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 - Chicago 2021
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.
November 2-3, 2021
$349 group of 5
$599 group of 10
Community Christian Church
1635 Emerson Ln
Naperville, IL 60540
WORSHIP IN ALL 5 MAIN SESSIONS
Church Multiplication Practitioners
10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!
In 2011, at age 30, Dr. Charlie Edward Dates became the youngest Senior Pastor at Chicago's Progressive Baptist Church; a church celebrating a distinctive 100-year history. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities at Progressive, Pastor Charlie serves as an Affiliate Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and on a number of boards for Christian organizations, including Preaching Magazine and TogetherChicago.
Dave Ferguson is the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community that is passionate about "helping people find their way back to God." Community has grown from a few college friends to thousands every weekend meeting at eleven locations in the Chicago area and has been recognized as one of America's most influential churches.
Homero Garcia is pastor and founder of La Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana, Spanish-speaking church located in Mundelein, Illinois. He has helped plant twenty churches and is in the process of planting more. Homero was born and raised in Mexico and immigrated to the USA years ago to study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Claudia have been married for twenty-seven years and have three children Kevin, Kristian and Kacey.
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. Drew has also co-founded the New City Network, a network of urban churches that value multi-ethnicity, Spirit-filled ministry, emotional health, and mission.
Watson Jones III is the senior pastor of Compassion Baptist Church on Chicago’s Southeast Side. He is currently pursuing a PhD in African-American preaching and sacred rhetoric. He and his family reside on Chicago’s South Side.
Ed Stetzer is a professor and dean at Wheaton College who also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is regional director for Lausanne North America and publishes research through Mission Group.
Dave and Ann Wilson
Dave and Ann have been married for nearly 40 years and have spent the last 33 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway since 1993 and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country. Cofounders of Kensington Church—a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend—the Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released book Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019).
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.
Multiplication hosted by Exponential
Pre-Conference Equipping Labs are held on
Tuesday, November 2 (9:00 – 11:30 am)
before the main conference begins.
$599 for a group of 10
$349 for 5, $79 for individuals
TUESDAY, November 2nd
9:00am Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
12:30pm Main Session 1
2:30pm Main Session 2
4:30pm Main Session 3
WEDNESDAY, November 3rd
9:00am Main Session 4
11:00am Main Session 5
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