FREE Live Webinar
with Drew Hyun, Jordan Rice, Paul Andrew, and Ed Stetzer
Date: August 23rd Time: 11:00am EDT (replay available)
Topic: Multiplication Thinking
Guests: Drew Hyun, Jordan Rice, Paul Andrew, and host Ed Stetzer
Special Guest: Drew is a Church Planter and Pastor of Hope Church Midtown, as well as the Founding Pastor of Hope Church NYC, a family of diverse churches in NYC and the Co-Founder of the New City Network, a network of urban churches. He has spent the last 16 years living and pastoring in New York.
Special Guest: Jordan Rice is a lawyer-turned-church-planter and the Lead Pastor of Renaissance Church in Harlem, NY. Over a period of years, Jordan became increasingly convicted about the need for spiritual growth and change in Harlem. He left behind his law career to study theology and entered a training program for church planting. He led the launch of Renaissance Church, which is now a thriving faith community! Renaissance is a gospel-centered, diverse community, seeking to see lives changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Special Guest: Paul Andrew is Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, a thriving faith community with multiple locations across New York City. The Liberty team’s dream is “to influence a city that influences the world,” and with each passing year the list of nations grows in which Liberty is having an impact through missions and church planting.
Host: Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.
Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week. Stetzer is Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of 70,000 readers.
As of fall 2015, Stetzer co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets.
He also serves the teaching pastor at Christ Fellowship, a multi-cultural gigachurch in Miami, Florida.
Ed’s books include: Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (with Daniel Im, 2016), Compelled: Living the Mission of God (with Philip Nation, 2011), and Planting Missional Churches (2006).
Hero Maker is the theme for Exponential 2018. It is based on Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders from the book Hero Maker by Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird. These five essential practices include multiplication thinking, permission giving, disciple multiplying, gift activating, and Kingdom Building. Most leaders measure success by what they accumulate, build and leave behind here on earth. They see themselves as the hero at the center of their own story. Hero-makers focus on who they catapult forward beyond themselves to have an eternal impact in God’s unfolding story.
The first shift in moving from hero to hero maker is multiplication thinking because it causes us to think beyond ourselves, beyond our churches. Instead of thinking the best way to maximize your ministry is through your leadership, you begin to realize that the best way to maximize God’s ministry is through multiplying and developing other leaders. Jesus didn’t think the mission would happen just through Him. Jesus’ words in Acts–the last ones He says on planet Earth–shows us that He knew the mission He set forth in Matthew 28 would happen through others who would multiply others. He was applying multiplication thinking. Ultimately, this kind of exponential thinking is catalyzed by a compelling cause or a bigger dream, the courage to think big and the humility to realize that this big idea won’t happen through you alone.
Join Ed Stetzer, Drew Hyun, Jordan Rice, and Paul Andrew as they discuss multiplication thinking!
August 23, 11am EDT