Ever wonder how churches come in so many flavors? There is a world of gardeners, of curators, a world of church planters who work with communities and soon-to-be church leaders to plow, fertilize, and prepare the ground for a church to be planted and bloom into amazingness. Come and hang with Paul to learn about how you might learn to listen for the needs of your community, and be a co-creator who could make new spaces for new people!
Paul is a pastor, coach, ministry strategist and student of culture. He lives in downtown Washington DC, with an office on K Street. He operates in multiple time zones and cultural contexts each week. An author of eight books, Paul teaches in all sorts of venues from online cohorts to regional seminars to a course at Wesley Theological Seminary. Paul planted one of the earliest campuses of a multi-site Protestant congregation, in the 1990s, a site that grew well past 1,000 worshippers a week. Paul has been thinking, coaching and working around issues of multi-site ministry longer than almost any other coach or consultant around. Paul has been coach to the fastest growing UMC in the United States (Embrace Church Sioux Falls). He also has worked with Urban Village Chicago, City Square Phoenix, After Hours Denver, New Day Bronx, The Loft@Westwood in LA, Valley Praise in Harlingen, Texas; Broken Builders in NYC, RISE in Harrisonburg, Virginia; The Gathering Virginia Beach, West UMC in Mooresville, North Carolina; Hope.Gate.Way in Portland, Maine; and many other creative new ministries. Paul is on staff of Discipleship Ministries.
July 12, PM1, PM2
July 13, AM2, PM1