I received a copy of this book by Dave and Jon Ferguson from Zondervan in exchange for my honest thoughts about it. Sweet deal, huh? I thought so too… until I read this book. It was then that I realized that it was a VERY sweet deal. Dave and Jon Ferguson planted a church (Community Christian Church in Chicago), and it has quickly become one of the models for reproducing churches around the world.
In “Exponential”, Dave and Jon Ferguson lay out the principles that they have felt called to in forming reproducing fellowships of believers in Christ. They break it down into four parts:
- Movements Start With 1
- Reproducing Tribes of 10-100
- Reproducing Communities of 100-1,000
- Reproducing Movements of 10,000s
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was great to see the strategies laid out by these men in reproducing communities of faith. What made it such an easy read was that it had the real-life experiences weaved through it from the life of Community Christian Church. It’s nice to read something that not only sounds good on paper but comes from a source that has seen it work.
I would highly recommend this book to all leaders in Christian ministry. This work does a great job of encouraging and challenging us to be faithful to reaching the nations with the Gospel.
Note: I would have had this blog post out a lot earlier, but the birth of our second child kind of took first place in my mind.