Hi, I’m Doug and I am an innovation strategist.

I help leaders build successful ministries that scale.

Hi, I’m Doug & I am
an innovation strategist.

I help leaders build successful ministries that scale.

Ready or Not: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World

There was a time when Christians pioneered the future: From business to church, from mathematics to justice reform. Along the way, that redemptive, adaptive movement began to gild in gold the victories of the past, leaving us change averse and frozen-in-time.

But ready or not, the invitation is for kingdom leaders to reclaim their calling to innovate.

Weaving together stories with surprising twists, studies with striking conclusions, and spellbinding cultural analysis, innovation strategist Doug Paul unlocks the five phases of kingdom innovation. Practical, hope-filled, and endlessly readable, Ready or Not reveals that whenever God’s people have leaned into innovation, the world has shifted on its axis.

Mark Batterson

“Prepare to be surprised and delighted, and ultimately, roused to action.”

Danielle Strickland

“This book is coming at exactly the perfect moment…”

Will Mancini

“Provocative and compelling, this is an essential book to help us meet the moment.”

Ready or Not: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World

There was a time when Christians pioneered the future: From business to church, from mathematics to justice reform. Along the way, that redemptive, adaptive movement began to gild in gold the victories of the past, leaving us change averse and frozen-in-time.

But ready or not, the invitation is for kingdom leaders to reclaim their calling to innovate.

Weaving together stories with surprising twists, studies with striking conclusions, and spellbinding cultural analysis, innovation strategist Doug Paul unlocks the five phases of kingdom innovation. Practical, hope-filled, and endlessly readable, Ready or Not reveals that whenever God’s people have leaned into innovation, the world has shifted on its axis.

“Prepare to be surprised and delighted, and ultimately, roused to action.”
Mark Batterson, New York Times best selling author of The Circle Maker, Lead Pastor of National Community Church

“Provocative and compelling, this is an essential book to help us meet the moment.”
Will Mancini, author of Future Church,

“I will be recommending this book to every pastor or leadership team that I coach…”
Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains

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Disciple-Making

Innovation Lab

This is something I’ve done with churches one-on-one for several years, but have just recently launched into a cohort form.

This is the idea: There are lots of disciple-making models you can import into your church; things like small groups, Missional Communities, curriculum or other things that were developed in someone else’s church. Maybe it works OK. Maybe it doesn’t. But what most pastors and churches need is something custom. The Innovation Lab exists to help you design and execute a brand new disciple-making model that is custom-built for your church’s calling and context.

Featured Giveaway

10 Church Predictions for the Next 10 Years

I spent 6 months working with a cultural anthropologist to put together something that I think will not only be interesting, but wonderfully useful as we enter into the third decade of the millennium. (And only proved more true by the COVID-19 pandemic.)

See why 50,000+ people have downloaded this free ebook.

In these bold predictions, we’ll explore:

  • Why Buildings will go Bust
  • How there is going to be an evangelistic explosion coming from two unlikely places
  • Why a certain word is going the way of the dodo

…and that’s just a little teaser.

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