Neil Cole

Neil Cole is the founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates & CMAResources, which has helped start hundreds of churches in thirty-five states and thirty nations. He is seen by many to be one of the key founders of what is known as the organic or simple-church movement.  One of the key training components of this expanding movement is the Organic Church Planter’s Greenhouse - Story 1 and Story 2 Trainings.

Neil would rather be known for instigating radical discipleship and created a discipleship tool known as Life Transformation Groups (LTG); which is making and multiplying disciples all over the globe. He is also the author of multiple books including recently released Journeys To Significance, Church 3.0, Organic Leadership, Search & Rescue, Cultivating a Life for God,  Organic Church,  TruthQuest, Beyond Church Planting and  Raising Leaders for the Harvest.

He lives in Long Beach, California with his wife Dana, and their three children.

Neil Cole Posts
  • Learn From The Ant

    ANTS!!! It seems that no matter what I do they become more. They are in the kitchen, the bathroom,... Read more

  • How Many Churches Did the Apostle Paul Start?

      Some have said that Paul only started 14 churches in his lifetime. If so that is a... Read more

  • Lessons We Can Learn From Ants

    ANTS!!! It seems that no matter what I do they become more. They are in the kitchen, the bathroom,... Read more

  • How Many Churches Did the Apostle Paul Start?

    Some have said that Paul only started 14 churches in his lifetime. If so that is a remarkable... Read more

  • Make Disciples, Let Jesus Build the Church

    Christ comes first. He than commands us into His mission. The byproduct of our mission is His... Read more

  • How Your Church Responds When You Are Away Is the Ultimate Test of Your Leadership

    Every pastor should be haunted by the words of Philippians 2:12-13 which says, “So then, my... Read more

  • The Way to Get Big is to Go Small

    In our new book, Church Transfusion, Phil Helfer and I start by claiming that the true expression... Read more

  • Is Bigger Really Better? The Statistics actually Say “No”!

    There are millions of people in smaller congregations across the country who live with a feeling... Read more

  • Church: No Longer “Business” As Usual!

    Earlier this week I was asked what I think about the upswing in the trend of church mergers. I... Read more

  • A Lasting Lesson From A Notorious Athiest

    Earlier last month I turned 51. Most of the major transitional boundaries of my own life occur the... Read more

  • Influential Success Is Not Always Measuring Positive Results

    It’s not how many walk an aisle on Sunday in church that measures success, but how many walk... Read more

  • Lessons Learned In The Fields

    Recently I was asked to describe what I would do differently if I were to start church planting... Read more

  • A Prophetic Word That Did Come to Pass

    “In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century... Read more

  • The Gifted Teacher

    Getting the message right is only a quarter of the task for the teacher. Communicating the message... Read more

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