Exponential

058 - Passion 4 Planting

Sean Cronin joins me for episode 058 of the show. He works for our church planting organization called "Passion 4 Planting." The heart of P4P is to see churches multiply with the purpose of making disciples who make disciples. They come alongside churches with project management, free resources, templates, planter residencies, assessments and more. If you have ever felt the tug toward church planting, I can't recommend touching base with P4P enough.

Even if you aren't a church planter in waiting, your church can still connect with P4P. Maybe you have a dream for going multi-site or launching churches. P4P comes alongside those churches and leaders to help with training, preparation and strategies to get there. So P4P isn't just for brand new startups. Their mindset is a Kingdom mindset to help churches multiply and make disciples.

Highlights | 

  • We developed our system partly to come alongside churches to help them multiply and make disciples.
  • We have a vision to multiply, but how do we do it?
  • We are helping church planter residents ask the right questions about how to plant a church.
  • Let's be intentional and strategic about leadership development with our church plants.
  • The smartest thing Dave Ferguson has ever done was connecting NewThing to Passion 4 Planting.
  • Bootcamp breaks down strategies and plans for your church plant into a week long intensive training.
  • We partner with local churches to help them with strategies by giving away free tools and templates.
  • If you have questioned if God is calling you to plant a church, take part of Passion 4 Planting's assessment to find discernment.
  • Many planters are vision drunk on their own vision.
  • The wells of resources for church planting are drying up and church planters are going to have to be more creative when it comes to funding their plants.

Links | 

Website - http://church-planting.net

Twitter - https://twitter.com/4planting

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/passion4planting/

NewThing Network - http://newthing.org 

Phil Ling Book - The Generosity Tsunami

Weekly Email | 

I send a weekly email called "Stan's Field Notes" on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

 

057 - Lessons Learned from Exponential

I recently got back home after attending the Exponential Conference in Orlando, Florida. And all I can say is that if you're missing out on the resources and content from Exponential, you need to change that. This podcast episode focuses on some of my lessons learned while at Exponential. I was fortunate enough to be able to serve as the social media guy during the week. Running Twitter and Facebook for a conference this size had me a little nervous, but it ended up being a fantastic week.

In this episode I share 4 lessons learned at main sessions. All of those lessons learned I tweeted live while they were happening. I also share 1 lesson learned while walking through the different workshops. I share that in this episode and in the highlights below. 

Highlights |

  • "You can spend 20 years in ministry doing the right thing and miss the greater thing God is doing." Albert Tate
  • "What percentage of what you know do you actually obey?" Jossy Chacko
  • "You don't have a church. You've been entrusted to steward what belongs to the living God." Leonce Crump
  • "I'm asking you to make a commitment today to be someone who will give your life away for the Kingdom so that it can be on earth as it is in heaven." Danielle Strickland
  • "Husbands, pray over your wives. Don't just pray for them. Wrap them in your arms and pray a simple prayer over them." Geoff Surratt

Links |

Exponential Conference - http://exponential.org

Digital Access Pass - https://exponential.net/digital-access-pass/

Exponential Events - https://register.exponential.org

Weekly Email |

I send a weekly email called "Stan's Field Notes" on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

045 - LIVE from Exponential West 2017

I love the Exponential Conference. It's one of the greatest weeks of my year. The networking and friendships that develop are life-changing. The focus of Exponential is simply multiplication. How does the church have an "Exponential" impact on the world? We do that through disciples making disciples who plant churches that will plant churches. Think of a guy like Ralph Moore who has planted more than 2500 churches. That's the kind of multiplication that Exponential is all about. If you have ever thought or dreamed of planting a church, you simply can't miss Exponential. You can find out more on their website at exponential.org.

Follow Exponential on...

Twitter - https://twitter.com/churchplanting

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/churchplanting

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/church_planting/

In this episode I spend time talking to some of the sponsors who help make Exponential happen. They share what it is that they do and where you can learn more. They also share what they love about Exponential. You are not going to want to miss all the great and FREE resources that are linked in this episode. You can see them all below. 

Exponential Sponsors & Resources |

Portable Church - https://www.portablechurch.com

Passion 4 Planting - http://church-planting.net

Gospel Project - https://www.gospelproject.com

Acts 29 - http://www.acts29.com

Disciples Path - http://www.lifeway.com/n/Product-Family/Disciples-Path

Disciple Xchange - http://www.disciplexchange.com

Living as One - https://livingasone.com

Regal Theater Church - https://corporateboxoffice.com/theatre-church

Discipleship.org - http://discipleship.org

Radiant Printing - http://www.radiantprinting.com

Church on Wheels - http://churchonwheels.com

Right Now Media - https://www.rightnowmedia.org

CDF Capital - https://www.cdfcapital.org

Send Network - https://www.namb.net/send-network

New Thing Network - http://www.newthing.org

Wave - http://wave.us

Weekly Email

I send a weekly email out on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

014 - Brad Barbour Church Planter Profile

Meet Brad Barbour, Lead Pastor and Church Planter for Soul Church in Raleigh, NC. It was a pleasure to chat with him and to have known him over the last 5 years. He has a compelling vision and story. God is up to some great stuff through him and his family in Raleigh. If you're in the Raleigh area or looking for a church home there, check out what he is up to at Soul Church.

Website - http://www.soulchurchnc.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/soulchurchnc/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/soulchurchnc

009 - LIVE From Exponential Regional DC

The Exponential Conference is one of the best conferences I have ever attended. If you are thinking about planting a church, are a current ministry leader or a part of a church network and want to connect to more people, Exponential provides all of that and more. You can find them at exponential.org.

In this episode, I talk to some of the sponsors, volunteers, attendees and speakers at the Exponential Regional event. I hope it gives you a glimpse into what Exponential is like as well as some encouragement to reach out for some of the great resources they offer. You won't regret it.

Best quotes |

"I smile and wave all the time. I'm extremely friendly." Beth Spalding (volunteer)

"I loved it so much, I think I'm going to come back tomorrow." James Parker (attendee)

"We help churches bring their story to life through environmental storytelling." Josh (Wave)

"We are all about starting healthy churches." Dale Spaulding (Passion4Planting)

"It's not about conferences. It's not about learning communities. It's about moving the needle toward multiplication." Bill Couchenour (Exponential)

"I like finding ways to tell stories that haven't been told yet." Don Smith (Wave)

"We have a special program specifically for start up church and mobile churches." Bjorn (National Church Group)

"We come alongside church planters to help them do what God has called them to do." Tom Herrick (Titus Institute)

"I'm empowered to equip others around me." Merton Huff (Attendee)

"Church planting saved my life." Michael Bartlett (Church Planter)

"What I love about Exponential the most, is its a gathering of the church, capital C." Josh Burnett (Revolution Annapolis)

"Stay hungry. Stay humble. Honor people. Rest a lot." Ryan Kwon (Church Planter)

"I love interacting with people from all different backgrounds who all share the same heart for church planting." Neil Wheeler (Waypoint Church Partners)

Great links |

  1. Exponential Conference - exponential.org
  2. Wave - wave.us
  3. Passion4Planting - church-planting.net
  4. New Life Christian Church - newlife.church
  5. The nZone - thenZone.com
  6. Equip Studio - equipstudio.com
  7. National Church Group - ncginsurance.com
  8. Titus Institute for Church Planting - tituschurchplanting.org
  9. The Frederick Project - thefrederickproject.com
  10. Revolution Annapolis - revolutionannapolis.com
  11. Resonate Church - resonatemovement.org
  12. Waypoint Church Partners - waypointchurchpartners.com