• The Exponential Mission

    Mobilizing Movement Makers

  • Over 400 Amazing Speakers in the Exponential Family

    Inspired to Action

  • Lifting Our Hands to God

    Exponential Worship

  • Inspired, Encouraged and Equipped

    Called to Plant

  • From Ideas to Action to Impact

    Equipped for Impact

  • Refreshing Your Vision, Investing in Your Future

    Encouraged to Persevere

  • Renewed Focus and Urgency

    Unifying Your Team

  • Refreshed and Surrendered

    Renewing Your Passion

  • Reconnecting with Old Friends, Making New Ones

    Exponential Connections

Regional - Chicago 2018

Hero Maker

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.


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.


Nov 6-7, 2018


$89 individual
$699 for a group of 10


1635 Emerson Ln
Naperville, IL 60540

Church Multiplication Practitioners


10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!

Harvey Carey

Harvey Carey

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.

Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson

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.

Mark Jobe

Mark Jobe

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.

Janet McMahon

Janet McMahon

After working as a social worker in both adoption and mental health, Janet made a career shift to vocational ministry in 1995 where she served as a ministry director in various capacities, ultimately landing in small groups. In 2007 Janet and her husband Troy planted Restore Community Church in Kansas City.

Shaun Marshall

Shaun Marshall

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

Joby Martin

Joby Martin is the founder and lead pastor of The Church of Eleven22 in Jacksonville, Florida. Since this time, he has led a movement for all people to discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ that has grown to two locations serving 7,000 people across eight weekly services.

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.

The Mission

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

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

$89 for individuals