Introduction

I love to help church leaders experience more meaningful progress in life and ministry. In order to best serve you, I've felt called to start some organizations and partner with others. I don't say "partner" lightly. If an organization is listed on this page it means that I am part of the leadership team and that they are using the master tools of my life's clarity work. The two that I have started are Auxano and Younique. Read about my story with these organizations on the timeline below.

2020

Next Step Leader - Do what you do best.

This is a critical moment for local church leaders in North America. The prevailing winds of today’s culture have become fierce headwinds for every church leader and the storm of planet-shifting disruptions in 2020 have only intensified these challenges. The opportunity of this moment is only one of the reasons I'm excited to partner with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to launch Next Step Leader.

Through the Next Step Leader, we’ll provide coaching, content, and tools for local church pastors as well as regional and denominational leaders that lead to breakthroughs in leadership capacity. This multi-year partnership will activate all three entities of the Future Church Company—Younique, Pivvot, and Denominee, to serve NAMB and the SBC at every level.

Take Your Next Step
2020

Future Church Co. - Let's Design What's Next

Three elements make up the Church of today—individuals, local churches, and networks/denominations. Future Church Co. is an ecosystem of organizations that exists to serve each of these elements of the church so that we all come to more closely embody the movement that Jesus created. Each of these organizations—Younique, Pivvot, and Denominee—are built on a shared approach that empowers followers of Jesus to design the future. God invites us to co-create with Him and through practical tools and interactive process facilitation, Younique, Pivvot, and Denominee form a unified whole that serves every aspect of the Church today ... guiding it to become a more effective church of tomorrow.

Design the Future
2020

Pivvot - Disciple by Design

God designed the local church to make disciples of Jesus. Unfortunately, churches in North America today end up growing attenders of programs rather than multiplying disciples of Jesus. There's a better way. Built around the Funnel Fusion master tool and using the philosophy outlined in the book, Future Church, set to be released in December of 2020, Pivvot guides local church leaders and their teams through a paradigm shift to design processes and strategies that intentionally multiply disciples. As a part of the Future Church Co. ecosystem, Pivvot serves local churches and pastors directly, providing practical the tools they need to forge the future of disciple-making.

Multiply Disciples
2019

Denominee - More Value. Every Church.

The Golden Era of Denominationalism stretched from 1960 - 1980. The Baby Boom was in full swing and home construction also boomed in the suburbs sprouting up around North American cities. Each denomination realized that if it did not erect buildings and plant congregations in the new communities, another denomination would—or no one would. Over the last 30 years, denominations have been consistently losing influence in the eyes of the most effective churches. Denominee was founded to reverse this trend by equipping denominational and network leaders to reinvent themselves through a strategic clarity process so they can provide increasing value to the churches and leaders they serve.

Revitalize Your Network
2016

Younique - It’s your Call

Launched in 2016, Younique is the first personal calling and life planning process for the church, through the church to release the church. The process is called the "Personal Vision Journey" and the toolbox is the Younique Life Plan. Church leaders are certified to be Younique Coaches for their leaders, members, attenders and volunteers. The preparation for this launch has taken a decade and I believe it represents the single greatest opportunity of the church in my lifetime.

Release Your People
2015

Slingshot - Next Level People

Several years ago, the search and staffing industry in the church world took off. Because I had been doing leadership pipeline, team building and organizational design through Auxano, there is much potential for synergy. When the two largest church search firms approached me, I was delighted to partner with Slingshot. They are passionate practitioners who aren't trying to take advantage of the church. Their mission is to build remarkable teams through staffing and coaching.

Find Your Next Team Member
2014

100 Movements - Shifting the Tracks of History

As a result of my personal friendship with Alan Hirsch, several years of dialogue turned into 100 Movements. He had been a primary voice for over a decade of speaking and writing about the paradigm of "missional" and "movements." It was clear that new process and tools were needed to move from conversation to competence. So we assembled a "design team" that includes Dave Rhodes, Neil Cole, and Jessie Cruickshank. How many competencies do you need to master for real movement? Six. And it all starts with "Identity Declaring" which uses the Vision Frame to declare your "Jesus is Lord" identity.

Gain Movement Competency
2012

LifeWay - Biblical Solutions for Life

I was blown away when Eric Geiger approached me about becoming the director of consulting for LifeWay. LifeWay is the the largest Protestant resource organization in the world and was originally created to provide Sunday school curriculum to 40,000 Southern Baptist churches over one hundred years ago. It's a honor to serve with Eric as he supports and empowers Auxano to serve as many churches as possible. My role with LifeWay has led to two dynamic new services related to your Vision Frame: Vision-based capital campaigns and vision-based leadership pipeline development.

Grab Some Resources
2004

Auxano - Go Ahead

Auxano: to cause to grow. The big bang of Auxano is God-given burden: Almost every church is using someone else's language to describe their own identity and direction. The years of 2001-2004 represent the height of our "cloning conferences" and the beginning of increased "category complexity" of what it takes to grow a church. "Auxano" is the term Luke used to describe the early expansion of the church in the book of Acts. What do we do? We create break-thru clarity with church teams to realize their vision. That is, we help each local church articulate it's unique disciple-making mission and model. And then we install a visionary plan to get there. Growing your church shouldn't be a mystery.

Grow Your Church