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Stories of Going Organic for Conventional Churches - Ken Eastburn, Phil Helfer, Bill Levin, Kevin Rains & Ed Waken

SKU: 1044

A panel of five practitioners from different church expressions share their stories of how they are infusing their churches with the organic church principles. These real stories cross the spectrum from maintaining what was the form of conventional church, to being forced out of the building into organic churches and even to choosing to sell off the building and be a network of churches.


Length: 1 hour and 47 minutes. (Originally recorded onto 2 CDs & sold for $10)

K Eastburn


Ken Eastburn In the fall of 2003, Ken became the lead pastor of a small, 51-year old Baptist church in north Orange County, CA. In just over a year, God led Ken and that assembly to begin a journey of discovery and renewal by leaving their building and transitioning into several small, "simple" churches meeting in homes. The network of churches they have become is called The Well. Ken lives in Yorba Linda, California with his wife, Ali, and their three sons.

p helfer

Phil Helfer is a founding member of Church Multiplication Associates, is currently part of CMA's APEST team as a shepherd. He also has been a Pastor at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach, California for more than 20 years. Currently he serves on the Fellowship Council for the family of Grace Brethren Churches, USA. He is married to Lori and has three daughters, Jenna, Haley and Stacey.

B Levin

Bill Levin is the director of Global Evangelism and Church Planting for the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh Day Adventists. His work is centered around disciple-making and the expansion of the God's Kingdom. He has been serving as pastor, church plant leader, and church development adviser in the Adventist church since 1978. He currently is working with a emerging network of organic churches in Atlanta, GA. He lives in Cumming, GA where he and his wife, Jan, work together. Bill and Jan have three children and two grandchildren.

K Rains

Kevin Rains is the lead pastor of Vineyard Central, an urban congregation of house churches in Cincinnati, OH. He also owns and operates a local business called Center City Collision. His passion is to restore lives and cars for God's glory and the advancement of Christ's agenda. He is married to Tracy and they have two kids, Izaac and Zoe, 2 dogs, Coriander and Chili, with the hopes of adopting a child from Colombia this summer and possibly a dog who will also be named after a spice. They live in house with another family of 5; 3 single guys, and host a regular flow of 50+ guests through their home weekly. Kevin is finishing up a doctorate this year in leadership and spiritual formation from George Fox University. He blogs semi-regularly at where he calls people to `un-pimp and re-monk the church.' He homebrews a killer Stout.

Ed Waken

Ed Waken moved to Phoenix in 1994 with the intention to begin a church planting movement. Since that time he has begun dozens of churches and is coaching many network leaders across the country. Ed is a teacher, trainer and board member of CMA since 1995. He was part of the very first Greenhouse and has been living, leading, and teaching these principles ever since. Those who know him describe him as a visionary leader, church planter, church planting mentor and consultant. Ed has trained and consulted across America, Canada, India and Mexico and brings experience and insights that benefit many. Ed has been married to Debbie since 1978 and they have three grown children and two grandchildren and reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Ed's Blog

Note: This workshop was recorded live in the moment with only the main speakers having microphones. Please be understanding of the limitations of recording a live workshop. Also a short few moments were lost in the middle of the workshop because of recording transfer between the 2 CDs.

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MP3 DOWNLOAD of the Workshop at the Organic Church Movements Conference Feb 8-10, 2008 on Saturday in Ontario, California sponsored by Church Multiplication Associates and CMA Resources.

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