About Bill Tenny-Brittian

Bill is the Managing Partner at The Effective Church Group. He began ministry as a church planter in the early 1980s and over the past 35 years he's grown churches from one side of the nation to the other. In 2002 he joined Bill Easum's consultation group and began partnering with churches and church leaders to help them reach their fullest potential. He is the author of nine books and the editor of Net Results magazine. Reach Bill here.

Dinosaurs to Rabbits Webinar: Chapter 02

This week’s webinar (Tuesday at 2 CDT) is covering Chapter 02: Addition or Multiplication? 

There’s a lot of confusion by a number of church leaders on the difference between being a Addition Church and a Multiplying Church … besides the obvious spelling difference! In this session, the Dynamic Duo will talk about those differences and why […]

Laying Eggs

Every year, I make plans for growing the church. Valentine’s Day banquet. Big Easter launch. Spring Marriage Enrichment event. Summer Day Camp. Four Business as Ministry seminars and cohort groups. Back to School kickoff. City-wide Trunk-or-Treat in our parking lot. And so on. 

And every year, at least three-fourths of all those planned events fail […]

Quick and Easy Mission Planning

By Guest Blogger: Jason Lewis from StrongWell.org

Mission trips are an amazing opportunity for people young and old to travel and help people through the light of the Lord. They give you a broader perspective of the world and shake up your humdrum routine. Mission trips teach people about the importance of giving to those […]

Dinosaur to Rabbits Webinar: Chapter 01

Just a heads up: This week’s webinar on Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Turning Mainline Decline to a Multiplication Movement will cover the first chapter of the book: “Why Multiplication.”

The Bills will have a public conversation on what the risks and rewards of launching a multiplication movement in the church today.
Webinar Details
Date and Time: Tuesday, August […]

Confession of Two Mainline Church Geeks

We’ve Got a Confession to Make.
We’ve been mainline Christians most of our lives.
We choose the mainline because of its theology.
But over time the mainline Church has fallen into a free fall decline.
And that pains us.
We hate to see once great institutions dying. So we’re not going to just sit back and watch it […]

Video Introduction to Dinosaurs and Rabbits

Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Chapter 07 – Introduction

Transitioning to Multiplication

Turning the tide from Mainline Decline to a Multiplication Movement isn’t an overnight sensation. And it’s not a task for the timid. To change today’s Mainline churches demands leaders who are as strong as elephants, have the hide of crocodiles, and in the words of Jesus, have the cunning of serpents (Mt […]

Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Chapter 5 – Introduction

In this chapter, we take a look at the principles that will turn a flagging mainline church into a multiplication movement. To be fair, this isn’t a specific recommendation list (“Start three small groups of twelve people each and study thus-and-thus in session one, this-and-that in session two” etc.). You will actually have to […]

Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Chapter 03 – Introduction

The whole point of our Dinosaurs to Rabbits book is to help spur our colleagues in the Mainline Church to get serious about transforming the church into a multiplication monster (a good kind of monster!). But the heart of the matter is that in our experience, the Mainline Church has lost its heart for making disciples […]