• Mobilization Equipping Lab

    Only $59

    a dynamic, interactive experience hosted by Path 1 for receiving training, tips, and practical wisdom from experienced mobilization leaders.


Mobilizing Lay Leadership for the Church Planting Movement

An Equipping Lab for Church Leaders

The most underutilized/untapped resource for church planting involves lay men and lay women. Path1 offers an energetic 2-day workshop that remembers how laity helped expand the church westward in early American history. Dr. Douglas Ruffle, author of A Missionary Mindset: What Church Leaders Need to Know to Reach Their Community — Lessons from E. Stanley Jones, will apply missional principles for how laity can reach non-Christians and nominal Christians with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Rev. William Chaney will show how a Coach Approach to Ministry will help guide laity in church planting. He will also help frame a generational understanding of African Americans to provide laity with tools to reach this segment of the population. Dr. Bener Agtarap draws upon his church planting experience as a layperson with simple-to-follow guidelines for starting new communities of faith. Each session will include time for group discussion and questions and answers from the speakers.


February 26-27, 2018


Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am


3000 S John Young Pkwy
Orlando, FL


Douglas Ruffle, William Chaney, and Bener Agtarap

The Topics

For Church Multiplication Leaders

 Why plant new communities of faith with laity?
How laity brought Christ to the frontier in the early 1800’s and the principles that still hold true today
How a Coach Approach to Ministry can move lay people into a leadership/discipleship pipeline that naturally leads them to initiate new faith communities based on their gifts and talents
How clergy can help laity have the tools and knowledge necessary to plant new faith communities
The seasons, systems and strategies for planting new faith communities
Understanding African American generations for starting new faith communities
Building a lay-driven church planting movement

A great way to invest in your church. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be inspired, equipped, and empowered to MOBILIZE!

The Challenge

Our Need to Mobilze Believers

“As church leaders, we have a decision to make:  Will the church lead the way on the topic of personal calling, or, will we leave people to figure it out on their own?”

Todd Wilson, CEO Exponential


Missional Practitioners

Douglas Ruffle

Douglas Ruffle

Douglas Ruffle serves as Associate Executive Director of Path 1 and is the author of Missionary Mindset: What Church Leaders Need to Know to Reach Their Community – Lessons from E. Stanley Jones (2016), and Roadmap to Renewal: Rediscovering the Church's Mission, Revised Edition with Study Guide (2017). Both books have been translated into Spanish (Hacia Una Mentalidad Misionera and Hoja de Ruta: La Iglesia Renueva Su Mision). He has served the church as Pastor, Agency Executive, Conference Director of Congregational Development, and missionary (Argentina).

William Chaney

William Chaney

William has served in full-time ministry for 25 years as a church planter, pastor, minister of music and District Superintendent in the United Methodist Church. William currently serves as the Southeast Jurisdiction New Church Strategist for the United Methodist Church and his portfolio includes coaching, developing assessment processes for church planters, consulting with Annual Conferences regional planting strategies and African American church planting. William has planted two churches and has served as a catalytic leader in church planting his entire ministry.

Bener Agtarap

Bener Agtarap

Bener has over 30 years of ministry within the UMC connection, both in the Philippines and USA, where he served as lay planter, district and conference superintendent, and General Agency Executive. Currently, he is serving as Path 1 Executive Director and Associate General Secretary, New Church Starts at Discipleship Ministries. He is leading the Path 1 Movement to plant one church a day in the United States and around the globe.

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