Each year as I gather at Exponential I see old friends and new who have invested in clarity and vision for their ministry-minded organizations. Here are their stories:


Years ago, the leaders of Warfarer Ministries developed their vision frame that sprung from a mission core of "awakening redefinition" about the person of Jesus. One of their mantras and their first core value is "Christ before Christianity." They eventual joined forces with 3dm and Mike Breen.  Check in with Dave Rhoades and Mike Breen as they help leaders build a discipling culture in post-Christian contexts. These guys walk the talk of missional community.


For 10 years the church capital campaign industry has declined due to overuse of a pre-packaged and overpriced model for raising money.  But the need to build a generous culture never goes out of style. That's why I like Generis. They maintain a position of thought leadership in the church space by bringing a 3-fold strategy to their mission of "accelerating generosity toward God-inpired vision." Be sure to meet Jim Sheppard, Brand Leper, Julie Bullock and Chris Willard. Ask them about their values.

FOR THE CHURCH as CCB (Church Community Builder)

This last year the leadership team of CCB (held by an organization whose name I love- "For the Church")  re-clarified that their mission is NOT about providing great software (although they do), but about helping church leaders master systems and process. This is a huge need in local churches. Their new mission is "Guiding church leaders to a better how." Be sure to catch Steve Caton and others on the team. Ask them about their values and their exciting new strategy.


Want to hear how a church plant can invest in clarity and vision? Connect with Russell Cravens and Andrew Minchew who lead Neartown Church in downtown Houston. I love these guys and their story. I have personally decided to invest in their vision as I have watched it birth from seed form to a fully-functioning church plant over the last 24 months. Early on, Russell took some key leaders through one of Auxano's co::Labs in Houston. Their Kingdom Concept is all about brining the whole Gospel to busy young dads moving back to the city. Check out their website and their logo by Auxano Design.


Just a few years ago William Vanderbloemen launched a ministry initiative championed by the tagline "We Staff the Church." The mission core of William's life is "creating connections."  Having worked with William on other projects before he started this ministry, I was thrilled when he asked Auxano Design to help with his logo to communicate the vision of "search" in a distinct and visually compelling way. Check it out.


While you're at Exponential don't miss the opportunity to meet Bob Adams, Auxano's new Vision Room Curator. I'll end it here and let Bob fill you in on our new strategy launching this summer. But do it-your-self vision and clarity will never be more effective after the Vision Room launches!

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