Leading Adaptive Change

Adaptive change entails adjustments to our leadership habits and practices, made necessary by new ministry conditions. Adaptive change is needed both in leaders and in churches - but it starts with leaders. Paul Nixon has coached hundreds of pastors in the UMC as they seek to reconnect their congregations with the community and cultures that surround them in the present moment. This will be a fast-paced hour of practical learning for effective leadership, with a few handy tools offered.

Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon

Paul is the founder of Epicenter Group. He is a pastor, coach, ministry strategist and student of culture. He lives in downtown Washington DC, with an office on K Street. He operates in multiple time zones and cultural contexts each week. An author of eight books, Paul teaches in all sorts of venues from online cohorts to regional seminars to a course at Wesley Theological Seminary. Paul Nixon was doing multi-site before that was a word. Paul planted one of the earliest campuses of a multi-site Protestant congregation, in the 1990s, a site that grew well past 1000 worshippers a week. Paul has been thinking, coaching and working around issues of multi-site ministry longer than almost any other coach or consultant around. Paul is co-creator of the Readiness 360 tool helping churches measure and cultivate their capacity for multiplying ministry. More than 1000 American congregations have used the 360, with hundreds more coming along each year, generating one of the best databases on church vitality anywhere. (READINESS 360) Paul has been coach to the fastest growing mainline Protestant church in the United States (Embrace Church Sioux Falls). He also has worked with Urban Village Chicago, City Square Phoenix, After Hours Denver, New Day Bronx, The Loft@Westwood in LA, Valley Praise in Harlingen, Texas. Broken Builders in NYC, RISE in Harrisonburg VA, The Gathering Virginia Beach, West UMC in Mooresville NC, Hope.Gate.Way in Portland, Maine, and many other creative new ministries.