Pursuing the Great Collaboration
What is missing from many of our efforts and strategies? Doing it Together! We are all very familiar with the Great Commission and the challenge to “Go.” There has been much taught on the Great Commandment and the need to go with “Love.” But it is the last part of Jesus’ mission – which was Jesus’ final prayer – that we have forgotten. It’s the Great Collaboration – that we are to go in love Together!
“…that they may be one as we are one – I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me…” John 17:22-23
Regional - Washington DC 2020
Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential’s Washington DC Regional in Chantilly, VA. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.
September 13-14, 2021
$499 for 5
$749 for 10
New Life Christian Church
14550 Lee Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151
WORSHIP IN ALL 5 MAIN SESSIONS
Church Multiplication Practitioners
10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!
Brett is the founding pastor of New Life Christian Church in northern Virginia. A multi-site church, NLCC has started over 300 churches. NLCC’s church planting ministry, Passion for Planting, prepares planters and resources churches and movements on every continent (with the shameful exception of Antarctica). NLCC is also one of the founding churches of Exponential. In NoVA, NLCC reaches her community through the nZone (thenzone.com), a 7-day a week community exercise facility that the church uses for daily ministry and weekly worship. Brett’s wife, Laura, has managed not to leave him for over 30 years. None of his four children is currently listed among the FBI’s Most Wanted.
Rev. Carrion serves as Vice President of Church Planting and Leadership Development at Redeemer City to City in New York City and is the regional coach for church planting and development for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Rev. Michael Carrion, is the founding pastor, and now Bishop of The Promised Land Covenant Churches in the North and South Bronx, and the founding chairman and superintendent of the Bronx Academy of Promise K-8 Charter School. He also serves on the board of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition and is currently on the Mayor's Faith Sector Advisory Council.
Kevin Ezell has served as the President of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) since Sept. 2010. He provides strategic vision, direction and leadership as NAMB works to help Southern Baptist churches send the hope of the gospel to North America. Prior to coming to NAMB, Kevin served as senior pastor of Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, for 14 years. He and his wife, Lynette, have six children, Anna, Shelly, Taylor, John Michael, Libby, and Micah Lyn. The Ezells are also blessed with six grandchildren.
J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Under Pastor J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of over 12,000. Pastor J.D. has led the Summit in a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050.
Jared Green is a minister, entrepreneur, and executive coach, who is most known for bridging the gap between the church and the marketplace. Jared grew up in a football home as the son of NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green. He attended the University of Virginia on a full scholarship as a student athlete, playing four years as a wide receiver. Upon graduating, Green went on to the NFL. In 2014, entering his fourth season, Green heard the voice of God tell him to retire early and go into ministry full-time. Jared served at Grace Covenant Church for six years as the missions coordinator and director of outreach. In 2018, Green created a local outreach called Engage 365 and began coaching leaders and developing employees in the DC Metro area with biblical principles. This local outreach grew to become a business that now engages over 2000 employees a year.
Drew Hyun is the Founder and Pastor of Hope Church Midtown, as well as the Founding Pastor of Hope Church NYC, a family of diverse churches in and around NYC. He is the Co-Founder of the New City Network, a network of urban churches that value multi-ethnicity, Spirit-filled ministry, emotional health, and mission. Drew is also part of the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship team, dedicated to transforming church culture through the multiplication of deeply changed leaders and disciples.
Keri is the Community Pastor at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL, and founder of New Ground Network. As a coach, Keri has served pastors and church leaders by facilitating processes that catalyze them towards seizing their unique vision and develop their team’s capacity. Her coaching has been shaped as a former marketplace executive, a pastor and senior leader at Willow Creek Community Church, with more than a decade of coaching Pastors and non-profit leaders. Her newest project is launching a podcast that facilitates conversations exploring the tension of following Jesus and the invitation for the Church to pace culture.
In response to young people being labeled noncommittal, lazy, entitled, slacktivists, Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network when he was 23 with the goal to develop young leaders into Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making local missionaries. In 2020 Grant got married and moved to Nashville to become the Next Gen Director for Q.
Geoff has been in ministry for 35 years as a family pastor, executive pastor and senior pastor. He was one of the early pioneers of the multisite church movement, overseeing the campus expansion of Seacoast Church and Saddleback Church. He also served as the Managing Director of Exponential and has authored or co-authored four books including The Multisite Church Revolution and Together: Thriving in Ministry and Marriage. For the past ten years Geoff has coached leaders across the U.S. and Europe on multiplication, strategy and structure. Geoff and his wife Sherry are the founders of Ministry Together.
Greg Surratt is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, which was planted with the goal of reaching unchurched people in the Charleston area. Greg led Seacoast as it grew from one campus to many, as Seacoast became one of the first churches to pioneer the multi-site approach to the weekend experience. Greg is the president and co-founder of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), which is a global church-planting initiative that has established over 800 churches worldwide since its founding in 2000.
Sherry has led at every level in her 30+ years of ministry experienced. She served as Children's Pastor and helped shape leadership development at Seacoast Church. She also served as a Leadership Community Director for Leadership Network, CEO of MOPs International and Director of Parenting Strategy for the reThink Group (Orange). Sherry has written four books including Just Lead and Brave Mom. Sherry is a certified StratOps Facilitator. Sherry and her husband Geoff are the founders of Ministry Together. Their passion is to partner with ministry leaders for relational health, organizational growth and Kingdom impact.
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 for one when you register for the conference.
The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting hosted by Passion for Planting
Multiplication hosted by Exponential
Pre-Conference Equipping Labs are held on
Monday, September 14 (9:00 – 11:30 am)
before the main conference begins.
$599 for a group of 10
$349 for 5, $79 for individuals
MONDAY, September 14
9:00am Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
12:30pm Main Session 1
2:30pm Main Session 2
4:30pm Main Session 3
TUESDAY, September 15
9:00am Main Session 4
11:00am Main Session 5
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