Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson is a founding pastor of Community Christian Church; an innovative multi-site missional church with eleven locations locally that have grown in average attendance from 5 to over 5,500 since it's beginning 20 years ago. CCC empowers over 800 lay leaders to oversee difference-making ministry throughout Chicagoland. Dave is the visionary and Movement Leader for the NewThing Network (www.newthing.org) whose passion is “to be a catalyst for a movement of reproducing churches relentlessly dedicated to helping people find their way back to God.”

Dave is the co-author of The BIG IDEA – Focus the Message, Maximize the Impact published by Zondervan in 2007, Exponential: How you and your friends can start a missional church in 2010 and his new book On The Verge: The Apostolic Future of the Church with Alan Hirsch in 2011.

Check out the latest from Dave on his blog or follow him at twitter.com/daveferguson.


Exponential: How you and your friends can start a missional church movement

You have the ability to catalyze and contribute to a movement that will accomplish the mission of Jesus. The Reproducing Church will present a Biblical strategy that explains how every Christ follower can successfully “reproduce” and maximize his or her http://www.amazon.com/Exponential-Friends-Missional-Church-Movement/dp/0310326788/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301059449&sr=8-1

The Big Idea: Aligning the Ministries of Your Church through Creative Collaboration

Churches that bombard people with too many "little ideas" can miss the Big Idea. http://www.amazon.com/Big-Idea-Ministries-Collaboration-Leadership/dp/0310272416/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_3

On the Verge: A Journey into the Apostolic Future of the Church

The church is on the verge of massive, category shifting, change. Contemporary church growth, despite its many blessings, has failed to stem the decline of Christianity in the West. We are now facing the fact that more of the same will not produce different results. https://www.zondervan.com/9780310331001/on-the-verge/
Dave Ferguson Posts
  • How To Lead Yourself Everyday!

    My good friend Bob Bouwer was having lunch with the campus pastor of COMMUNITY a couple weeks ago... Read more

  • How To Choose A Justice Cause To Champion

    Ever feel overwhelmed by so many needs and so much injustice in the world that you end up paralyzed... Read more

  • Apprenticeship – A Must For A Movement

    The core competency of any movement is apprenticeship. Since I believe that Jesus came to start a... Read more

  • Mission, Stephen Colbert & the Power of “Yes!”

    Time Magazine compiled a list of the 10 best commencement addresses ever. This list included... Read more

  • The Jesus Mission

    Over the last 18 months at COMMUNITY we have made strategic moves in order to mobilize all (yes, we... Read more

  • What Stats Should Matter To Churches?

    In the movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt plays the part of the Oakland A’s General Manager Billy... Read more

  • Are We Just Consuming “Missional”?

    If a rediscovery of mission will bring new life to the church in the west; then consumerism may be... Read more

  • Missional Practices – Acting Your Way Into A New Way of Behaving

    I was talking with Alan Hirsch as we worked together on chapter six of our recent book, On The... Read more

  • Blink Test for Movementum: Question #4

    This is the last of four questions that make up a “Blink Test” that determines whether your... Read more

  • Blink Test for Movementum: Question #3

    Like my last two posts, this one is built on the premise of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller Blink... Read more


    In my last post I reminded you how Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, Blink introduced us to a... Read more

  • Church Planter’s “Blink Test” For Movementum

    Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller Blink introduced us to a psychologist who learned to predict... Read more

  • Good News… And The Need For More Good News!

    I am genuinely encouraged by what I see happening through church planting in America.  I sense a... Read more

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