Dave Ferguson

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Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders

In Hero Maker you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential.

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I love helping leaders’ dreams come true and love helping people find their way back to God. That passion has led me to write books, pastor a church, start a network of new churches and lead a conference. It sounds like a lot but I have terrific people all around me.

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Proactively Starting Over

This story is mine… I just drove back from Grand Rapids after dropping my soon-to-be college freshman son off at Calvin College for cross-country camp. Even though Caleb has no plans to come home till his birthday in October Sue and I agreed to tell ourselves we were just dropping him off for cross-country camp and not really college. Why? I think it is our way pretending he is still at home till we drive back up to Grand Rapids … read more

My Prepared Notes for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

One of the most popular leadership podcasts anywhere is the weekly Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. So when Carey extended the invitation to interview me about Hero Maker: 5 Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders, my forthcoming book and the big idea for Exponential 2018 Conference, I was quick to say, “Yes sir!” When Carey interviews someone he captures the audio while you are interviewed on a video platform; that way you can see each other creating a more dynamic conversation. … read more

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Who Was Your Hero Maker?

Many of us have someone who believed in us before we ever believed in ourselves. It might have been a coach, teacher, parent, mentor or perhaps someone who came along for a short period of time and said something or did something that changed the trajectory of your life. I call them “hero makers.” They believed you could do or be something heroic and they invested in you. Take a few minutes and let me know who was your hero maker? You can decide if it is just for me or if I can share it with others. I would love to her from you!