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Exponential Announces Partnership with Stetzer, CPLF

by | 19 April, 2024 | 0 comments

Exponential has announced a new strategic partnership with Ed Stetzer to operate and steward the Church Planting Leadership Fellowship (CPLF). This collaborative effort aims to amplify the network’s impact and extend its reach within the church-planting community, according to an announcement at Exponential’s website

“After several months of fruitful and encouraging conversations with Dave Ferguson and the Exponential team, I am thrilled about our partnership,” said Stetzer, a missiologist and author who serves as dean of Talbot School of Theology at Biola University (La Mirada, Calif.). “[Exponential’s] commitment to serve our mission and members aligns perfectly with our vision for CPLF. This collaboration not only expands our network but also deepens our peer-to-peer learning opportunities for church-planting leaders.”  

“Our conversations with Ed about CPLF have been invigorating,” said Dave Ferguson, president/CEO and co-founder of Exponential. “We are incredibly excited to welcome CPLF into the Exponential’s community with a cause. This partnership represents a significant step forward in achieving a collective mission and sparking a movement for Jesus in our time.”  

CPLF is a community of church-planting denominational and network leaders from across North America who gather twice a year for collaborative learning. CPLF works to provide church-planting leaders with support that includes research, resources, education, and connection with other church planters across North America.  

The fellowship exists exclusively for network and denominational leaders. More than 75 percent of the church planting done in North America is represented in CPLF’s membership, according to the announcement.  

Exponential traces its roots to Independent Christian Churches but it now serves more than 50 different networks and denominations. Exponential’s website describes itself as “a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities.”  

Exponential plans to host an additional CPLF gathering at its annual Global conference starting in 2025, creating more opportunities for learning and collaboration among church-planting leaders. 

Read the full announcement


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