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Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author, founding and lead pastor of Chicago’s Community Christian Church, a missional multisite community considered one of the most influential churches in America. Dave is also the visionary for the international church planting movement NewThing and president of the Exponential Conference. Learn more about Dave at: daveferguson.org

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church building | Church Culture | Community Impact

How to Create a Healthy Church Culture

By: Dave Ferguson
May 21, 2019

The first person I ever heard talk about culture was Erwin McManus, pastor of Mosiac Church in Southern California. Erwin describes culture as spontaneous and repeated patterns of behavior. Brian Zehr, Co-founder and Leadership Architect at Intentional Impact, teaches that there are three things that make up culture: values, narrative, and behavior.

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Leadership | church building | church planting

5 Tensions in Becoming a Movement-Making Church

By: Dave Ferguson
January 21, 2016

Churches that are dedicated to reproducing will experience several ongoing tensions. You can't experience movement without feeling tension. Here are five of the most common pain points for churches that are focused on multiplying:

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Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.