Multisite Lab - Hosted by MultiSite Solutions
An Equipping Lab for Church Leaders
Day 1 (Monday): Multisite Potholes
Every week over 5 million people attend one of the 5,000+ multisite churches across North America. Multisite has truly become the “new normal” for healthy, growing, outreach-oriented churches. Although every multisite church eventually adopts their own unique approach, there are also some very identifiable best practices emerging across the multisite movement. In this pre-conference Lab, learn what’s working best in the multisite world and evaluate your multisite fit with multisite pioneers and specialists Greg Ligon and Jim Tomberlin.
Day 2 (Tuesday): Radical Multisite Lab
The future of the multisite movement belongs to churches who want to move beyond adding one or two campuses and who instead long to see their church begin multiplying congregations exponentially. These pioneering churches seek to operate out of a multiplication culture by reproducing disciples and campuses at an accelerating rate. In this pre-conference lab, Jim Tomberlin, Greg Ligon (Leadership Network VP and co-author of the Multisite Revolution), Kevin Penry (former Directional Lead Team member of LifeChurch.tv) and Rich Birch (multisite pioneer and founder of unSeminary.com) examine the characteristics of multiplying multisite churches and invite you to begin taking steps now toward becoming a future movement-making multisite church. Regardless of whether you are launching your first campus or your tenth, there are concrete steps you can take now to prepare for the new season of multiplication ahead.
February 26-27, 2018
Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Faith Hall - Room 372
Jim Tomberlin, Greg Ligon, Kevin Penry (Tuesday only), and Rich Birch (Tuesday only)
For Church Leaders
Should my church go multisite?
How to multiply congregations
Characteristics of multiplying churches
Future of movement-making multisite churches
Preparing for additional sites
A great way to invest in your church. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be inspired, equipped, and empowered to plant new communities of faith!
Learn from Multisite Leaders
“The Exponential Conference has catalyzed more new churches and reproductive church movements more than any other event or gathering in this generation.”
Jim Tomberlin, Founder of MultiSite Solutions
Jim Tomberlin is founder and senior partner of MultiSite Solutions, a company that has assisted hundreds of churches in maximizing their redemptive potential through intensive and insightful multisite, church merger and multiplication consultation. Over three decades of diverse ministry, Jim has pastored a church in Germany, grown a megachurch in Colorado and pioneered the multisite strategy for Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. Since 2005 he has been consulting and coaching churches in developing and implementing multi-campus strategies.
Greg has been with Leadership Network since 1997. He currently serves as Vice President and Publisher. In this role, he serves a team of client directors and oversees the organization's publishing partnerships. During his time at LN, he has also directed many of the experiences related to multisite churches, Leadership Training Network and spearheaded strategic services for the organization. Greg is also one of the authors of The Multi-Site Church Revolution and Multi-Site Church Road Trip. Greg and his wife Susan are recent empty nesters with their oldest son Daniel at Baylor and their youngest son Andrew at the University of Texas.
Kevin Penry served as Pastor, Operations Leader and member of the Directional Leadership Team at Life.Church based in Edmond, Oklahoma until his retirement in 2016. As a member of the Directional Leadership Team, Kevin played an important role in shaping the vision and strategy of multisite at Life.Church from its one location in 1999 to over twenty-five campuses today. As the Operations Leader on the Directional Lead Team, Kevin oversaw the overall operations of LifeChurch related to church logistics, finances, construction and improving overall efficiency within the organization.
Rich Birch is one of the early multisite church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 15 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church – a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for its innovative approach to outreach and community impact.