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Have you ever wished that you had an avenue to ask questions to church leaders who have cracked the church multiplication code? Well, that’s what this podcast is designed to bring you – an inside look at churches who are reproducing churches who are reproducing churches amazingly well. All of these episodes are designed to help your church become the level 5 church that it was designed to be. We know this journey won’t happen over night but the hope is to give you some practical tools in your church multiplication journey.

Reproducing Churches Exponential

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Have you ever wished that you had an avenue to ask questions to church leaders who have cracked the church multiplication code? Well, that’s what this podcast is designed to bring you – an inside look at churches who are reproducing churches who are reproducing churches amazingly well. All of these episodes are designed to help your church become the level 5 church that it was designed to be. We know this journey won’t happen over night but the hope is to give you some practical tools in your church multiplication journey.

    A Journey of Multiplication — Vance Pitman, Hope Church Las Vegas

    A Journey of Multiplication — Vance Pitman, Hope Church Las Vegas

    A Journey of Multiplication — Vance Pitman, Hope Church Las Vegas





     Vance Pitman is the Senior Pastor of Hope Church Las Vegas, a church plant of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia. His expositional teachings and command of the diverse biblical vernacular captivate his audience and urge them to ask, “How can I be more involved in the Kingdom?”In this podcast, hear from Vance as he shares his heart behind his journey through church multiplication over the years.“You've got to get to that place of surrendering and realizing that that as a church planter and pastor, your job is not to grow a church,” Vance says. “Your job is to introduce people to the King, disciple them in kingdom living, and then send them out for the expansion of God's kingdom — which is a radically different mindset than I'd come from… our calling is the expansion of his kingdom and we're to surrender everything — daily surrender in ministry, surrender of the ministry, all of that is what it's really all about.”Check out this podcast, and why not go ahead and subscribe and leave us a review to help others find our podcast? It’s a small way that you can be a part of helping us accelerate multiplication!

    • 28 min
    Multiplication Bingo — Kevin Barnhart, Evangelical Free Church

    Multiplication Bingo — Kevin Barnhart, Evangelical Free Church

    Multiplication Bingo — Kevin Barnhart of Calvary Evangelical Free Church





    Kevin Barnhart has a passion, and if you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear it come through on almost every question. As a matter of fact, it’s actually one of the keys to multiplication.It’s where multiplication either bottlenecks or accelerates… but I’m not going to tell you what it is. You’ll have to listen and play Multiplication Bingo with us on the Reproducing Churches Podcast to hear what the key was for Kevin Barnhart, pastor of Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove, MN.Here are a few other things to play with for your Bingo game:Church plantingResourcesTransitionsAll of these are covered in today’s podcast, but if you’re paying attention, you’ll hit Bingo with our mystery topic.It’s the secret sauce of multiplication, and we’ve covered it as a leading theme at our annual Exponential conference."You might plant," says Kevin, "But if they die as fast as you're planting them after 10 years, you're really not changing the region.”Paul had four principles:Proclaiming the gospelForming biblical communityMaking disciplesRaising up and sending out leadersAll contribute to sustainable multiplication. Without all four of those working, eventually a movement starts to break down.Check out this podcast, and why not go ahead and subscribe and leave us a review to help others find our podcast? It’s a small way that you can be a part of helping us accelerate multiplication!

    • 33 min
    How to Start a Residency — Ray Chang of the Ambassador Church Network

    How to Start a Residency — Ray Chang of the Ambassador Church Network

    How to Start a Residency — Ray Chang of the Ambassador Church Network





    Many churches dream of starting a church planting residency, but never do.What are the first steps to starting one?In this podcast, you’ll hear from Pastor Ray Chang, former assistant to Chuck Swindoll, and Director of the Ambassador Church Network, as he gives advice on how to run a successful church residence.As a Korean-American leader, Ray has been instrumental in planting multi-ethnic churches, and founding a multi-ethnic network of planters.In this podcast we tackle:DiversityThe nuts and bolts of church planting residenciesHow to get startedListen today to take your next steps in developing others to foster multiplication.

    • 33 min
    Prepping for the Future of Church Multiplication — Peter Mueller of the ACTS Church Network

    Prepping for the Future of Church Multiplication — Peter Mueller of the ACTS Church Network

    Prepping for the Future of Church Multiplication — Peter Mueller of the ACTS Church Network





    Do you ever wish that you had a time machine? What would you go and tell your younger self when you got started on this ministry journey all those years ago? Or, if you’re just starting out, what questions would you want to ask your future self if you could get your hands on an affordable DeLorean that could go “Marty McFly” on the future?Well, thankfully, God has provided the church with leaders who are humble enough to know that they don’t have the answers to every question, yet realize that they have something to offer the generation behind them! When you’re starting out, your questions, challenges, and struggles aren’t the same as they will be ten years in. But what if somebody could help you right now save a lot of time, energy, and wasted resources to start prepping for the future so that you don’t have to make all of the same mistakes that they did?Enter Peter Mueller. Peter and the ACTS Church Network are looking back to ten fruitful years of switching their focus from a "church" to a church multiplication network. But more importantly, they’re looking forward. Over the years, they’ve put some amazing systems in place to help the next generation coming behind them get straight down to business. You don’t have to waste time rediscovering the pioneer routes over the mountains. These guys have already done that, and they’ve made maps! Blaze a faster route with some of the wisdom from today’s guest: Peter Mueller of the ACTS Network in Austin, Texas.Today’s episode covers some of the following:You never know when some life-changing thing is going to be saidHow to make sure you don’t just “think about multiplying” but actually do itWhy we need to collaborate togetherWhat multiplication networks look like for LutheransThe ACTS Network processHow to see 100 churches planted in the next 10 yearsAll of this and more will be found in the Exponential Reproducing Churches podcast with Peyton Jones. Listen now!

    • 35 min
    A Church of House Churches — Jason Shepperd of Church Project

    A Church of House Churches — Jason Shepperd of Church Project

    A Church of House Churches — Jason Shepperd of Church Project











    What do you think of when you hear the words “house churches”?



    Do your palms get a little sweaty? Do you start to get nervous, and look around for an exit? Do you get twitchy, and wonder if somebody is going to convince you that this is THE WAY?



    In recent years, Exponential has been asking church leaders to review their score card, and take stock of what they value and celebrate. What if our scorecard valued multiplication over anything else? Would it help us to be open to other models that God is using in church multiplication?



    Regardless of your chosen model, today’s episode will help you to think outside the box and learn some important lessons from what a reproducing house church movement looks like.



    Today’s guest is Jason Shepperd of Church Project. Church Project began in 2010 with 40 people in an obscure warehouse, and quickly grew to thousands. We were pursuing a New Testament elemental DNA of discipleship, simplicity, generosity, diversity in community, reproduction, and a “declergyification” of the centrality of the church. We were attempting to return to a biblical and Spirit-led church planting pursuit, and to resist most common elements of churches and church planting – massive marketing, mega overhead, and attractive and attractional elements.



    Church Project isn’t just a church. It’s a church of house churches, that has also become a network of churches of house churches. Confused yet? After few minutes into today’s episode, you won’t be.



    In fact, you’ll be refreshed by Jason’s commitment to strip everything back to the barebones of multiplication and “do things the easy way.”



    Perhaps you thought that house churches did things the hard way, but after today, you’ll see a network of multiplying house churches that has plenty of money to spare and give, simply because they have very little overhead.



    Here’s some of today’s topics:



    Why you might need to reconsider the house church model

    How house churches multiply

    The benefits of space, and paid staff to a house church movement

    How you can rewrite your church’s scorecard



    What can established and traditional churches learn from house churches? Listen to today’s podcast and find out from Jason Shepperd.

    • 42 min
    A New Set of Blueprints — Jeff Leake of Allison Park Church

    A New Set of Blueprints — Jeff Leake of Allison Park Church

    A New Set of Blueprints — Jeff Leake of Allison Park Church











    Some people think that multiplication is just the “new hotness” for people who plant. But the reality is that established churches can plant just as well, if not better, than newer churches.



    Sometimes, becoming a multiplying church is simply a matter of focus.



    For Jeff Leake of Allison Park Church in Pennsylvania, his focus couldn’t have been more different. When he took the pastorate there after the church had been through a rough time, he was focused on merely surviving, and not getting too crunched in the process. Church growth would have been nice, but he wasn’t counting on it.



    But, the church slowly did begin to grow, and when they hit a space capacity issue that turned into a dead end, Jeff began to seek God like never before. Out of this “sink or swim” mentality, God began to share his heart with Jeff, and focus his vision on something completely different.



    You could say that the story of Allison Park Church in Pennsylvania is a story of God interrupting a leader’s plans, and giving him a new set of blueprints. Today, Allison Park Church is focused more on its “grand-daughter churches” than its “daughter” churches. The church even has some great-grandchildren because it has multiplied out 31 times in the last 24 years.



    This episode’s topics include:



    How God uses desperation in a leader’s life

    Creating a multiplication culture within your church

    Modeling multiplication for the next generation

    How to deal with the pain when those you send seem ungrateful and hurt you

    How to know when your vision for your church is “too small”



    Tune into this Exponential Reproducing Churches Podcast as Jeff Leake helps refocus our vision to what God is doing, and possibly wants to do in your city.

    • 35 min

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