Dr. Curtis Sergeant served with the International Mission Board (IMB) as a pioneer church-planting missionary among an unreached people group in China. When the work began to produce rapidly multiplying churches and he was no longer needed there, Curtis transitioned to a ministry of training others to do the same sort of ministry. In that role, he intensively trained hundreds of people from a wide range of nations, denominations, and agencies, who have collectively catalyzed movements that have planted millions of house churches. A few years later, Curtis began to interface with the major house-church networks of China as a trainer and consultant. Later, he served as the IMB's vice president for global strategy, where he oversaw the research department while continuing to fulfill a training role as well. From there, Curtis went to Saddleback Church as the director of church planting. While at Saddleback, he helped to develop an online training system for missions and led some extremely large-scale church-planting projects, especially in India. During that period, he was also instrumental in initiating church-planting ministry among nearly a hundred previously unengaged people groups. Curtis then served as international vice president of e3 Partners for three years. Curtis currently operates MetaCamp, a disciple-making and missions training center located in Dadeville, Alabama. He also works in leadership with Zume and 24:14. Curtis and his wife, Debie, have two grown and married children, Nathan and Megan.
In today's me-centered and ego-driven culture, we desperately need this message. Written by my close friend Curtis Sergeant, The Only One brilliantly explains the purpose and power of God-centered thinking and the path to living a God-centered life. Read this book slowly and prayerfully, writing your responses in a journal. Then get a second copy for a friend and reread it, discussing it together. This book is transformational.--Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life and Founding Pastor of Saddleback Church Experienced leaders know they can't lead on empty. They also know that being ambassadors for God's shalom requires one to be poured out daily, thereby requiring a constant need to be refreshed. Curtis Sergeant's The Only One addresses this by helping one set the metronome of one's heart and life to be in healthy rhythm and reliance on God to serve. More than just a one-time read, this book is a new tool on the dashboard of my life. --Nate Vander Stelt, Executive Vice President, Global Alliance for Church Multiplication This book may seem simple and basic, but don't let that fool you. What Curtis Sergeant puts in this small book is actually the key to making disciples worth multiplying. The Only One is a window into the soul of a world changer who wants to make world changers for the Kingdom, so pay attention.--Neil Cole, a catalyst for the global organic church movements and author of many books including Organic Church, Primal Fire and Rising Tides