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 America’s Fastest Growing Churches and America’s Most Innovative Churches. Members of the CTK network in a number of cities, countries, and continents are empowered for maximum impact by Browning’s “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.