It’s a compound of two latin words: luminis meaning “light” and exponentialis referring to exponential expansion or “multiplication.” We chose this combined word to represent the idea behind everything we do, namely multiplying the light of Christ.
By multiplying light as we multiply strong disciples, leaders and churches, we help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).
Nurturing HERO* leaders to equip and send HERO disciples.
Collaboration over cooperation; Systems over silver bullets; Clarity over convenience.
Identity + Momentum = Vitality
HERO leaders nurtured; Pastoral transitions navigated; Churches growing in vitality.
*Hopeful, empowered, resilient, optimistic.
Luminex exists to serve pastors, staff members, lay leaders, and key contributors for churches and denominations of all shapes and sizes who believe that Jesus is Lord, that no one comes to the Father but through the Son, and that all churches have the potential to experience vitality - for the cause of Christ and to the glory of God.
Further, while our resources and services are effective in helping all churches optimize vitality, Luminex is especially drawn to journeying with willing churches and leaders who humbly and passionately yearn to make disciples, and are willing to make sacrifices for the sake of the mission.
In our experience, where there is a willingness, God makes a way. This is why we can say with assurance that there is hope for churches that have plateaued or are in decline; for churches that have lost sight of their God-given uniqueness; for churches that have suffered through seasons of conflict or unhealthy pastoral transitions; for pastors who are on the edge of burnout; and for leaders who are disillusioned with grasping at quick fixes that don’t last.
We have seen ample evidence that when there is willingness to move beyond what has been and what is, there is hope.
The Luminex Advantage comes from a world class, experienced core team augmented by a world class extended team of transition ministers and associates, and connected to a network of world class, proven strategic partners. The Luminex Advantage is about ...
John came to Luminex in 2017 after serving as the senior pastor at Good News Community Church in Okoboji, IA. John has also served as a RCA Transformational Equipping Team member in NW Iowa, an Adjunct Instructor at Northwestern College in Orange City, Pastor of Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Walker, MN, and an Army intelligence officer.
John is a graduate of Denver Seminary, and has completed Th. M. coursework at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. John is currently pursuing a doctorate in strategic leadership at Regent University. John is married to Lynette, and they have three adult children.
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Scott believes that God does great things in and through a congregation in pastoral transition. Transitions can be a time of deep transformation where challenges are faced and actions are taken that can significantly impact the future fruitfulness of a ministry. Scott and his wife, Susan, have been on a journey in ministry for over 30 years, serving congregations in Illinois and Michigan. Since 2014, Scott has served congregations going through pastoral transition.
Scott is a graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). Scott and Susan love outdoor activities, traveling, and investing in the lives of their children and granddaughter.
After graduating from Eastern Michigan University, Mike worked in corporate America for 20 years. In 2005 Mike transitioned to vocational ministry, and has served three churches as an Executive Pastor, as well as the RCA in various Classis and Regional roles. Mike is a commissioned pastor, and the author of Faith-Based: A Biblical, Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in the Church. Mike and his wife Pam are parents to adult sons Spencer and Trevor.