Doug Murren

Doug Murren is devoted to helping churches gain greater skill in evangelizing our world. Doug is known as an innovator and inventor of concepts for contemporary church life for over twenty years.

Doug is the author of 14 books covering a wide variety of genres. He is a much in demand consultant in the area of contemporary outreach, church planting, worship and innovations in church life. He is on-call with several denominations at all times.

He has assisted in the start of 87 churches over 30 years. Doug lead the eighth fastest-growing church in the country (for a period of six years) for twenty years and saw 17,000 conversions through the church’s ministry in that time period. The congregation was begun in his living room with ten people and grew to an aggregate adherence of approximately 8000 with a Sunday attendance of 4800 people. The church, Eastside Foursquare Church, is still thriving in Kirkland WA six years after his call from pastoral leadership to evangelism and consultation.

Doug has been a guest lecturer at Fuller Theological Seminary, the Beeson Institute at Asbury Seminary, Asbury Seminary, Regents College, and the Leland Center (D.C.) and many other Universities. And he has produced a myriad of products for spiritual growth and church leadership. He produces a periodic e-mail newsletter that is read by thousands. He is the author of dozens of choruses sung by congregations. He is the author of several original outreach musicals.

Doug’s ministry has taken him to the former Soviet Union, UK, Germany, Norway, Denmark, the former Yugoslavia, Israel, Haiti, Australia, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

Doug is the featured speaker in conferences and seminars all over the world each year. Square One’s aim is to assist in training 30,000 churches in greater evangelism over the next 15 years. He has trained over 230,000 leaders in evangelism over the last seven years. Doug’s speaking style is noted to be warm, humorous, apologetically effective, and very practical.

He is presently a consultant in church planting in Washington DC, and with several denominational groups. Doug also functions as a coach to dozens of congregations in the area of practical levels of church development and outreach. He is noted for offering practical problem-solving ideas to the churches he coaches.

Books by Doug Murren

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Doug Murren Posts
  • Learning the Power of Systems

    What’s a system?   I define a system as the process of developing and leading a church that... Read more

  • Living With Turnover

    One of the most discouraging aspects of planting churches is the fact that most people who start... Read more

  • Funding New Church Plants

    Funding a new church plant is probably the most challenging aspect of the task. We aren’t usually... Read more

  • Is Vision Really All That Important?

    I want to state right away – I think vision is helpful.  I am just not so sure it’s the... Read more

  • Generational Mashup Defined

    What is a generational mashup? It happens when generations collide and integrate. We now have three... Read more

  • Don’t Pull Up The Carrots

    One of the traits I have noted in great leaders is they know how to let things lie. They patiently... Read more

  • Constructing Your Team

    Building and shaping your leadership team early on will determine the level of success you will... Read more

  • Execution Is Everything

    I think one of the best pieces of advice on church planting success I’ve heard came from Steve... Read more

  • Internship Opportunity In Orlando

    There is a new internship opportunity available for those interested in being trained in... Read more

  • Essential Church Planter Tasks,Traits & Realities

    Leadership determines the success of anything.  The caliber of intellectual and spiritual... Read more

  • Who’s The Boss?

    I am of the opinion that church plants shouldn’t have any board or official governance for three... Read more

  • 5 Obstacles to Evangelism

    Everything that has to do with communication runs into some hurdles.  Bringing a message of hope... Read more

  • Why A Realistic Timeline Is Essential For Church Planters

    Developing a realistic time line is essential for the new planter.  It should include all the... Read more

  • Gaining Investors in Your Church Plant

    One of the big issues in most forms of church planting is money.  I truly believe in the final... Read more

  • The Importance Of Protégés In Church Planting

    One of the first tasks of a church planter is to expand the leadership.  You will grow as fast as... Read more

  • Revival

    I have found an old word creeping into my prayers and vocabulary lately. The word is revival.... Read more

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