More: Author Archive

Read

Trouble Shooting the Four Fields: 2. Gospel

We’re looking at how to troubleshoot each of the Four Fields of a church planting movement. Key questions How many…
Read

The Roadmap to Missional

Across America, growing numbers of national church leaders are voicing what they describe as a “holy discontent.” The idea of…

Read

The Questions and Conversations Changing EFCA

Transformative Stories From Exponential Learning Communities Over the last several years, church leaders around the nation have journeyed together, in…

Read

What is Missional – Part 4

This is the fourth, and final post in the “what is missional” series. In the three previous posts (Part 1,…


Read

Troubleshooting the Four Fields: 1. Entry

We’re looking at how Nathan Shank troubleshoots each of the Four Fields of a church planting movement. Entry is all…
Read

Ways to Tell It’s Time for Change in the Organizational Structure

I’ve been a leader in an almost 200 year old company and a new business. I’ve led in a church…


Read

What is Missional – Part 3

Incarnational Mission In the last post I shared that the first theological distinction deals with the missionary nature of God…
Read

Exponential Announces New Pre-Launch Forum at Exponential West

As part of the new pre-conference gatherings at the upcoming Exponential West conference (Oct. 6-9), Exponential is bringing together five…


Read

How Leaders Can Get Out Of Jesus’ Way Of Building His Church

​Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. ~ Psalm 127:1 Realize the church is…

Read

Defusing a Near Gas Station Rumble – Blessed to Be a Blessing!

Some of you know that I encourage our seeker groups as they are going through the Story of Redemption to…

Read

Church Planter: Don’t Beat Yourself Up When People Leave!

When I first started out as a church planter, I had what I now realize was an idealistic dream of…
Read

Dru Dodson’s ‘Epic Failure’

Transformative Stories From Exponential Learning Communities Over the last several years, church leaders around the nation have journeyed together, in…