Doug Parks and Bart Rendel
Bart and Doug Understand the Church World
Bart and Doug are executive church leaders from two of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the US, and the Co-founders of Intentional Churches. Over the past decade, they have developed a biblically-based leadership system called ChurchOS. The system is now in use by hundreds of churches around the world. They are the authors of Intentional Churches: How Implementing an Operating System Clarifies Vision, Improves Decision Making, and Stimulates Growth (Harper Collins / Thomas Nelson / Leadership Network).
Doug’s love and commitment to help churches comes from his own experience of being eternally impacted as a teenager by a committed church leader. He served for seventeen years as the executive pastor at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. Doug and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Las Vegas with their two children, but he still finds time to follow sports, including his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.
Bart’s passion for serving churches comes from his upbringing as a pastor’s kid where he learned about intentionality in church leadership from his church-planting mother and father. Bart served for eighteen years as an executive leader at Crossroads Christian Church in Lexington, KY and Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV. He is married to Catherine with two children and finds the occasional time to play a round of golf or take in a Kentucky Wildcats game.
Intentional Churches exists to build, train, and support a movement of churches that consistently activate the Great Commission. We have built an operating system called ChurchOS™ based on the timeless truths of scripture to help the local church become strong and resilient. It includes a Living Toolbox™ which creates powerful, practical church leadership conversations and plans. We support the system with coaching, collaboration, and training for any leader with a passion to reach the lost and deepen the saved. We have built ChurchOS™ with you in mind!