Exponential: How to Accomplish the Jesus Mission

Jesus gives us a mission to change the world, and it can seem overwhelming at times But the potential to complete the Jesus mission lies within each of us, as we learn to reproduce our faith as individuals and as reproducing churches.
Exponential How to Accomplish the Jesus Mission Jesus gives us a mission to change the world and it can seem overwhelming at times But the potential to complete the Jesus mission lies within each of us as we learn to reproduce our faith as indivi

  • Title: Exponential: How to Accomplish the Jesus Mission
  • Author: Dave Ferguson Jon Ferguson
  • ISBN: 9780310586395
  • Page: 316
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Exponential: How to Accomplish the Jesus Mission”

    1. Inspiring. I read this while working on a church plant. I haven't had any official church planting training and while I would like to eventually this training, this was a great book to help me understand the basics of creating a church that is tuned for growth.

    2. How many times have you read the New Testament book of Acts and wondered, “Why doesn't that look like my church?” Struggles with creating a “missional heart” in our flock seem to bring constant frustration to many a pastor and church leader. Dave and Jon Ferguson have answered those concerns with a clear plan, a method if you will, of reproducing leaders who will reproduce others. In Exponential: How You and Your Friends Can Start a Missional Church Movement, amzn/dQg94f you will not hea [...]

    3. "And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’” Luke 5:39. How easy it is for us to get stuck in old traditions and old ways of doing church. We often believe that the way we're doing it now is good enough, besides change is hard! But what does it look like to follow the creative Spirit of God into the uncertainties of the 21st century? Will we be known (and forgotten) for upholding the status quo or will we ask the hard questions about what it really mean [...]

    4. A how-to manual for starting a missional church movement, Exponential offers a practical guide for reproducing leaders, churches, and networks of churches. Reproduction must be an intentional and systematic effort built into the DNA of a church. Relying on their experiences at Community Christian Church and NewThing, the Ferguson brothers provide an inspiring and useful examination of what makes movements move. A+

    5. Church leaders need to know how to find & deploy leaders. Exponential gives excellent insights on creating a leadership pipeline through both small groups and creative ministries in your church. The only weakness of the book is that it doesn't address leadership development through other ministries -- children, youth, connections.

    6. Good look at multiplication of churches from a mega-church perspective. I really like some of their practical points on apprenticing and coaching. My strongest critique is that the American style of large group passive worship services are not questioned or analyzed through a multiplication lenses but just accepted as a given. Overall worth the read.

    7. A church growth book for a new era of Christian faith - developing a Jesus movement via the duplication of leaders and artists and the networking of multi-site churches. Solid foundation of scripture helps keep the principles in this book from simply mimicking a consumer business strategy for expanding market share. Worthwhile for those who truly want to make a difference for Christ.

    8. Dave Ferguson does an excellent job mapping out a strategy for building and multiplying churches. I love his focus on reaching the unchurched. He also does an excellent job focusing on apprentanceship (though I like the term discipleship a bit better). A thought provoking book that helps process a healthy church.

    9. This book sparks big time vision. You will dream big. However, they cast their dream so large that for 90%of church leaders it will be too much. Still, I mined a lot of gold out of this book for the here and now: discipleship, leadership development, and more. Don't regret the time at all.

    10. Tools for multiplication instead of addition in church growth. Inspirational and based on success stories. Slightly repetetive, felt like they stretched into a book what could have fit in much fewer pages, but overall very quality stuff.

    11. Just finished after dwelling on early chapters for a long time. This has been one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. Dreaming big! Highly recommended for discussion/dialogue. Many useful examples, lists, ideas and proven results.

    12. Time to start a movementThis book is an excellent resource on how to practically make church that reproduce other churches, disciples, and leaders. A must read for any church pastor and planter.

    13. Loved it, revolutionary any person that cares for discipleship and leader development should read this.

    14. Great book that will get you thinking about ways to invest in others in a meaningful way that has the potential to start a movement of God in your church or area.

    15. WOW!!! Not interested in church planting? Still a great read for every Christ-follower because it hits the core of our purpose this side of eternity. You need this in your library.

    16. Great book on planting and building churches. The concept of mentoring leaders is one the church needs to recapture.

    17. Great book. Lots of practical advice and information on having a reproducing ministry. There are a lot of ideas and concepts that I want to steal, because they are that good.

    18. Helpful, practical and biblically-centered. Excellent for church leaders who are looking for direction and guidance in developing and discipling a growing church.

    19. THE best book on church leadership and growth there is out there. There also is a little snippet in here of my story.

    20. Love this book. It's essentially how I am thinking about ministry. How can I reproduce everything that we are doing in ministry?

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