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 - Houston 2021
Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential’s Houston Regional in League City, TX. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.
October 26-27, 2021
$549 for 5
$799 for 10
Clear Creek Community Church
999 Egret Bay Blvd N
League City, TX 77573
WORSHIP IN ALL 5 MAIN SESSIONS
Church Multiplication Practitioners
10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!
Matt Carter was called as the Lead Pastor of Sagemont Church, Houston, Texas, May 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic. He is the founding pastor of The Austin Stone Church, that grew from a core team of 15 to a weekly attendance of 8,000 over six campuses. During his tenure at The Stone, they sent over 300 full-time missionaries to unreached people groups around the world. Matt has co-authored multiple books including a historical fiction, Steal Away Home, which tells the real-life story of Charles Spurgeon's unlikely friendship with former slave-turned-missionary, Thomas Johnson.
Joshua Chavez is the Lead Pastor of Revive Church, a mutli-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-site, church in greater Los Angeles, CA. In addition to leading this church community, Joshua has also served as a traveling Worship Leader and has led worship nationwide with organizations such as Promise Keepers, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Urban Youth Workers Institute, Maranatha Music and others. As a pastor and worship leader Joshua is passionate about serving the local church, church planting and missions. He is dedicated to partnering with local churches, church planters and church planting teams to strengthen and train them in creating a worship experience that’s honoring to both culture and tradition while embracing diversity and change in a healthy way.
Dr. Conway Edwards is the founding and lead pastor of One Community Church, a fast-growing church in Plano, Texas ministering to the communities of Collin, Denton and Dallas Counties weekly. As lead pastor, Dr. Edward’s unique ability to communicate the truths of the Bible in a relevant and uncompromising manner has helped to reach a generation of men, women, singles, couples and families embedded in a culture defined by individualism, materialism and humanism.
Jon is the co-founding pastor of Community Christian Church in Chicagoland where he provides leadership in new ventures. COMMUNITY has grown from a handful of people to a church with hundreds of leaders and thousands of people celebrating at locations throughout Chicagoland. In addition, Jon led in the launch of NewThing, a church-planting movement, whose mission is to be a catalyst for movements of reproducing churches that includes over 1000 churches and sites in the US and abroad.
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.
Called to pastor Lake Pointe shortly after its founding in 1979, Steve led a congregation that has grown from 53 in attendance at its inception to more than 15,000 each week at 8 Dallas campuses. After 40 years, Steve has recently transitioned to a supportive role at Lakepointe and provides coaching to partnership churches throughout the world. Pastor Steve’s spiritual gifts are evangelism, leadership, and teaching. He has a passion for seeing the Gospel presented to unchurched people in a culturally relevant style without compromising truth.
Geoff has over 35 years of pastoral experience, and was a pioneer in the multisite movement. He developed and oversaw Seacoast church’s 14 locations, and led Saddleback Church’s eight campuses as well as their church planting initiative. Geoff also served as Managing Director of Exponential and is the author of several books, including The Multisite Church Revolution and The Multisite Church Road Trip. Geoff has coached dozens of churches on their multisite journey in the U.S., U.K. and in Europe. He lives in Parker, Colorado with his wife Sherry.
Sherry Surratt is the Executive Director of Parent Strategy for Orange. She is the author of several books including Brave Mom: Facing and Overcoming Your Real Mom Fears, and Just Lead! A No Whining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church. A shoe freak and coffee lover, Sherry resides in Denver, Co with her husband Geoff who is Pastor of Church Planting at Southeast Christian. She has two grown children and two incredibly gorgeous granddaughters.
Rob Wegner serves as one of the founders and directors of the Kansas City Underground, a mission agency and decentralized network of missionaries and microchurches in Kansas City. KCUG’s forty-year vision is to have a missionary on every street and a microchurch in every network of relationships, connecting with training Hubs throughout the city, saturating Kansas City with the beauty, justice, and Good News of Jesus. Rob also serves on the leadership team of NewThing, helping churches form networks to pursue the Mission of Jesus together. Rob is also an author; his latest books are Find Your Place: Discovering Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story (Zondervan) with Brian Phipps and the theme book for Exponential 2019, Made For More, which he co-wrote with Todd Wilson. His latest book is a collaborative work with NYT Bestselling author Ori Braffman, Alan Hirsch, and Lance Ford called The Starfish and The Spirit: Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Churches and Organizations. Rob’s wife, Michelle, and their three daughters, Maddie, Whitney, and Belle, own his heart completely.
Dr. Bruce Wesley is the founding and Lead Pastor of Clear Creek Community Church, as well as the founder and President of the Houston Church Planting Network. Bruce and his wife Susan invest in three key areas for community transformation: planting churches, strengthening marriages and raising up leaders for the church of tomorrow. They have three married daughters and a growing number of incredible grandchildren. Bruce loves the mountains, fly-fishing and hiking trails.
Daniel is the Director of the Send Institute, leading and overseeing all of its initiatives. Prior to directing the institute, he planted a church in Toronto where he also helped recruit, assess, and train church planters through the Send Network and the Release Initiative. Daniel has served on various church staffs including Northwood Church, led by Bob Roberts Jr., where he was trained as a church planter and involved in global and multi-faith engagement. Prior to church planting, Daniel was an engineer for eight years.
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.
How to Mobilize God’s People, God’s Way hosted by Exponential
Revolutionize Your Church: Understanding the Phygital Approach to Ministry hosted by Stadia
ChurchNext: How To Restore, Recenter, and Regather to Fuel Movement hosted by Auxano
City Networks and Collaboration hosted by the Houston Church Planting Network
Pre-Conference Equipping Labs are held on
Tuesday, October 26 (9:00 – 11:30 am)
before the main conference begins.
$799 for a group of 10
$549 for 5, $159 for individuals
TUESDAY, October 26
9:00am Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
12:30pm Main Session 1
2:30pm Main Session 2
4:30pm Main Session 3
WEDNESDAY, October 27
9:00am Main Session 4
11:00am Main Session 5
XP Summit Forum – an exclusive experience for XPs by XPs hosted by CDF Capital. Immediately following the 5th main session, join us for an informal lunch to hear from key leaders addressing post-pandemic issues and network with other executive pastors in your area. Executive Pastors, add this complimentary experience when you register.
Breakfast Opportunity – Houston attendees have an opportunity to attend a free breakfast, Wednesday October 27 at 7:30am, with Send Institute’s Daniel Yang on “Looking to the Future of Church Planting”! When you register to bring a group of 5, you’ll get one seat at the breakfast table and if you register to bring a group of 10 or more, you’ll get two seats at the breakfast table. For more information about this exclusive opportunity, reach out to Bill Couchenour for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Multiplication Resources
Building God's Way
Guardian Financial Group
Houston Church Planting Network
Send North Texas
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary