• 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

  • 6 Coaching Questions for Developing Leaders

    Nothing is more important than to the mission of Jesus than to disciple and develop leaders. If you are responsible for the care and development of leaders – staff and volunteers, use these six questions as a basic agenda for any one-on-one coaching conversation and you will see them grow and flourish. Here are six questions in order that you should ask when meeting. Let me briefly explain the brilliance behind each one of these six questions: 1) “How are … read more

  • 6 Questions for Discovering Your God-Given Possibilities

    For the last eight years I have used the last week of the year and the first week of the new year to evaluate who I am; who does God want me to be and how I am doing.  The process has continued to evolve over the years, but much of it revolves around prayerfully working through six questions. These six questions help me discern the God-given possibilities for my life. There is just something powerful about writing down (or typing on … read more

  • 9 Behaviors Of A Multiplying Church

    A church committed to multiplication will demonstrate the following types of behaviors: 1. Multiplying churches have a scorecard that is as focused on starting new churches as it is on adding new members. 2. Multiplying churches give their first fruits to church planting, including at least the first 10 percent of their tithes and offerings. 3. Multiplying church leaders have a specific vision and strategy for multiplication, including accountability measures for monitoring progress. 4. Multiplying churches value raising up and … read more

  • Exponential – Now Translated Into German!

    Five years ago Jon and I wrote, Exponential: How You And Your Friends Can Start A Missional Church Movement to share in simple, back-of-a-napkin instructions how God had worked through COMMUNITY and NewThing to grow an amazing church and catalyze a movement of reproducing churches!  I’m excited to announce that Zondervan is now publishing Exponential in a German edition!  Thanks to the leadership of Luthar Krauss on January 18-23, 2016 I will be in Schwabisch Gmund and then Dussledorf, Germany for the public release … read more