Exponential: Dave Ferguson & Alan Hirsch – Breakout Session 4, “Organizing for Reproduction”

Dave Ferguson is the senior pastor of Community Christian Church & the president of the Exponential Conference.
Alan Hirsch is the co-founder of Shapevine & wrote the book, The Forgotten Ways.

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THREE SIGNIFICANT REPRODUCING ADVANCES – Dave Ferguson

  1. Church Planting
    • Church Plants grow 23x faster
    • 10x the number of conversions
  2. Multi-Site
    • In 1990, there were 10 Multi-Site Churches
    • in 1998, there were 100 Multi-Site Churches
    • In 2004, there were about 1500 Multi-Site Churches
    • 1 out of 4 megachurches are multi-site
    • 7 of the 10 fastest growing churches are multi-site
    • 9 of the 10 largest churches are multi-site
  3. Missional/Incarnational
    • Winning is no longer seen as just larger size, but reproduction is now seen as winning.

SHIFTS TOWARD BECOMING A REPRODUCING CHURCH – Dave Ferguson

  1. Making a shift from church growth to being a missional movement.
    • You value the new more than the old.
    • You value the edge more than the center.
    • You value the lost more than the found.
    • You value the going more than the staying.
  2. From ministry managers to spiritual entrepreneurs.
  3. Making a shift from being Reactive to Proactive
    • It’s not about 80% full
    • It’s about artist and leader readiness – with the need to reproduce, we must produce more and better leaders & artists.
  4. Moving from Addition to Multiplication

CHARACTERISTICS OF A MOVEMENT – Alan Hirsch

  1. There is movement.
  2. There is a Structure Network
    • The is no center/authority is decentralized
    • Each component has the same DNA and is able to reproduce the whole.
    • Spider vs. Starfish
      • Just like a starfish, each aspect of a movement should be able to reproduce.

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