Imagination in Mission

Check out this video from Exponential 2011: On the Verge of Neil Cole encouraging leaders to help their people “see” the mission of Jesus.

Imagination is the key for the church and it’s people to see the mission as Jesus sees it. The goal in this move is for each individual and church to “see it.” Once a follower or church is able to “see it” then a missional movement is possible.


Neil is an experienced church planter and pastor. He co-founded Church Multiplication Associates (CMA) and the Greenhouse Movement which has grown to thousands of churches in 50 states and 40+ nations. Neil has authored Church 3.0, Organic Church, Organic Leadership, Search & Rescue, Cultivating a Life For God, TruthQuest and co-authored Raising Leaders for the Harvest, and Beyond Church Planting: Pathways for Emerging Churches with Dr. Robert Logan and Organic Church Planters’ Greenhouse with Paul Kaak. Neil lives in Long Beach, California with his wife Dana and their three children.

What are your thoughts on developing a “multiplication” strategy rather than an “addition” strategy? What can we learn from a leadership strategy that depends on all the people rather than a single leader? Join the conversation in the comment box below!

About The Author

Neil Cole

Neil Cole is the founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates, 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.