The Church Growth Workshop
What you'll learn
- Gain Personal Momentum, Reach New People, and Raise Up Leaders
- a love for God and a love for people
God wants to do more in and through you than you can ever imagine!
Ministry can be incredibly challenging, and ministry can also be one of the most rewarding experiences in life.
Discover how to remove the barriers for growing your church by applying these 5 steps to your life and ministry.
1. Gain Personal Momentum
2. Clarify and Communicate Vision
3. Reach New People
4. Love, Serve, and Influence
5. Give Clear Next Steps
Eric and his team serve in South Austin which has been called "a church planter's graveyard." Following these 5 steps, Gateway in South Austin has grown from 200 to 1000 over the course of 7 years while also sending out core groups to start campuses in Central Austin, Buda, Dripping Springs, along with a few families and campus pastor to start a campus in Pflugerville.
Eric serves on the Executive Team at Gateway Church in Austin, TX. He leads the South Austin Campus which is a campus planting campus along with overseeing the Inspire Team for all of Gateway (Creative Arts, Production, Marketing, and Prayer).
Previously Eric served as part of a church planting team in Seattle from 1994-1998, as part of the staff at Mosaic with Erwin McManus as a student pastor, campus planter, and executive pastor from 1998-2010, and he has been in Austin at Gateway since 2011.
More resources from Eric for making disciples in a Post-Christian world include The Post-Christian Podcast, the book Not Like Me: Learning to Love, Serve, and Influence in a Divided World, the book Fruitful: Becoming the Person God Created You To Be, and many other articles, sermon series, and the Through the New Testament for Skeptics and Seekers video series are available at his website.
Who this course is for:
- pastors, church leaders, seminary students, followers of Jesus
Serving as the campus planting campus pastor at Gateway in South Austin, Eric is also on the Executive Team and Teaching Team with senior pastor John Burke.
Prior to Gateway, Eric served with Erwin McManus at Mosaic in Los Angeles for just over 12 years and as part of a church planting team in Seattle for 4 years.
Eric is author Not Like Me: Learning to Love, Influence, and Serve In Our Divided World, a book used by many small groups and as a sermon series. His most recent book is called Fruitful: Becoming Who God Created You To Be