Exponential Next

Dallas, TX. (877) 806-8608


This organization promotes innovation among congregations by connecting entrepreneurial clergy and laity to discuss new knowledge applicable for strategic planning.


articles, blogs, innovation labs, online conferences, one-day gatherings

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Read through online blogs and articles to gain an understanding for the kind of innovation this organization has accomplished in the past.
  • Attend a day-long gathering or online conference to hear from entrepreneurial clergy and lay leaders about new innovations for your congregation.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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