An Equipping Lab for Church Planters
Passion for Planting is offering a high-energy learning lab that features church planting experts presenting a series of 6 fast-paced, TED-style talks. Ralph Moore, author of New to Five, kicks off this pre-conference, setting the stage for church multiplication thinking from launch. It’s a conference within a conference! Each talk will cover a topic that is essential to church planting followed by a panel discussion on 3-4 related burning issues (key takeaways). Talks will end with time for audience Q&A with our expert panelists.
February 26 - 27, 2018
1:00pm – 5:00pm (Monday)
8:00am –11:30am (Tuesday)
3000 S John Young Pkwy
Speakers / Facilitators
Ralph Moore, Sean Cronin, Dale Spaulding, Phil Ling, Shawn Lovejoy, Brett Andrews, Dave Milam, and Anne Milam
For Church Planters
Multiplication Thinking with Ralph Moore
Essential Preparation Steps for Planting with Sean Cronin
Planning and Strategies for Staying Focused on People with Dale Spaulding
Fundraising and Generosity with Phil Ling
Why Every Church Planting Leader Needs a Coach with Shawn Lovejoy
Preaching in the Formative Years of a Church Plant with Brett Andrews
Church Planting Impact on You and Your Family with Dave and Anne Milam
A great way to invest in your church plant. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be inspired, equipped, and empowered to LAUNCH HEALTHY!
Our Need for Church Planting Training
“Launching a healthy church is a daunting task for most ministry leaders. In developing a plan and managing over 400 individual tasks, most church planters become overwhelmed on the administrative details and don’t spend enough time focused on people and relationships. Training on how to develop and manage a solid launch plan is vital!”
Todd Wilson, CEO and Co-Founder of Exponential
Church Planting Practitioners
Ralph Moore is the Founding Pastor of three churches. Beginning with just 12 people, the Hope Chapel 'movement' now numbers over 2,300 churches, worldwide. These are the offspring of the 70+ congregations launched from Ralph's hands-on disciple-making efforts. Ralph is part of the Exponential team and currently travels the globe, teaching church multiplication to pastors in startup movements. He's authored several books, including Let Go Of the Ring: The Hope Chapel Story, Making Disciples, How to Multiply Your Church, Starting a New Church, and Defeating Anxiety.
Sean Cronin works on staff with Passion for Planting — training, supporting, and equipping church planters. He also serves in various roles at New Life Christian Church located in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. He's a graduate of Ozark Christian College and Cincinnati Bible Seminary where he studied church planting and leadership. He then put his education to work by helping start churches in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. And yes, still roots for the Bills.
Dale Spaulding is the Director of Passion for Planting (P4P). Located in Chantilly, VA, P4P was founded by church planters to help church planters stay focused on people. P4P provides tools, free downloadable resources, and Project Management to ensure the multitude of tasks required to plant a healthy church come together at the right time. P4P also offers a Church Planter Residency Cohort that teaches the nuts and bolts of how to start a new church from the ground up. Dale is the co-author of Launch Strong (A Planning Guide for Becoming a Multiplying Church).
As a church planter, business entrepreneur and sixth generation ministry leader, Phil Ling provides energetic leadership and strategic direction to The Giving Church consulting team. His expertise in building networks and developing resources to establish and strengthen congregations and non-profit organizations ia a hallmark of his ministry and is an unparalleled asset to the clients he serves. Prior to launching his own consulting firm, Phil served as Vice President of Development of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, representing Franklin Graham, the President and CEO.
Shawn is the Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com. His heart beats for coaching leaders and helping them all conquer whatever's keeping them up at night. Shawn has been a Real Estate Developer, a Church Planter, a Mega Church Pastor, and a coach. Shawn now pursues a vision of raising up an army of coaches to coach a thousand leaders one-on-one every year.
Brett is the founding pastor of New Life Christian Church in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Since launching in 1993 New Life has grown to be multi-site and has directly planted over 130 churches. They also run a national church planting ministry - Passion for Planting - that has resourced 1,000s of other church plants with free resources and project management services.
Dave Milam is a gifted communicator whose right-brained style of delivery helps his listener connect and remember God's truth in a uniquely visual way. God has called him to inspire listeners to become stronger leaders and more influential disciples in their workplace, school and community.
Anne Milam, along with her husband Dave, planted a church in Charlotte, NC 13 years ago. She also served on the Stadia Bloom Leadership team for many years. She knows the craziness of the church planting roller coaster, the amazing highs and the devastating lows. She is the author of three books on church planting, Bloom Where You Are Planted I, II, and III.