About Our Guest:
Doug Paul is an Innovation Strategist, he work with organizations like Catapult, Auxano, the NewThing Network, the ECO denomination, Exponential, 100 Movements, Crossroads Cincy, Christ Together, Younique, and a host of other orgs, including some of the fastest growing and innovative churches in the Western church. In a past life Doug served as the Global Content Director for 3DM, he has planted a multiplying missional church, was a Teaching Pastor at a mega church and led a church to a multichurch model (before multi-site was a thing).
Most of Doug's work these days centers around innovation. A while ago, he kind of “tripped into” some breakthroughs that got him asking bigger questions about the interplay between Innovation and the Gospel. Three innovations in particular really sparked this journey for him:
- One team Doug led catalyzed a wave of discipleship that saw 7+ generations of disciple-makers. It went from one discipleship core of 6 people to 750+ groups and 4500+ people.
- Doug helped spearhead, lead, multiply, coach or kick-start 5,000+ multiplying Missional Communities, a new form of Gospel expression in the Western church.
- A while back Doug was a ghostwriter for a wildly successful content and training start up, while leading the content marketing strategy to sell more than 100,000 self-published books.
About the Episode:
In this episode of the Flourishing Church Podcast, Doug Paul returns to the podcast for a conversation with Dana Allin about his newest book Ready Or Not: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World. The two discuss the different areas of Kingdom innovation within the church and some of the myths we face as churches to adapt and grow. In addition, Doug helps us to understand how we can begin to create a sustainable culture of innovation for both large and small congregations.