When we think about developing leaders, we ought to think about developing leaders who, in turn, develop others.  Successful models have always understood this type of catalytic thinking, whether in the business world, non-profit sector, or in the Church.  When we look at Christ, it is clear that he understood the components for creating a movement and equipped His disciples to “do even greater than these” (John 14:12)–not because they were better people, more talented, or had greater networks but because they understood through Jesus’s example how God creates movement that leads to multiplication.


When we look at a regular, tangible Flywheel…

A Flywheel is the central catalyst of motion thbrough which momentum transfers to other connected parts.  The flywheel is the heart of the system storing kinetic energy in the form of a rotating mass.  It delivers energy at rates beyond the ability of an energy source.  This is achieved by collecting energy in the flywheel over time and then releasing it quickly, at rates that exceed the abilities of the energy source.  Flywheels resist change in rotational speed by their moment of inertia.

Our missional impact is measured by Christ in us and through us making a difference around us.  It is increasing our influence of right relationship to God, right relationship with ourselves, and right relationship with those in the harvest.

This, reproduced, will always leave a sustainable legacy of redemption.

When one healthy leader (and eventually a healthy church) uses their influence to substantially redirect significant resources and energy towards proven and effective multiplication efforts in order to reach their community and city…


It becomes movement that creates other movements.


It changes from one-off programs and safe patterns into a Flywheel approach of multiplication.


Our aim is to equip leaders who:

Mobilize gospel transformed people as missionaries where they live, work, and play, and collaborate with other churches that do the same; together, multiplying more missionary disciples, leaders, and churches for their city, so that every many, woman, and child have repeated opportunities to see, hear, and respond to the gospel without having to come or go anywhere.

Flywheel Leader/Church Vision


Missional Clusters

Coaching Centers

Flywheel Coaching Values

Local Church Driven

City Focused




Flywheel Rhythm

– 4 Once per month intensives

– Monthly reading, journaling, exercises, application

– Monthly peer-to-peer coaching


Flywheel & MIP

Our mission is this: to give every man, woman, and child repeated opportunities to see, hear, and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Gospel Footprint, Flywheel, and Greenhouse Environments give a holistic approach to boldly following Jesus on mission as a Holy Spirit-empowered family of believers as we reach those in our own Jerusalems, Judeas, Samarias, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.  Together, they constitute our Missional Impact Process (MIP) and “Missional DNA” for disciples, leaders/churches, and city-reaching church multiplication.





Dr. John Edgar Caterson

Author / Architect / Executive Trainer

It was 25 years ago in 1993: John Edgar sat in a city strategy session with John Stott and other leaders/missiologists as they were looking at the state of the Church in Europe & America and reverse engineering the success of the Early Church and other parts of the world where the gospel was spreading rapidly.  It was in this conversation that the first fruits of Flywheel began: it all started with Movement, it was all about the Kingdom of God, and the Harvest had to be of utmost priority.  This missional DNA became the heart of catalytic ministry that has catapulted leaders and churches to change communities–from New York to LA to communities in the UK.

The Missional Impact Process that included the early framework of Gospel Footprint and Flywheel was birthed by John Edgar Caterson in 2007 and is now taught in multiple states and denominations with the collaborative effort of reaching our own Jerusalems, Judeas, Samarias, and ends of the earth.

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Dr. John Edgar Caterson was born in Philadelphia and has served in The Christian and Missionary Alliance since 1983 and came to The Alliance Southeast in 1987. He has planted six churches and currently serves as an Alliance Southeast Multiplication Associate and provides leadership for the Tampa Bay region.  John Edgar attended Toccoa Falls College, Princeton Theological Seminary, The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and The Beeson International Center.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy & Religion, a Master’s degree in Divinity with a concentration in Medical Ethics, was a Supervised Post-Graduate Fellow, and holds a Doctorate in four disciplines – Story Integration, Narrative Theology, Leadership Development, and Attribution Psychology. John Edgar has authored a number of books including Engage Your Strengths 4.0.  He co-authored two children’s books – Acts Tracks and Bible Trek: Luke.  John Edgar lives with his bride Kristi, son Gabriel Isaiah, and two daughters Annabelle Grace and Aliza Hope in Lithia, Florida.

Johnny W. Hicks

Architect / S.M.E. / Instrumental Design Liaison

Johnny W. Hicks first met John Edgar in 2010.  Johnny was an unfortunate casualty of a leadership collapse within his church where he served and upon his collaborative partnership with John Edgar Caterson began his journey of understanding the Flywheel driving principles by learning, trial, and practice.   In 2014 he was invited along with John Edgar to a strategy session for The Alliance Southeast (the Florida district of The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination) to help implement the Missional Impact Process with churches and leaders within their district.  Johnny crafted what is now the first core essential within MIP: Gospel Footprint.  Gospel Footprint serves as the launching point for pastors and leaders to engage with their communities and subsequently engage in Flywheel training intensives.  Together, Johnny Hicks and John Edgar Caterson have partnered to produce the training material and concept that develop and train exponential leadership capacity and missional movements within the local church that, in turn, give greater efforts to mission and gospel saturation.

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John Hicks is an entrepreneur, creative thinker and cultural architect. He is gifted with being able to translate abstract thought and ideas into tangible, understandable points to rally people behind a vision. A graduate from Trinity College of Florida, John has had many years of tent-making ministry in regards to music, speaking, coaching, small group leadership, and discipleship.  He is married twelve years to his high school sweetheart, Dottie Sue, and they have three children: Aria, Liam, and Peter.  In addition to serving on the Tampa Alliance Project team, Johnny is the co-founder and CEO of Paper Jacket Marketing and a Church Planter in Hudson, FL.