Stevens, Tim

Tim1After spending nine years in leadership at Life Action Ministries, Tim moved in 1994 to join the team at Granger Community Church—a small, portable church meeting in a movie theater in northern Indiana. For 18 years, Tim’s leadership has helped Granger connect with people who think church is irrelevant. He’s tuned into popular culture and balances operations, building creative teams and inspiring artists to brand each message series and sharpen the weekend experience. His team-style of leadership hashelped grow the church to more than 5,000 gathering weekly in three locations, and has seen an impact that includes a community center in downtown South Bend, Indiana, and more than 1,800 new churches in southern India.

Tim is married to Faith and has four children. He is the author of the Simply Strategic Series, including Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People for Ministry, co-authored by Tony Morgan (Group Publishing). In 2008, he authored Pop Goes the Church: Should the Church Engage the Culture? (Power Publishing), and most recently published Vision Lost & Found: The Story of a Church That Got Stuck But Didn’t Stay There (CreateSpace).

He has taught more than 21,000 church leaders in person at workshops, conferences and seminars since 2002, including presenting at Velocity and Exponential. He is the author of LeadingSmart.com blog with more than 8,000+ unique visitors each month and has published articles in several publications, including Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox, REV Magazine, Collide Magazine, Outreach Magazine, and Pastors.com. He has been interviewed for views on pop culture by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and the Wall Street Journal. He is one of the leaders of WiredChurches.com with an influence-based network of 16,000 church leaders. He is a member of the Future Travelers network with Alan Hirsch.