I am Pastor Jerry Lawson. Almost 20 years ago now, I was a young aggressive pastor at my first church with a lot of energy and a little knowledge.
One thing I knew for sure was that I was meant for more. Now, that may sound arrogant at first, but I believe you know what I'm talking about.
As a Pastor, I knew that God had plans for me. I knew that He wanted to use me to reach many more people than ever seemed possible given the little church I had taken over. I was at a 60-year-old church that was made up of sixty 60-year-olds! Seriously, I could not make this stuff up if I tried.
I began going to church conferences, reading books, studying the fastest growing churches, and generally becoming a church growth "expert".
Then something happened that changed the course of my life and my ministry. I attended a conference where Dr. Owen Weston was the featured speaker. By this point, I thought I had heard and seen everything there was about growing a church.
And then this guy got up and started telling me things no one had ever talked about. I mean, no one in my denomination or any other denomination seemed to know what Dr. Weston knew.
At the end of his presentation, I immediately grabbed him and booked a monthly appointment with him for the next 24 months.
Here's what you need to understand. I was leading a church with an annual budget of less than $100,000 and I had just committed to bringing this guy out every month at $5,000 a month for the next 24 months!
In other words, I committed more than 60% of my annual budget for two years! I believe God spoke to me that day and gave me the conviction to take a chance and do something different and man what a difference it has made.
To make a long story short, Dr. Weston and I worked together to develop what is now the 24toDouble model.
Our church was the "beta" test and from those two years of having Dr. Weston teach us, we not only doubled our church but together we developed the training model to help other churches grow.
We rolled the program out to over 400 churches and the ones that did the work got the same results my church had gotten. It was then we knew we were onto something special.
I decided the information we had was so powerful that I would license the program from Dr. Weston and develop all-new content and the "Whole Church Discipleship Model" was born.
Take a look around and see all of the testimonials from churches of every size that have been through 24toDouble and see if it is the right fit for your church.