From Franchise to Local Dive: Multiplying Your Church by Discovering Your Contextual Flavor

Many local churches are stuck in a rut, have reached a plateau, or - worst of all - are declining. The temptation is to serve up the same exact ministry models that worked in another time and space, but ultimately feel safe to existing churches. Like ordering from a menu at the franchise chain restaurant and expecting the meal to be palatable in the local context, many churches try and start something new by serving up the same old thing, failing to discover what their local community is actually hungry for.

From Franchise to Local Dive explores what it means to multiply ministry by cooking with local flavor. Whether you want to start a new service, or a brand-new campus, this workshop will help you discover how to make a ministry recipe that will keep people coming back for more. The local church is not called to settle for the fast food chain mentality that cranks out disciples with slick slogans, flashy trends and regurgitated practices. Rather the call is to be a local, homegrown, farm-fresh, organic ministry that uses authentic ingredients to win people for Jesus.

In Franchise to Local Dive, Jason Moore and Rosario Picardo offer an important resource designed to help congregations multiply their ministries by learning how to perfect their winning recipes.

About the Authors:

Jason Moore:

With a passion for creativity and image, Jason Moore is working to change the world through deep, meaningful, creative worship. Jason is driven to help churches of all sizes, worship styles and means become as effective as possible in communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ to a creative and increasingly image obsessed world. The author of 9 books, Jason has designed worship alongside such leaders as < Adam Hamilton, Michael Slaughter, Tony Campolo, Brian McClaren and Leonard Sweet. Nearly a decade and a half ago, Jason began at Ginghamsburg UMC in Tipp City, Ohio. He later went on to co-found Midnight Oil Productions, his current ministry. In addition to being a very active worship coach and consultant, Jason also works part time as Creative Worship Specialist for the Miami Valley District of the UMC in Dayton, Ohio.

Rosario Picardo:

Roz Picardo is Dean of the Chapel of the Pohly Leadership Center, and a professor at United Theological Seminary. He is the founding pastor of Embrace Church in Lexington, Kentucky and Mosaic Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. Previously, Roz served as Executive Pastor of New Church Development for Ginghamsburg Church. Roz is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, Roz holds a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. He leads a consulting group, Picardo Coaching, for church planters and pastors.


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