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What’s New at Asbury Church Planting?

Published Date: June 2, 2022


On this episode Winfield interviews Obe Arellano of Exponential Español about the exciting ways God is moving in the Hispanic-Latino communities in North America. You can listen to it HERE.

Obe Arellano is the co-founder and Executive Director of Exponential Español, a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating multiplication of healthy, reproducing, hispanic churches. Exponential Español equips movement makers with actionable principles, ideas, and solutions by providing multiplication resources for pastors, churches, and denominations. Obe is also the Latin America director for NewThing Network, a church planting ministry that exists to catalyze movements of reproducing churches. Obe provides coaching to pastors helping churches have healthy leadership and see multiplication as a measure of success. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in pastoral theology, he began planting churches at age 22 in the United States and Latin America. Obe is passionate about catalyzing movements of multiplying churches in the Spanish-speaking world. He has been married for 15 years to Jacqueline.


Many churches today face financial strain; in fact, such strain has forced several churches to close this year. In addition, potential church plants have been delayed or disbanded due to a lack of finances.

Jay Moon’s Missional Vibrancy and Financial Viability provides several fresh options to provide hope to churches and church plants in financial distress. Moon offers six non-traditional financial approaches that churches can implement to promote missional impact and financial viability.

He combines kingdom innovation with entrepreneurial practice to assist church planters and pastors to impact their communities. He uses a matrix to aid churches in knowing where to start based on the church’s financial liquidity and access to relational networks. Moon references contemporary churches that currently use these approaches. Such churches have changed their financial trajectories.

Instead of limiting churches and church plants to traditional funding options, Moon shows effective, alternative models. His step-by-step instructions will help churches chart a new financial course.

The world has changed and will continue to change in the days ahead. Yet many leaders are still using old maps for a world that no longer exists. In this book, Dr. Jay Moon gives us a new GPS to navigate the realities of the new world in which we now live. Read it, but most importantly, let it guide you into the new world.

To access this free resource, see HERE.


The Church Planting Initiative is excited to partner with church planters who are engaging in new, innovative approaches to church planting in the 21st century. Each year, we will select qualified church planters to be a part of our fellows’ program. As a fellow, you will be a part of a one-year cohort with other planters from a variety of contexts and backgrounds. You will receive grant funding of up to $5,000, enjoy free resources, and receive regular coaching calls from an expert in a contextually appropriate area. If God is calling you to plant a church and you are in the first 1-3 years of planting a new church and desire to become a church-planting fellow, then we invite you to apply for our next cohort of Church Planting Fellows!

The deadline for this amazing opportunity is June 4, 2022, so fill out the application today!

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