Todd Wilson

entrepreneurial engineer

Futuristic | Strategic | Activator

Personal Calling

I’m gifted in integrating words and ideas into pictures of future possibilities.  I help leaders turn their vision and good intentions into strategies for 100X impact using fact-based, perspective-guided decision making.

I’m an entrepreneurial engineer, who envisages opportunity, wherever there’s potential for 100X Kingdom impact!

Natural Roles

I’m naturally drawn to strategic advising, entrepreneurial coaching, activating opportunities, creating solutions,  leveraging resources, scaling results, and life planning

Primary Focus

I’m driven to see  multiplication become a normative measure of success in the church. This compels me to:

Entrepreneurial History

As a strategic activator and entrepreneur, I love to start new things. I’ve had the blessing of founding / co-founding a number of ministries, including the ones below. I can help you activate the ministry God is placing on your heart!

I’ve also had the blessing of contributing to the design and launch of several national church planting networks including, Stadia, New Thing Network, Vision 360, ECO (A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians), and the Church Multiplication Network (CMN).

My Story

I received a B.S. in nuclear engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree equivalent from the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. I spent 15 years serving in the Division of Naval Reactors, one of the top engineering organizations in the world, on nuclear submarine design, operation, maintenance, and overhaul.

Full-time vocational ministry was not my childhood dream! After a two-year, mid-career wrestling match with God, I was ordained into full‐time vocational ministry in 2000 as the Executive Pastor at New Life Christian Church where I played a visionary and strategic role as New Life grew and implemented key initiatives such as multisite, externally focused, and church planting.

New Life has served as my home base and sending church for over 20 years, enabling me to be part of a strong church planting church, and to serve nationally as a church multiplication missionary.

In addition to starting numerous national ministries, I served as the senior strategic associate and advisor to Bob Buford, author of the book Halftime and Founder of Halftime and Leadership Network.  Bob’s mentoring for over a decade continues to shape my life and ministry values.

I currently spend most of my energy engaged in a portfolio of leaders and initiatives aimed at helping catalyze movements of healthy, reproducing churches.

I live in Durham NC with my wife Anna.  We have two grown boys, Ben and Chris, who are in full-time ministry, two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Therese and Mariah, two grandsons Evan and Cayden, and a loyal Labrador Retriever named Ellie.

Unique Approach

I serve as a strategic advisor and coach, using a missionary model. 

Current Portfolio

The leaders and ministries I serve are interconnected and share the common underlying goal of seeing an increasing number of healthy, disciple-making, reproducing churches. Leaders and projects move in and out of my active portfolio based on how I can best steward my gifting. I’m able to to actively engage a portfolio of 7 to 12 leaders, projects, and ministries at a time.

Missionary Posture

As strategic activator and entrepreneur, I’m naturally drawn to starting new things. I’ve had the blessing of founding / co-founding a number of ministries.

Thought Leadership

My writing is how I clarify my personal thinking around frameworks. My published works include:

My next book, Facing the Giant: Rethinking Church Growth and Overcoming Our Consumer Driven Operating System, will be available in early 2024. This book identifies and dissects 8 dilemmas with our current consumer driven church operating system.

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