Multiplication Center

Leadership Network is a community of multipliers who gather to collaborate, innovate, and pursue what God has next for his Church.

Healthy growth. 100X impact.

Our History

35+ years of helping leaders shape the future of the church.

Leadership Network has held a historic, unique, and critical purpose in the development of thought leaders for the Christian Church and in catalyzing the megachurch movement of the past 35 years. Since 1985, Leadership Network’s role has been to “convene leadership  conversations and foster innovative movements that seek to activate the Church to 100X impact thereby transforming the world.”  

In August of 2020, Leadership Network was acquired by Exponential and is now a registered supporting non-profit organization of Exponential. Exponential has relaunched Leadership Network to build on its trusted brand and decades of impact to continue to serve leaders, local churches, and the Church for what is NEXT
 

We will continue to carry the vision, culture, and DNA developed over the last 35+ years into this new season. Leadership Network’s solid reputation gives a foothold for future collaborative and convening initiatives. With its rich history and trusted relationship with church leaders, we are helping equip the next generation of change-makers who will guide and shape the church into the future.

Our Team

Carrie Willams

President and CEO

Having served the local church with humility and effectiveness, Carrie is a strategic, relational, and hardworking team builder. Carrie founded the national ministry The Truth Republic and served on the launch team and has been a key leader of The Church of Eleven 22.

Todd Wilson

Strategic Advisor

Todd is co-founder of Exponential and provides strategic guidance a portfolio of ministries. He is a Kingdom-entrepreneur who is naturally drawn to anything around the next corner.

Pete Heiniger

Content Curator

Pete served churches in Minnesota, Prince George, British Columbia, California, and Michigan. For the past 15 years Pete served as an executive at Faithlife, a VP at Outreach, and as the Executive Pastor of Discovery Church.

Myron Pierce

Director of Church NEXT

Myron currently serves as Lead Pastor of Mission Church, a grassroots inner city mission in Omaha. His latest book, Digital Ministry, has become a number one best seller on Amazon. He and his wife, Kristin, live in the heart of North Omaha with their three sons and daughter.

Rob Wegner

Director of Microchurch NEXT

Rob is one of the founding leaders and directors of the Kansas City Underground, a mission agency and network of microchurches and missional leaders. He is also co-author of Starfish and the Spirit: Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Churches and Organizations.

Brian Johnson

Director of Microchurch NEXT

Brian Johnson serves as a founder and director of the Kansas City Underground, connecting with training Hubs throughout the city. Brian and his wife Kristen live as missionaries with their five kids in their neighborhood, seeking to build an extended spiritual family there.

Hannah Gronowski

Director of Generation NEXT

Hannah Gronowski is the founder and CEO of Generation Distinct. She is a sought after speaker at leadership conferences, churches, college campuses and youth events around the globe. Hannah’s latest book, Generation Distinct: Discover the Wrong You Were Born to Make Right was released on September 15, 2020.

Aaron Barnett

Director of Generation NEXT

Aaron Barnett is the Director of Strategy & Partnerships at Generation Distinct. Aaron is also a Content Specialist for Exponential and a Director for Generation Next through Leadership Network.

Jeff Reed

Director of Metaverse Church NEXT

Founding THECHURCH.DIGITAL in 2018, Jeff’s passions have evolved into helping churches find their calling through digital discipleship, releasing people on digital mission, and planting multiplying digital churches. This pursuit is realized through DigitalChurch.Network, an organic, decentralized network for digital expressions of church, globally.

Hal Mayer

NEXT Ventures

Hal has been in ministry for over 45 years. He has served the local church in roles such as student pastor, small groups pastor, executive pastor and lead/planting pastor. He spends his time coaching pastors, business leaders, and serving LN. Hal has also written several books. Hal now resides in The Villages, Florida with his wife Sandy.

VISION

To see the Church flourish,

communities thrive, and the

whole land prosper.

MISSION

Championing healthy church
growth that is capable of
reproducing.

CORE ESSENCE

Distributing thought leadership.

DNA

Alongside


We come alongside strong leaders with big ideas to accelerate their results. Our fruit grows on other people’s trees.

Curation of Approaches


We seek to platform the aggregation of what God is up to rather than one model or approach.

Pursuing Next


We seek to look out the window and see what’s waiting to happen before others do.

Frugality and Stewardship


We seek to be faithful with little
so God will entrust us with more.

Diversity of Voices


We seek to be a diverse community of leaders who mobilize the latent capacity of the next generation

Convene


We bring churches that want to be influential, innovative, impactful, and involved together.

100X Impact


We help leaders get the clarity needed to move from good ideas and intentions to results and impact.

BELIEFS

God


God, the Creator of the world, is all powerful and all knowing. God’s ways are perfect and He despises sin.

Man


Man is separated from God due to sin. Without redemption from sin, man’s end is death. People matter to God. His love for man is so deep that God initiated action to cover man’s sin and to make a way for man to be reconciled to Him

Jesus


Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Head of the church, is the only way to God and to eternal life. Jesus died for our sins, and rose from the dead so that man could be redeemed from his sinful nature and restored to a right relationship with God.

Forgiveness


Forgiveness of sins and eternal life are available to all who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Those accepting Jesus Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him.

Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit lives within and empowers every Christian.

Bible


The Bible is the inspired word of God, and our standard for living according to God’s ways.

Church


The Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to evangelize the lost and to edify the believer.