It was the ultimate bandfest where headliners like Radiohead, the Foo Fighters, Beck, Rage Against the Machine and Incubus took the stage in rocked the world as the Woodstock of the 90s.
Simply put, if you were into rock, it was the place to be.
Exponential is the Lollapalooza of church planting.
Hundreds of speakers are under one roof, at any given time, kicking down church planting wisdom applicable to various contexts, models, and methods.
But the thing I appreciate about Exponential the most, is that they get it.
Every week, I sit with Pete Mitchell, friend, business partner, and former church planting core team member, and talk church planting.
The first 30 minutes of the show we engage with something called “smack talk” consisting of banter on culture, pop culture, the news, and whatever else we feel like talking about. Then, for the remaining 30 minutes, we talk church planting goodness. It’s like getting to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop.
This week, we discuss Bill Paxton, and I go on a little bit of a rant about why stuff like this matters if you’re trying to reach people.
For those of you who haven’t read Church Zero…ahem…
We are starting a new series on the Church Planter Podcast leading up to my next book Reaching The Unreached: Becoming Raiders Of The Lost Art. The book will explore what happens when the gifts of everyday believers are activated by the 5 roles in Ephesians 4:10-11.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve started to unpack what FIST leadership is (Hint: It’s about church planting as a team).
In 2013, I wrote a little book called Church Zero. It was punchy, humorous, and 1st Century. It got 109 reviews (85% of them 4 or 5 stars).
Today, I received notice that Zondervan has formally accepted my manuscript for my next book REACHING THE UNREACHED: Becoming Raiders of a Lost Art.