Less is more. And more is better. This is the new equation for church development, a new equation with eternal results. Rejecting the bigger is better model of the complex, corporate megachurch, church innovator Dave Browning embraced deliberate simplicity. The result was Christ the King Community Church, International (CTK), an expanding multisite community church that Outreach magazine named among Americas Fastest Growing Churches and Americas Most Innovative Churches. Members of the CTK network in a number of cities, countries, and continents are empowered for maximum impact by Brownings less is more approach. In Deliberate Simplicity, Browning discusses the six elements of this streamlined model: Minimality: Keep it simple Intentionality: Keep it missional Reality: Keep it real Multility: Keep it cellular Velocity: Keep it moving Scalability: Keep it expanding As part of the Leadership Network Innovation Series, Deliberate Simplicity is a guide for church leaders seeking new strategies for more effective ministry.
Dave Browning is the founding pastor of Christ the King Community Church, International (CTK), an eight-year-old nondenominational church with locations in twelve states and seven countries. He is a graduate of Denver Baptist Bible College (BA), Northwest Baptist Seminary (MDiv), and has completed the course work for his doctorate of ministry through Northwest Graduate School. Dave lives in Burlington, Washington, with his wife and three children. Christ the King is one of the twenty-five most innovative churches in America on a recent Outreach magazine ranking.