The last two days I spoke for a total of 7 hours at The Exponential Conference in Orlando. It started with Pre-Conference track where I walked through the four-fold Vision Pathway. Then I spoke in the Reproducing Movements track with Alan Hirsch, Dave & Jon Ferguson, Billy Hornsby, Greg Surratt and Efrem Smith.

I opened the talk with two movement killers:

  • CONTROL (Leadership Issue)

  • COMPLEXITY (Organizational and Communication Issue)

I then summarized how we must overcome "thinkholes" and frame clarity to achieve one of THE essential ingredients of reproducing, movement oriented vision:


I am grateful to Matt Erikson who did a fantastic job capturing some notes from this talk and very complete notes from the PreConference. 

Here's one thought that I contributed to the conversation on reproducing movements:

Reproduction and Imitation Don't Mix. It takes so much conviction and courage to lead a movement that reproduces that if you aren't thinking your way through your own DNA and unique model of ministry it just won't happen. The fountainhead of every great movement was a moment of original, God-inspired clarity.
Topics: Date: Apr 21, 2010 Tags: Exponential Conference / Movements / Reproducing Leaders