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 - Southern California 2018
Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential’s Southern California Regional in Irvine, CA. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.
Oct 2-4, 2018
$699 for a group of 10
5001 Newport Coast Dr
Irvine, CA 92603
WORSHIP IN ALL 5 MAIN SESSIONS
Church Multiplication Practitioners
10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!
Jossy Chacko is the Founder and President of Empart, a global ministry that exists to ignite holistic community transformation among the needy communities in Asia. Empart's goal is to see 100,000 communities transformed by 2030. Jossy provides leadership to a team of more than 7000 in 7 countries.
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 co-founded NewThing, an international movement of reproducing churches.
Jodi Hickerson serves as Teaching Pastor and Programming Director for Mission Church in Ventura, California. Jodi and her husband Mike, along with their three daughters, are a part of the team that planted Mission Church in September of 2011, which continues to be the adventure they cannot imagine missing.
D.A. Horton serves as Lead Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA. Prior to his current role he's also served as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI), an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries.
Ray Johnston is one of the Senior Pastors of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, Ca. A 30-year veteran of both youth and adult ministry, he’s the founding pastor of Bayside Church, which has grown to over 18,000 people. In addition to his tireless efforts at Bayside, Ray serves as president of Thrive Communications Inc. and has authored several books, all of which contain his trademark wit and dynamic style.
Autumn Katz is Co-Lead Pastor of the Anthem Church in Long Beach, CA. Autumn’s heart is to inspire the one far from God to passionately follow Jesus and be released to their full potential. Recently, Autumn has partnered her efforts with Danielle Strickland and the Women Speakers Collective to prepare, practice, platform and profile women speakers. Autumn also serves as the West Coast Divisional Field Director for Stonecroft Ministries. Her role trains, coaches and empowers women to share the gospel in their communities.
Ryan moved to the Bay Area to serve as a teaching pastor at a healthy local church in Fremont. There, he envisioned a Gospel centered church that would benefit the city physically, socially, and spiritually. He shared this vision and led a small group of people to birth a missional movement called Resonate.
Bryan Loritts is the Lead Pastor of Abundant Life Church in Silicon Valley, California. He also serves as the President of the Kainos Movement, an organization committed to seeing the multi-ethnic church become the new normal in our world. In addition to these positions, Bryan serves on the board of trustees for Biola University, and is the husband of Korie Loritts, and father of Quentin, Myles and Jaden.
Larry Osborne is one of the Senior Pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California and the Founder of the North Coast Training Network. Under his leadership, North Coast has grown from 128 to over 12,000 in weekend worship attendance. Weekly participation in their sermon-based small groups (a lecture-lab model that digs deeper into the weekend sermon) is over 92% of their average weekend adult attendance.
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.
Church Planting hosted by Passion for Planting
Discipleship hosted by Discipleship.org
Hero Maker hosted by NewThing Network
Leading the Next Generation hosted by Stadia
Marriage & Ministry hosted by Exponential
Missional hosted by Forge America
Multi-Ethnic hosted by Mosaix Global Network
Multiplication hosted by Exponential
Multisite hosted by MultiSite Solutions
Network Leaders Gathering hosted by Exponential (RSVP required)
Pre-Conference Equipping Labs are held on Tuesday, October 2 (1:00 – 5:00 pm) and Wednesday, October 3 (9:00 – 11:30 am) before the main conference begins.
$699 for a group of 10
$109 for individuals
TUESDAY, October 2
1:00pm Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
WEDNESDAY, October 3
9:00am Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
12:30pm Main Session 1
2:30pm Main Session 2
4:30pm Main Session 3
THURSDAY, October 4
9:00am Main Session 4
11:00am Main Session 5
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