While being a congregation that grows by addition is certainly more convenient and conventional, what the Dakotas needs is congregations that grow by multiplication.
Multiplying Leader podcasts are designed to help leaders move beyond growth by addition. Laying a values based foundation for starting a new service or site is what these podcasts will provide.
This program is an effort of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of the United Methodist Church under the leadership of Rev. Ben Ingebretson, director of new church development.
Multiplying Leader episode one:The Value of Starting with “Why?"
Rev. Ben Ingebretson, director of new church development for the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church interviews Rev. Brad Kalajainen, Cornerstone UMC in Grand Rapids, Michigan about adaptive leadership.
Resources for session one:
Multiplying Leader episode two: