Vision

To see an expanding number of movements of healthy reproducing faith communities

Core Essence

Distributing thought leadership

Mission

Equipping movement makers with actionable principles, ideas and solutions for the accelerated multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities

Name

Exponential means, “accelerating multiplication.” That is the core of what we seek to do (our mission).

Our Team

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson

Todd is co-founder of Exponential and provides vision, strategy and direction for the ministry. He is a Kingdom-entrepreneur who is naturally drawn to anything around the next corner

Futuristic | Strategic | Activator | Command | Deliberative

Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson

Dave is co-founder of Community Christian Church, New Thing and Exponential. Dave serves as President of Exponential. Dave is passionate about healthy, reproducing leaders and churches. His enthusiasm for “yes” is contagious.

Futuristic | Activator | Command | Positivity | Arranger


Terri Saliba

Terri Saliba

Terri is the Operations Manager for Exponential and keeps all the moving parts moving. She is the perfect mother hen but is really our goose laying the golden eggs.

Woo | Communication | Relator | Belief | Positivity


Bill Couchenour

Bill Couchenour

Bill provides strategic and operational oversight of our Learning Communities along with developing Exponential's expanding educational opportunities. Bill’s day job is serving with Cogun.

Futuristic | Learner | Individualization | Responsibility | Connectedness



Amanda Sands

Amanda Sands

Amanda provides strategy consulting for our marketing and communications efforts.

Strategic | Achiever | Futuristic | Input | Learner

Lindy Lowry

Lindy Lowry

Lindy is a gifted writer and editor serving Outreach Magazine for years as their editor. Lindy now serves as editor for Exponential.

Maximizer | Adaptability | Connectedness | Input | Arranger | Communication



Karen Gilley

Karen Gilley

Karen is our conference administrator working a wide range of responsibilities including sponsor and speaker support, marketing and promotion support, customer service and much more.

Developer | Restorative | Empathy | Input | Learner

Don Smith

Don Smith

Don is our conference creative director, overseeing all main stage components. He is involved in creative programming, developing the conference video elements, and works with bands, speakers and other main stage talent.

Activator | Woo | Responsibility | Restorative | Communication



Karen Pheasant

Karen Pheasant

Karen is a gifted graphic designer and layout artist whose day job is with Church Marketing Solutions. Karen has sacrificially and diligently served the Exponential community and team for many years.

Connectedness | Ideation | Belief | Positivity | Developer | Adaptability


Ron Furgerson

Ron Furgerson

Ron is our resident FBI agent, who after a successful career running one of the most important crime labs in the world, entered the world of church planting. Ron now serves church planters via Exponential helping with all things social media.


Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch

Alan is our resident missional guru (although none of us can understand what he says – both the accent and the profound smarts are things most of our team don’t understand). Alan oversees the Learning Community for Missional Future Travelers along with Rob Wegner.

Ideation | Strategic | Input | Command | Learner

    DNA

  • Serving

    We’re the catapult not the carrier. Our fruit grows on others’ trees.
    We seek to come alongside and help accelerate what God is already doing through others. We are not in competition with any church planting organizations but have a posture of you can do it, how can we help?

  • Diversity

    In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity, with a precious few essentials.
    Diversity of models and approaches. We seek to platform the aggregation of what God is up to rather than one model or approach.

  • Pursuing Next

    Yesterday faithfully becomes today. We seek to look out the window and see things before others do.
    We are future biased and continually look for what God seems to be up to around us. Most productive work happens in the trenches today. We seek to help leaders be more effective and productive today by helping them see around the next corner yesterday.

  • Frugality and Stewardship

    We are faithful with little and trusted with much.
    We seek to remain small and decentralized in our overhead with innovative funding models (e.g. Business for Mission) that are not donor reliant.

  • Partnerships and Collaboration

    We limit doing what others can do better.
    We seek to work synergistically with others to accomplish more together than the sum of the individual parts.

  • Leveraging Leverage

    Go big or go home
    We seek to multiply one into one hundred in all that we do (as a way of modeling and of stewardship).

  • Islands of Health and Strength

    Where is God at work and how do we join him?
    We seek to find and come alongside strong leaders, surrendered to God, to help accelerate what God is doing through them.

  • From Clarity to Action

    Ideas without fruit are simply academic.
    We seek to help people get clarity on what’s next for them including how to embrace and implement ideas, principles and strategies and then to act.

    FAQs

  • Does Exponential plant churches?

    No. Exponential seeks to come alongside and serve church planters and the organizations they are affiliated with. We seek to impact church planting by accelerating the multiplication of leading organizations who are planting churches.

  • Does Exponential provide financial grants to church planters?

    We do not provide financial grants, however, we do help resource other church planting organizations who do provide grants.
    How does Exponential serve church planters and church planting ministries? Click here to learn more about how we serve planters.

  • Who owns Exponential?

    Exponential is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves the broad, evangelical church planting community. The governing Board of Exponential consists of experienced leaders from church planting networks. The Board currently consists of leaders from New Thing (newthing.org), Stadia (stadia.cc), Passion for Planting (church-planting.net) and Orchard Group (orchardgroup.org).

  • Is Exponential affiliated with a specific network or denomination?

    The roots of Exponential trace to the Christian Churches. Today, Exponential serves any Evangelical ministry. We currently serve over 50 different networks and denominations.

  • Who are some of the ministries Exponential serves?

    Examples include: Association of Related Churches, New Thing, Acts 29 Network, Stadia, Launch Network, Vision 360, Orchard Group, Missio, Forge, Assemblies of God, Evangelical Free Church of America, Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference), Southern Baptists, etc.

  • How does Exponential fund its operations?

    We essentially function as a Business for Mission. This means we are not reliant on donor dollars or fundraising for operations. The fees charged for the operations we sponsor cover our operations. We maintain a very lean and frugal overhead. Where appropriate to pilot new initiatives and / or strategically grow existing initiatives, we do accept donor investments.