In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Dave and Jon Ferguson, authors of Exponential and founders of the church planting network New Thing. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- Has there ever been a time when you said I can’t work with my brother anymore? What does conflict look like between the two of you in front of your team?
- How do you lead together? How do you lead separately?
- How do you separate ministry and family, or do you?
- What’s the main point of your emphasis at New Thing and Community Christian?
- What does the leadership pipeline look like in your church?
“It started with five of us in a restaurant saying what would it look like if God did something that only He could do.”
“I can think about how things could be different with someone else or I can be reminded about how God has been good to us in allowing me to work with my brother for 30 years.”
“I’ve always felt that Dave genuinely has my best interest in my mind and the mission’s best interest at heart, and we are going to walk out of that room and I don’t have any question in his loyalty.”
“You are always going to work with or for somebody. Is your brother the kind of person you want to work with?”
“We more and more see our locations as being launching pads for new locations and churches.”
“Over the last three years, we’ve more than doubled the number of networks. We now have 155 networks, 2,600 churches are committed to reproducing, and those churches have planted over 1,600 churches.”
“When people become Christ-followers that’s the key leverage point for changing a person, a family, a community.”
“I was pursuing the American Dream and found out it wasn’t the real dream, and now I am pursuing the dream God has for me.”
“You will reproduce who you are.”
“I encourage leaders to lead at the smallest leadership level and at the highest level.”
“Everything it takes to multiply small groups on a different scale is what it takes to multiply a church.”
“Finding your way back to God is a life-changing moment, but it’s also a life-growing process.”
Email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
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