Tools, articles and case studies that help unlock the power of Disruptive Innovation, Movemental Leadership and Spiritual Formation.
10 Church Predictions for the Next 10 Years
We spent 6 months working with a cultural anthropologist and a small team of collaborators to explore what the North American church might look like in ten years. Including a discussion guide to use with teams, this free ebook is a powerful tool for understanding the macro trends of our culture and how we can lead within it.
The last few months there's been a proliferation of articles and podcasts focused on what the "future of the North American church" will be. This is a natural thing, I suppose. As leaders start thinking and planning for a life on the other side of a global pandemic...
About once a quarter, Catapult invites five thought leaders (and practitioners) to share their insights around the same five questions, all geared around a certain topic. The topic this quarter? The Future of Discipleship. In almost every way we can measure, and every...
Well I just finished leading a session at the "Future of the Church Summit" with Exponential and I wanted to share one idea I shared there. In fact, it's one that I've been thinking about for the last 18 months. ...but before I get there, let me set the stage about...
Ready or Not: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World
There was a time when Christians pioneered the future: From business to church, from mathematics to justice reform. Along the way, that redemptive, adaptive movement began to gild in gold the victories of the past, leaving us change averse and frozen-in-time.
But ready or not, the invitation is for kingdom leaders to reclaim their calling to innovate.
Weaving together stories with surprising twists, studies with striking conclusions, and spellbinding cultural analysis, innovation strategist Doug Paul unlocks the five phases of kingdom innovation. Practical, hope-filled, and endlessly readable, Ready or Not reveals that whenever God’s people have leaned into innovation, the world has shifted on its axis.
“Prepare to be surprised and delighted, and ultimately, roused to action.”
“This book is coming at exactly the perfect moment…”
“Provocative and compelling, this is an essential book to help us meet the moment.”
We took a survey of more than 3800 church leaders to get a sense of their experience of discipleship in their local church and the larger Western church. We then took that data and turned it into a free downloadable PDF infographic, using this unique visual format to draw out some conclusions that are both illuminating and challenging.
Person of Peace Tool
What if Jesus was the best evangelist who ever lived? What if taught a simple principle for how to do evangelism that could innovate into any place, in any time, with any people?
Read the in depth chapter on the Person of Peace Principle, starting with the teachings and life of Jesus, exploring the book of Acts and straight into present day life:
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In this ebook which many use for staff teams and small groups, people will be able to identify their growth stage, barriers for that stage, the “spiritual gold” they pick up in that stage and calls people to take practical next steps to move forward. Included are discussion questions that make it easy to jump straight into a meaningful conversation about what God is calling people into in their next season of spiritual maturity.
Recorded from the home of (and led by) Andy and Rachel Graham, this stirring worship album captures a moment in time of worshippers not only being led in worship, but helping set the table for a spiritual pot luck. You’ll get a front row seat for what a decentralized worship environment and training body can look like in the life of a local church, with loads of imromptu teaching moments along the way.
Jesus had three great loves in his life: His father, his spiritual family and the lost. All of his life was patterned around and given to these loves. In the same way that Jesus did this, we have the opportunity to do the same, with his very Spirit inside of us. This whiteobard video powerfully illustrates the how we can pattern our lives after Jesus and how, when a church does this, it becomes the Gospel made visible.