#Exponential 2011 Notes: Neil Cole

Spent a few days learning with 4,000 Church Planting Leaders at the Exponential Conf. A few notes from one of the Main Sessions with Neil Cole:

  • If we’re going to reach the world, we’re going to have to learn to multiply.
  • The silver bullet of church multiplication = “Christ in you, the hope of glory” Colossians 1:27. The power to start a movement is within every Christian.
  • Exponential growth always starts slow and small but builds momentum over time. We’re often seduced to want to start big and fast. We stop doing what multiplies and start doing what adds, because we lose patience.
  • Movements are most vulnerable at the start. Why? (1) Seduction of addition, (2) development of leadership dependency issues instead of empowering disciples, (3) misplaced faith – instead of in Christ’s power we put faith in our strategies and plans.
  • Don’t plant churches, plant Jesus. Church doesn’t change lives, Jesus does.
  • Leadership dependency kills movements.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on May 2, 2011, in Church Planting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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