While being a congregation that grows by addition is certainly more convenient and conventional, what the Dakotas needs is congregations that grow by multiplication.
Multiply Leader is designed to help leaders move beyond growth by addition. Laying a values based foundation for starting a new service or site is what these vidoes 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.
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Multiplying Leader episode two: Leading change
Rev. Ben Ingebretson and Rev. Brad Kalajainen, lead pastor at Cornerstone UMC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, explore trust, tipping points, and other factors that go into leading change in congregations.
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Multiplying Leader episode three: Adapting a mental model
Rev. Ben Ingebretson and Rev. Tom Arthur, Sycamore Creek UMC, Lansing, Michigan explore vision, focus, and mental models that focus congregations on multiplication and an outward focus.
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