Hero Maker Theme
5 Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders
Hero Maker is the theme for Exponential 2018. The theme focuses on the shift from being the hero to coming alongside others for them to become the heroes in our church’s unfolding story. Marked by a sense of holy and humble tenacity, leaders of a Level 5 multiplying church shift from being the hero and instead leverage their power and influence to become hero makers that lift up and support others.
Regional - Chicago 2018
Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential’s Chicago Regional in Naperville, IL. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.
Nov 6-7, 2018
$699 for a group of 10
1635 Emerson Ln
Naperville, IL 60540
WORSHIP IN ALL 5 MAIN SESSIONS
Church Multiplication Practitioners
10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!
Mark Batterson serves as Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church with eight locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill.
Harvey Carey is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Citadel of Faith Covenant Church in Detroit, Michigan. Passionate about restoring the inner-city, Carey has partnered with several community organizations and nonprofits providing housing, social services and ministry to youth and children in the city of Detroit.
Jon Dennis is a founding pastor and the Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, a multi-ethnic church with congregations in Pilsen, Hyde Park, Downtown and the North Side. He is the chairman, co-founder, and Lead for Vision for Neopolis, and the chairman and city leader for the Chicago Partnership for Church Planting. He also currently serves on the Executive Team of Redeemer City to City for North America.
Dave Ferguson is the Lead Pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional church which is passionate about "helping people find their way back to God." Dave provides visionary leadership for NewThing whose dream is to be a catalyst for a movement of reproducing churches.
Jon is founding pastor of Community Christian Church in Chicagoland where he provides leadership in new ventures. He also leads the team of staff champions across all Community locations and serves as one of COMMUNITY's Lead Teaching Pastors. He also co-founded NewThing, an international movement of reproducing churches.
Daniel Im is the Founder of NewChurches.com and the Director of Church Multiplication for LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville. He has an M.A. in Global Leadership and has served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches ranging from 100 to 50,000 people.
Mark is the lead and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over 20 locations throughout the Chicagoland area with over 40 worship services each weekend and 7 cities internationally.
Keri Ladouceur has built several ministries over the last 14 years in vocational ministry including two of Outreach’s magazines fastest growing churches in America. She is currently serving as a Pastor at Vineyard Christian Church, and contributes to the ministry of Willow Creek as Senior Leadership Pipeline Developer.
Rev. Shaun Douglas Marshall serves as the National Director of Congregational Vitality for the Evangelical Covenant Church. In this role, Shaun strengthens churches by providing the leadership, resources and support needed for healthy missional change.
Joby Martin is Lead Pastor of The Church of Eleven22, recently named one of the fastest growing churches in the country, as well as a national speaker. He and his wife, Gretchen, have two children and live in Jacksonville, Florida. His life's mission is to live out Acts 11:24. You can follow him on twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Janet and her husband Troy are the founding pastors of Restore Community Church, a multi-site church in Kansas City. Through its focus on developing and sending leaders, Restore has been a part of planting over 40 churches and invested over a million dollars in Church planting.
Our Need for Reproducing Churches
“I love what Exponential is doing to focus on multiplication, specifically the mission to see the percentage of U.S. churches that ever reproduce increase to greater than 10%. That’s a mission worth giving our lives to.”
Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton
Equipping Lab Options
You Can Register Along With the Conference.
Planting Well hosted by Stadia
Hero Maker hosted by NewThing
Multiplication hosted by Exponential
Network Leaders Gathering hosted Exponential (RSVP required)
Pre-Conference Equipping Labs are held on Tuesday, November 6 (9:00 – 11:30 am) before the main conference begins.
$699 for a group of 10
$109 for individuals
TUESDAY, November 6th
9:00am Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
12:30pm Main Session 1
2:30pm Main Session 2
4:30pm Main Session 3
WEDNESDAY, November 7th
9:00am Main Session 4
11:00am Main Session 5
Hotel Recommendations: Hilton Garden Inn Naperville.
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