new FREE eBook, Just Step In. exponential.org/ebooks
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:46:53 GMTVince Antonucci talks about his new eBooks, Preaching to the Unconvinced and Sermons for the Unconvinced. exponential.org/ebooks
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 02:35:23 GMTMichael Frost on 5 Habits of Highly Missional People. exponential.org/ebooks.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:35:17 GMTAlex Absalom shares about his latest eBook in the Exponential series, The Viral Gospel: How Finding Your Person of Peace Accelerates Your Mission. Download your FREE copy at https://www.exponential.org/ebooks/the-viral-gospel/
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:35:33 GMTDave Ferguson talks about the 2014 Exponential theme: Seek and Save. exponential.org
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:16:02 GMTInterview with Dave Ferguson about his new eBook Keeping Score that is available via exponential.org/ebooks
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 01:00:00 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Mike Breen and Sally Breen talks about why the Missional movement will fail. There has been much talk over the last few years about missional movements. Sadly, for all of the discussion and effort, the missional movement is destined to fail if it is not accompanied with a simple but significant way of making disciples who can make disciples who look like Jesus. It simply isn't sustainable. In this workshop, we'll look at the ways in which a discipling movement is always the undergirding foundation for any missional movement of lasting force and momentum.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:15:41 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Pete Scazzero talks about emotionally health discipleship. This practical seminar will look at how to implement the unique missing elements of spiritual formation in 21st century churches around the world. Questions that will be addressed include: How do we nurture leaders who serve out of deep interior life with Jesus, a cup that overflows? How do we grow people who are emotionally mature adults who create a healthy church culture? How do equip our leaders who to have a growing, dynamic marriage and/or singleness that sustains them for ministry long-term? How do we initiate specific changes for the transformation of the wider church culture?
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 01:00:00 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Reggie McNeal speaks about how, in the parable of the Good Samaritan, the person in need only gets help when someone gets off his donkey. This workshop is a call to action for leaders to unbundle and release the social capital of our congregations into making our communities better. God's people need to call the party of cross-domain collaboration to solve our biggest problems.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 02:12:14 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Dave Rhodes and Mike Breen discusses how every movement of discipleship and mission in the last 2000 years has actually had a number of things in common. In this workshop, we'll look at the necessary components for starting a discipling movement, focusing particularly on a common language, reproducible vehicles and the rate determining step for every movement: Reproducing leaders.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:10:24 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Bill Hull, a highly respected discipleship leader, helps church planters understand their role as the head coach creating a disciple-making community. Practical insights from one of North America's leading voices on discipleship.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:57:39 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Mike Breen talks about the relationship between the Missional movement and the Discipleship movement. In this workshop we'll look at the principles Jesus used to disciple people in mission and give you direction on how to do this yourself. In addition, we'll give stories from the United States and around the world along with practical insight on how using the discipleship vehicle of a Huddle has unleashed a missional movement.
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:50:16 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Philip Nation talks about the kind of person necessary for change. We've all heard the saying: "Everything rises and falls on leadership." This workshop will address the type of leadership necessary for discipleship to be transformational and how to put believers on a path to leadership as well.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 01:49:58 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Philip Nation speaks about posturing yourself for God willed change. What kind of posture is necessary in a person's life for life change to occur? Is it just humility or is it just missional? Join us for this workshop as we deal with the ideas of how personal posture and relational intentionality affect discipleship.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 00:49:14 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Michael Keller talks about avoiding legalism when teach teaching the Scriptures. Discipleship needs content. But to just blandly say "Teach the Bible" is not enough. In this workshop, leaders will be equipped to get their people looking through the proper lens and engaging with Scripture effectively.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:00:03 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Kevin Haah, lead pastor of New City Church in the heart of Los Angeles, unpacks why relationships are vital in a post-modern, multi-cultural, socio-economically diverse world. Proven from experience lessons learned and practical steps to follow that will build a world-changing church.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 01:00:48 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Jason Lantz, who planted Love Canton, shares why the principles of "up, in and out" matter if you want to be a disciple who makes disciples. Pragmatic practices that have been proven in the Love Canton church plant.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 01:00:30 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Alex Absalom, one of the pioneers in the missional movement, shares the value, benefits and Biblical basis for using different group sizes in discipleship as well as practical steps to launch missional community groups.
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:00:19 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Greg Nettle, President of Stadia and Senior Pastor of RiverTree Church, shares why relationships, experiences and information are essential to discipleship along with practical tips to jumpstart your discipleship adventure. Real-life practice from RiverTree and Stadia.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:00:00 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Mac Lake talks about creating leadership systems. Leaders encounter a multitude of challenges, problems and decisions everyday. Handling these issues almost always means dealing with people on your team. Having an intentional process to lead can not only reduce problems but maximize the performance of the players on your team. In this workshop Mac Lake will be providing tools and processes for developing an effective system of leadership.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:00:00 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, JR Lee discusses pushing your team towards action. Mobilizing a team requires intentionality, care and vision. Sometimes it is scary for leaders because it challenges tendencies of self-reliance, fear, and control. This teaming approach builds a deeper leadership/followership capacity in the entire team. Discover principles and strategies to empower a team to act boldly and experience extraordinary results.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 01:57:13 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Jonathan Robbins talks about maintaining healthy relational environments on your team. Even the best teams are only as effective as their relational connections. Talent and skill will only take you so far. Eventually, the relational dynamic of your team will surface and prove to be the difference between a team that thrives and one that merely survives. Discover what makes and keeps a team healthy.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 00:56:26 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Tony Morgan addresses the six steps to building healthy senior leadership teams. Based on Tony's eBook Take the Lid Off Your Church, this presentation is designed to help you rethink your structure beginning with the senior leadership team. Tony will address several key questions regarding the health of your team. If you feel stuck in your leadership or as an organization, you might want to stop looking at your frontline staff or blaming the people you're trying to reach and spend a little more time evaluating the health of your senior leadership team. This workshop is designed to help you begin that journey.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 01:27:58 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson talks about networks and moverments of multi-site. Are you thinking multisite is so "yesterday"? Do you feel like you've heard all there is to say about reproducing leaders, campuses, and churches? Think again. This workshop is for your entire leadership team. You will learn how to lay out a dynamic reproducing strategy, giving practical 'how-to's' for not only reproducing Christ followers, leaders, artists, groups/teams, and sites, we'll also look at the new frontier of reproducing that results in movement: reproducing apostolic leaders and networks. Many church leaders think this new frontier of the missional movement is inspirational, but not something that's achievable. Join us to learn how.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 23:27:45 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Greg Ligon walks us through some best practices of going multi-site. Is multisite right for your church? What are some of the most innovative practices in multisiste churches across the country? This workshop will explore the foundational multisite models and the latest innovations that have grounded and grown the multisite movement.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:32:36 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay discuss gathered-and-scattered nature of the church. Learn how to value existing church forms---attracting people to a physical church and releasing people into hands-on ministry ...Bringing together the very best of the attractional and missional models to catalyze a missional movement of incarnational people into the world for Jesus Christ.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:31:50 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Brad Brisco speaks on engaging your first three places. While more and more people are less and less interested in the programs and activities of the church, we must learn how to lovingly engage people in our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places. In this workshop we will discuss the topics of biblical hospitality in & through our homes (1st place), understanding how God has placed us in a vocation for His missional purposes (2nd place), and what it means to identify, create, and support Third Places in our community.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:31:00 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Lance Ford talks about the posture of servant cultures. Jesus and the New Testament writers spoke of serving 40 times as much as they did leading. Too often the life of Jesus directly contradicts much of what is being imported into the church under the mantra of effective leadership practices. Lance turns the tables on conventional leadership by pointing to the Servant-ship ethos of Jesus.
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 18:30:49 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Matt Smay, Hugh Halter, and Brandon Hatmaker discuss the future of equipping and resourcing the missional church. Every missional leader is challenged to build a framework that establishes a pathway for making disciples and developing leaders. You will be introduced to a strategy that can hold together discipleship and leadership development, while evaluating the use of resources to fuel movement. We'll help you move from missional conversations to missional movement, and you will hear how the Missio team is getting the job done locally.
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:26:17 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Hugh Halter unveils the process his team takes every church member through to limit consumerism and create only one pathway forward--The "pathway of missional discipleship."
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:25:51 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Caesar Kalinowski talks about discipleship in the rhythms of life. Over and over again when people begin to engage a life lived on mission they wonder or ask, "How would I ever have the time to DO all of this?!" But God has designed our lives in such a way that we already live in a rhythm of opportunities to both display and proclaim the gospel. It is not a matter of adding new things to our life; it is about living with increasing gospel intentionality. We must shift our thinking from "Additional to Intentional".
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:25:04 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Brandon Hatmaker guides us through the seven steps to engaging need through missional community. We cannot engage culture and ignore the needs of culture. Join Brandon Hatmaker as he discusses not only how to learn to "do right" but also how a socially active Missional Community is a biblical part of making disciples. The result will be communities that stay on mission, a process that is easily reproducible, and a disciple-making culture that increasingly loves mercy and seeks justice.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 23:24:44 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Jeff Vanderstelt talks about the power, purpose, and plan of the gospel. Discipleship can no longer be seen as an "add on" or optional aspect of the mission of the Church. The imperative of the Gospel is that we make disciples who make disciples. For us to fully grasp this, a full and powerful understanding of the gospel must be seen through two lenses: Power and Purpose. When understood in this way, the gospel is both the power that saves us and it gives us the purpose for which we have been saved.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:25:34 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Larry Osborne speaks about discipleship in the real world. Let's admit it, most of our current hot button discipleship strategies and methods sound a lot better than they look in the real world. Come discover discipleship's dirty little secrets, and the inconvenient truths about spiritual growth & maturity that most leaders miss.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:23:55 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Jim Putman outlines the five components to becoming a disciple-making church. Take a closer look at how implementing these five key components into your church's culture can help your church achieve the role of making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:21:36 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Ed Stetzer speaks about why discipleship matters. New (and established) churches need intentional pathways to discipleship, fostered by a culture and systems that facilitate disciple making and multiplication. In this session, Stetzer will address the issues of disciple making in a new church, with research and examples from other new churches and the church he is currently planting.
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:21:25 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Jim Putman talks about the role Sunday morning plays in making disciples. Weekend worship can be strategically aligned to become a bridge from the community into relationship with others for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus. Discover how to turn your service into a discipleship-shaping catalyst by being intentional with communication, services and events.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:35:16 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Aaron Couch talks about the meaning of "beyond salvation". Aaron Couch co-founded Real Life Ministries with Jim Putman and then ten years later moved to Moscow, Idaho to start a new church in that secular, university town. Aaron will talk about true transformation; an engagement with post modern realities with a focus on discipleship (what it means to go beyond "just salvation")
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:34:22 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, hear the story of the Crossings, a large church committed to multi-site campuses in small towns, and how they made the shift to discipleship. Practical teaching on both church planting and transitioning an established church from Jerry Harris who is a co-founder of the Relational Discipleship Network.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:33:31 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Robert Coleman talks about Jesus' method of discipleship. Robert Coleman in the author of The Master Plan of Evangelism, which has sold millions of copies around the world and is considered the seminal work on Discipleship. In this workshop Robert will unpack Jesus method of discipleship which is as applicable today as when he first wrote about it 50 years ago.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 19:33:20 GMTIn this Exponential 2013 podcast, Bobby Harrington speaks discusses evangelism vs discipleship. We are not told to make converts, but disciples. Learn how to think about "pre-conversion discipleship" instead of "evangelism." This simple shifts leads to a different approach. It especially helps us to see that conversion is the most important step in the discipleship journey. If we focus on the whole discipleship journey, we will lead people on a more holistic conversion experience. People who come to know the gospel in this way will be better prepared for the kingdom life, here and now. Presented by the co-author of the conference theme book, DiscipleShift and a leader in the Relational Discipleship Network.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:46:22 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jeff Vanderstelt and Alan Hirsch will explore what it means to create a dynamic basis for mass movements by focussing on developing core practices and thinking (DNA) that can both generate and sustain movements over the long term.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:15:21 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Chris Seay speaks about leading a gospel centered church. Paul's letters to the church in Corinth are useless to churches that only engage the religious culture, but they have so much to teach the church that enters the deep brokenness of culture. Discover the truths that guide churches engaging the brothels and pagan temples of our day.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:14:33 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Matt Keller speaks about being a leader worth following. As leaders, our hope is that as people get closer to us, the more they respect us and the more they want to follow us. But, we all know some leaders where that is not the case. Being a leader is more than a title. We all know this intuitively, yet it is so easy for us to follow the leadership styles that we've seen modeled elsewhere. In this breakout, we are going to be looking at 7 ways that we can all become a Leader Worth Following.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:47:22 GMTJim Putman is the founding pastor of Real Life Ministries, one of the largest, fastest and most missionally minded churches within the USA in the last 10 years. Real Life Ministries is in Kootney County, Idaho, where the church serves as the largest non-governmental social service agency. On a weekly basis they minister to thousands - through their community service projects, thrift store, Recovery Ministry (with 700 people in weekly attendance), etc.,. Jim will share the story of how the church serves the community and how their service helped support their growth. Jim will explain how service is both a reflection of discipleship and a pathway back into the church where people learn how to become disciples.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:13:47 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Brandon Hatmaker speaks about the changes a church must make to gain and maintain missional momentum. "Missional Church" is a redundant label... at least it should be. At the very heart of biblical church lies a call to be a community on mission. Most of us agree. Many of us are trying. Yet too often we fail to make key structural changes that ensure lasting missional momentum. Join Brandon Hatmaker in an open discussion on 5 key areas of church structure that will undermine your leadership and kill your momentum if left unchecked.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:13:23 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Dave Olson speaks about your leadership style. Learn about a new, free online tool for leadership development. The Leadership Stool provides a simple, yet powerful model to improve your leadership, and better lead your staff, your lay leaders and your whole church. You will learn about the 6 Christian leadership styles, receive a detailed report on your specific style and a team manual to use with your leaders.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:13:01 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Larry McCreary and Caleb Crider speak about missionary skills for the church planter. What can you learn from the underground church in East Asia, the persecuted church in the Middle East, and the postmodern church in Europe that will help with your church plant? If you're going to plant a biblical church in your unique context, you need to think and act like a missionary. We'll introduce practical skills that will revolutionize your missional church efforts, including mapping, cultural exegesis, and navigating social tribes.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:12:32 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Pat Furgerson and Doug Foltz speak about the what's of 501(c)(3). We know... the last thing on your mind is all the legal paperwork that has to be completed in order to get this church started. But the reality is if you want to be a good steward and obey the laws of the land, there is a lot that has to be accomplished and a lot that should be accomplished. Join us to get your hands around the basics and at least understand the what's, why's and some of the how's of the legal requirements of starting a church here in the U.S.A.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:11:49 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Larry Osborne speaks the contagious church. Discover what a pastor needs to know and what a congregation needs to experience in order for mere attenders to become zealous advocates for Jesus and the local church.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:11:23 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Steven Gray speaks about building leadership. Starting a new church involves more than simply putting together a great launch team. In fact, we may need to abandon the concept of a "launch team" and return to developing a "core". Developing a healthy core and implanting a lasting DNA is crucial in the early stages of a new church. How you develop your leadership will ultimately determine the strength, health, and sustainability of your churh. In this session we will discuss leadership pitfalls and how to create a strong leadership core that will carry the DNA of the church.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:11:01 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Scott Thomas speaks about coaching your leaders. Everything rises or falls on leadership, including fulfilling the mission of your church plant. Paul instructed Titus to put what remained into order and to establish elders in every church (Titus 1:5). Those two instructions are inextricably linked. Discover how Titus evolved as a leader and how coaching can help you develop the kinds of leaders that people in your church will follow.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:10:29 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jim Randall speaks about using visuals to communicate vision. Churches pump out communications all day long and miss the opportunity to constantly reflect and reinforce the vision. Yes, your church needs to brand-it's not a four-letter word imported from corporate world. How does the church tell its story to its community? What can the church learn from its media savvy competitors? How can we capture culture with our brand? Have you simplified and created the tools to help you trickle your identity into every interaction a person may have with your church? Learn the essentials and nuances that teams often overlook and what you can do to create communication and environments that connect with people's hearts and minds.
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 23:10:06 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Kem Meyer speaks about communication that foster buy-in and teamwork. Do you ever notice your ideas are met with lackluster reactions from those around you? Are you having trouble leading change-even with the brightest people, best ideas and virtuous intentions? It's been said knowing how people grow, does not mean we know how to grow them. It's tricky learning how to work with others on the same team. And, even in "Kingdom work" we often meet defensiveness and experience defeat. The candid truth? Most of us are ineffective because we are pushing our own agenda-our way. Under pressure to demonstrate results or validate our cause, we have the tendency to skip crucial "soft skills" of our job. Discover a few ingredients for getting buy-in and motivating others we work with (staff, peers, supervisors and volunteers).
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 23:09:43 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Kem Meyer speaks about communicating beyond bulletins, brochures, and brake sales. Every organization, especially the church, has to get over themselves and realize effective communications is really about "releasing the right response" not "sending the right message." People are not looking for more information-they are looking for ways to survive too much information. Pastors, creative professionals, ministry leaders or volunteers part of the church should help people find those answers. Instead they end up adding to the confusion. Smart communication systems that help people connect with Christ and each other don't have to be complicated.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:09:06 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jim Sheppard and Chris Willard speak about creating a culture of giving. Churches that are getting it when it comes generosity can be a source of learning. How can we apply those lessons in our own church and move the generosity needle? Jim and Chris are keen observers of church trends in the area of generosity and they will introduce you to lessons some churches have learned. This is not about a formula for success, but rather a "what can we learn from others."
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:08:17 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jim Sheppard, Julie Bullock, Brad Leeper, and Chris Willard speak about becoming self-sustaining. You are past the pre-launch phase and now you are ready to go public. There will be a lot of activity at this phase and you will be tempted to overlook the importance on continuing to work on your funding. In this workshop, we will talk about the keys to success in keeping the momentum from the pre-launch phase.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:07:32 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jim Sheppard, Julie Bullock, Brad Leeper, and Chris Willard speak about getting your new church moving. You are past the pre-launch phase and now you are ready to go public. There will be a lot of activity at this phase and you will be tempted to overlook the importance on continuing to work on your funding. In this workshop, we will talk about the keys to success in keeping the momentum from the pre-launch phase.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:49:21 GMTKim Hammond is the director of missional imagination and has helped a large (7,000 person 12 locations Multi site church in Chicago (Community Christian Church) mobilize all of its people into mission. The goal for each person to have their own missional story.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:06:52 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jim Sheppard, Julie Bullock,Brad Leeper, and Chris Willard speak about getting off the ground. You have decided to plant a church and you were so excited about it until you remembered you are going to have to raise the funds. Is there anything more daunting than raising support for a church that doesn't exist yet? We will focus on the fundamentals of success in the pre-launch phase, perhaps the most important funding phase of church planting. Reality is there are few other factors more tied to launching well and sustaining growth than funding. Without success in this phase, the church will have a hard time getting off the ground.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 23:06:24 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Mac Lake speaks about building a leadership development culture. Growing organizations have an ever-increasing need for more leaders. However, most struggle with the frustration of weak or non-existent processes for the development of new and existing leaders. They are aware that a failure to increase their leadership base will ultimately hamper the progress of their overall mission. This session offers solutions leaders can implement today and begin creating a leadership development culture that will keep their leadership pipeline full to overflowing.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:05:50 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Tony Morgan speaks about building health leadership teams. Are you ready for a healthier approach to building your team and empowering leaders? This session will touch on your obedience, calling and influence. Based on practical ministry experiences and biblical principles, Tony will stretch how you look at your leadership. Rather than being trapped and running on empty, it's time for you to be making a big impact with your leadership and life.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:05:05 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Tim Stevens talks about intentional team leadership. Let's face it: It is much easier to lead alone. We all know that teams accomplish more, but we often give up because it is so difficult. Tim Stevens has led the Granger team for more than 17 years, through hard times, fast growth, big wins and unbelievable stress. He will share ideas from their successes and their failures, and will unpack a recent challenging time when their team was stretched almost to the point of breaking.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 23:04:43 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Dave Saathoff speaks about five stages of cultural formation. Clear vision and good strategy are tools by which a spiritual community can serve the spiritual and social needs of a hurting world. But vision and strategy without intentional cultural development runs the risk of hollow success and a poisoned environment. Culture is environment - it guides the behaviors and beliefs of those executing strategy and vision. Yet culture cannot be microwaved. It must simmer over time. In fact, cultural development naturally progresses through FIVE STAGES. When leaders understand these stages, they can avoid unnecessary pitfalls. If you want the right stuff, you must create the right environment.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:01:12 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jeff Herris speaks about redefining your Kingdom effectiveness. Who is the greatest Boxer of all time? Most will say Muhammad Ali or some other famous Heavy Weight, but why? Boxing has measurable categories and the most effective boxers ever are likely not on your list. Churches are the same way! If we are measuring size and perceived influence then we are missing out on effectiveness. Pound for Pound is a workshop designed to move from the focus on size to Kingdom Effectiveness. Does your church, regardless of size or perceived influence steward it's resources and energy in an effective way? Kingdom Effectiveness can be measured and you may be surprised by the results. Pound for Pound will help you quantify what matters, measure it and pursue Kingdom Effectiveness and not the perception of man.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:00:47 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Will Mancini speaks about unlocking your vision. Yes, you were created to glorify God and to follow Jesus. But many ministry leaders stop there when it comes to articulating their life vision. The result is an over generalized sense of purpose that fails to bring stunning clarity to personal leadership. What if you could know, with greater precision, why God put you on planet earth? What if you could name in a simple and compelling way, your totally unique contribution to the world? That's what your motivational view of the world is all about. Don't wait any longer to unlock this powerful perspective.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:53:45 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Larry Osborne speaks on why some teams work and some teams don't. Discover the seven key traits that separate a winning team from a losing team. Larry Osborne will show you what it takes to build a team that sticks together and stays on mission for the long haul.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:00:19 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Tony Morgan speaks about getting unstuck. A football coach doesn't just want to win, he also develops an offensive and defensive system built around coaches, players, strategies and plays to make it happen. The coach develops the system and then practices it daily with the hopes that it'll lead to victory. Whether it's discipleship, volunteer connections, leadership development or any other aspect of ministry, the systems and strategies we develop will ultimately determine the church we become and the life change it produces.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:59:49 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Steve Pike speaks about leading your church to multiplication. Is the trend toward multi-site venues and churches planting churches a fad or something much more significant? The AG Church Multiplication Network now has hundreds of multiplying churches of all sizes and locations throughout the nation. Come learn what they've learned about optimizing your church to multiply!
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:58:57 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, join Dave Olson as he presents the reality the American church faces. Dave draws from his database of 200,000 churches to provide an up-to-the-minute profile of the opportunities and difficulties the American Church faces, plus why church plants are so critical for Christianity to be healthy in the United States. Prepare to be challenged!
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:58:50 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Tom Nebel speaks about mistakes to avoid when your church plants another church. Now that your church is leaning toward reproducing itself, you'll want to do your best to help the process go smoothly. Avoid the top ten "Parent Church Landmines" and you'll be better positioned to see that happen. In this workshop you'll receive hands-on, practical help to see your church reproduce in a way that it will want to more than once.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:48:43 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Pastor Darrin Patrick will discuss his brand new book For the City, and answer your questions on how a gospel-centered missional approach to planting churches can lead to city renewal and restoration
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:15:38 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Brian Mavis, Eric Swanson and, Rick Rusaw speak about why it is important for the church to love the community. If your church could only be good at one thing, then it better be good at the thing that matters most to Jesus. What would your community look like if all Christ-followers were living out the Great Commandment? What could you do to get everybody to strive to be the best neighbors their neighbors have ever had? How could you help them in meeting the needs and dreams of the community? How could you structure church so that at then end of the year, every person had a story to tell of how, in ways great or small, he or she changed the world for someone? Discover how to mobilize your people to live the Great Commandment in everyday ways.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:14:39 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Brian Mavis, Eric Swanson and, Rick Rusaw speak on how important it is for the church to love the community. If your church could only be good at one thing, then it better be good at the thing that matters most to Jesus. What would your community look like if all Christ-followers were living out the Great Commandment? What could you do to get everybody to strive to be the best neighbors their neighbors have ever had? How could you help them in meeting the needs and dreams of the community? How could you structure church so that at then end of the year, every person had a story to tell of how, in ways great or small, he or she changed the world for someone? Discover how to mobilize your people to live the Great Commandment in everyday ways.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:45:30 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Alan Hirsch will explore the four areas of theology and practice that hold the keys to the revitalization and growth of the church in our times. This will explain why Christology, Discipleship, Mission, and Organization are critical focal points for recalibration and development.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:14:02 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Brian Mavis, Eric Swanson and, Rick Rusaw speak about how to partner with your community and get the most out of your assets. Single parents, the hungry, at-risk kids, the homeless, the elderly, the poor, foster kids, the sick, public servants, schools, and more. There are so many people and places where your church can get involved. How do you know where to start and focus your efforts? Furthermore, should you create a new program or should you partner with someone in the community? Discover how to match your church's giftedness with your community's needs and assets. Additionally, All leaders have at their disposal the same missional resources to accomplish their mission. How could you be entrepreneurial by repurposing how you use those resources to become the best church for your community? Think about what you need to do to shift each of the six resources-people, facilities, prayer, finances, technology, and time-to higher productivity and greater yield.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:13:37 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Brian Mavis, Eric Swanson and, Rick Rusaw speak about how to make a church that the community values. Thousands of churches will close their doors this year in America. Many churches will not close, but they aren't making a difference. The guiding question of Externally Focused Churches is "If my church vanished, would my community care?" Unfortunately, for most churches the answer is "No." Oh sure, the people who attend those churches would care. But the city leaders wouldn't care. The schools wouldn't care. The business leaders and the community's non-profit agencies wouldn't care. The public and the down-and-out wouldn't care. The least and the lost wouldn't care. Learn what went wrong and what it will take to be a church that the community cares about.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:13:00 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Dave Page and Mark Lee speak about how to market a church to capture the attention of the community. A critical step in launching a new church is getting the word out in a world that is already on information overload.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:12:26 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Pat Furgerson and Doug Foltz speak about what happens after the call. So you've been called to plant a church... That's awesome! But now what? Join us to learn how to put together a plan to lead you from your current reality to your desired future. You'll leave prepared to put pen to paper in determining your next steps in forming the church God has placed within you.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:20:56 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay will offer answers to your questions on "How to Plant Missional Churches from Scratch."
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:11:13 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Steve Stroope and Ron Sylvia speak about taking your church plant leadership to the next level. Your church plant will rise or fall on your leadership so it is critical that you evaluate and strengthen your commitment to self-leadership. Learn to align tasks, delegate, explore situational leadership, personal motivators and more!
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 23:12:06 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Steve Stroope and Ron Sylvia speak about raising money in a church plant. If you're planting a church and can't raise money, you'll have a difficult time sustaining a church plant. Listen and learn practical steps to raising and managing funds in a new church.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 23:10:51 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Dennis Pethers speaks about the multiplications factors of the craveable church. God is all about multiplication and wants his church to be too. Find out the 'what' when it comes to multiplying disciples and churches. It's not as difficult as you might think.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 23:10:20 GMTIn this 2012 Exponential podcast, Ron Edmonson speaks about the movements of the craveable church. Movements are more than just a Sunday service, they're what happens when people and churches move through the mission matrix of disciple making and begin to produce disciples and churches themselves. That's how towns, cities, communities, and the world are changed. In this session, you'll find out what it takes for your church to raise up disciples that start movements.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:35:49 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jon Ferguson and Brian Moll talk about the need to unlearn church planting and the 5 lessons you must learn to help urbanites find their way back to God.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:35:28 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Larry Grays talks about the rebuild initiative. Some of the greatest needs in church planter training are in the areas of urban church planting theology, philosophy and methodology. This session will unpack the five-fold strategy of The Rebuild Initiative's approach to planting and relaunching healthy urban churches.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 02:09:03 GMTIn this interview, Exponential President Dave Ferguson discusses the premise and potential impact of his eBook (with Jon Ferguson and Tim Sutherland) Discover Your Mission Now!: Five Simple Practices to Change Your World.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:22:26 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Neil Cole will look at the gifts necessary to release a movement rather than just planting a church.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:08:21 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jo Saxton speaks on how to launch missional communities. If you're interested in learning the nuts-and-bolts of launching, sustaining, growing and multiplying Missional Communities, this is the workshop for you. While it will start with theology and theory, the goal is for people to walk away feeling more equipped in doing Missional Communities in real life.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:21:41 GMTJim Putman is the founding pastor of Real Life Ministries, one of the largest, fastest growing, and unique churches within the USA in the last 10 years. Building on the concept that discipleship is the core mission of the church, Jim will show how everything in a new church can be based upon a commitment to discipleship. In practical ways, Jim will tell the story of how they do it at Real Life Ministries. Alignment is a key concept which describes how every part of church life needs to focus upon, contribute to, and uphold discipleship. Alignment is making sure that everyone understands what the church is about, where it is going, and how it is getting there. Join Jim to learn how to plant a church and have everything aligned with discipleship.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:40:28 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Artie Davis speaks about why making disciples is less about being told how and more about being told what. You'll find out what a disciple looks like and what to do to make them.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:39:50 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Efrem Smith speaks on the post-black, post-white church. The local church must be both multi-ethnic and missional if it is to present a credible message of God's love for all people in an increasingly diverse society. The truth is you can't truly do one without the other! This workshop provides a biblical foundation and explores ministry models to gain insight on how the church can effectively respond to issues of race, ethnicity, class and justice, issues it will surely encounter, in the 21st century.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 01:39:18 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, Pete Scazerro speaks on having a emotionally healthy spirituality in a multi-ethnic church. New Life Fellowship Church, located in Queens, NYC, is one of the most multiracial, multi-ethnic churches in the United States. Planted in 1987 with a commitment to bridge racial, cultural and economic barriers, God led them to develop a radical spiritual formation paradigm that deeply transforms people's lives and creates a new culture under the lordship of Jesus. Pete Scazzero, the founder and senior pastor, will share hard lessons learned and key ingredients that made the miracle of New Life a reality.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:38:47 GMTNaeem Fazal, a Pakistani, was born and raised as a Muslim in Kuwait. After coming to the United States shortly after the Gulf war in 1992, he had a supernatural experience with Christ that changed the course of his life. In 2006, he planted Mosaic Church in Charlotte, NC. Mosaic is a young, creative, and diverse community of people, who cross cultural, generational, and socioeconomic lines. In this session Naeem will share about his unique background, as well as the essential element of congregational diversity.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:35:00 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, John Worcester speaks on how Jesus was a church planter. Follow His timeless, transferable practices today. Discover how alive the gospels are with practical church planting principles and methods. Look closely at Jesus, the apostle who builds the church, in Heb. 3:1-6.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 02:24:59 GMTIn this Exponential 2012 podcast, discover the seven moves to becoming a multi-site church with Eric Metcalf and Brad Prunty.