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What if I'm Found Wanting?

That’s the question Bill Greiner of Eagle Ridge Church of God found himself asking as he and his church prepared for their consultation weekend with HGC last year. 

Bill admits he is a reluctant senior pastor. After 20 years in youth ministry, Bill found himself in the Senior Pastor seat of a church with a debt of $1 million dollars on their building, an oversized staff, a recent exodus of key leaders and an aging congregation. To say it was a rough start in the role is an understatement. 

Bill spent the first years at Eagle Ridge learning the job of Senior Pastor: healing his congregation, cutting debt, right-sizing his staff, and learning to preach. Eventually, he looked around and realized he had made progress but didn’t know where to go next.

“In the past, I always knew intuitively what’s next. But I had no idea what God wanted us to do next.” says Bill. 


Do you worry about finances?

While at Exponential East, we had the opportunity to preview a research project completed by Barna, sponsored by Thrivent Financial. The goal of the study was to look at the financial realities that church planters face across the country, and the implications of those realities for their families and their ministries. The findings are a good starting point for conversations between church planters and their supporters and innovative thinking about how to fund church startups.

We have been given the opportunity to offer the resulting eBook, Church Startups and Money, to you for free until 6/17!
Visit and use promo code ­­ FLCY66FG5C1W
to download a digital copy of the book. 

Did you miss Exponential East?

Exponential is announcing 2 new regional events so that even more people can hear the message of kingdom multiplication:
- Sept. 12-13, Washington, D.C.
We hear from many leaders that experience an Exponential Conference say, “I wish I was able to bring my team.” Many people just aren’t able to make a trip for the week in Orlando or LA. That’s exactly why we created these Regional Conferences. 
These 2 day events are designed to bring the full impact of the main stage from the Exponential East and West conferences closer to home. Plus, the Regionals offer innovative opportunities for leadership and teams to come together and be part of the same conversation as well as gather face to face with other church planters and learn from their peers. Leaders can dig deeper into the content they’re hearing on the Main Stage by participating in four leader-facilitated breakout discussions with others on the same journey.
The 2-day Regional Conferences feature:
- 10+speakers and worship in five main sessions
- The speakers include Dave Gibbons (D.C.), Dave Ferguson (both), Michael Frost (Chicago), Efrem Smith (Chicago) and Mark Batterson (D.C.), among others
- 4 leader-facilitated interactive breakout discussions with other church planters/leaders on the same journey or in the same network or denomination
- Half-day focused Precons
- Face-to-face connecting opportunities other church planters and the ability to bring leadership and launch teams together for the same conversation
- The opportunity for you to engage more members of your team in a collective learning experience
- An option for people that have not been able to get to Orlando/LA for the week to experience Exponential live
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