FREE Live Webinar
with Bryan Loritts, Albert Tate, and Ed Stetzer
Date: September 4th Time: 11:00am EDT (replay available)
Topic: Kingdom Building
Guests: Bryan Loritts, Albert Tate and host Ed Stetzer
Special Guest: 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.
Special Guest: Albert is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church — one of the fastest-growing multiethnic churches in the United States. He began in ministry pastoring just a few families at Sweet Home Church in Mississippi before serving the historic Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, CA. Hearing the call from God to plant a church, Albert and his wife LaRosa, launched Fellowship Monrovia in January 2012. In its short history, this gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church has already established a solid foothold in the region for life transformation to the glory and honor of Christ.
As a dynamic communicator, Albert is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ both to the local church and the global community. Blending the power of storytelling with a good sense of humor, Albert enjoys illustrating God’s amazing grace and love in church, academic, and conference settings. Albert and LaRosa have four beautiful children. Albert serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University and the Museum for the Bible in Washington DC. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Host: Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.
Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week. Stetzer is Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of 70,000 readers.
As of fall 2015, Stetzer co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets.
He also serves the teaching pastor at Christ Fellowship, a multi-cultural gigachurch in Miami, Florida.
Ed’s books include: Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (with Daniel Im, 2016), Compelled: Living the Mission of God (with Philip Nation, 2011), and Planting Missional Churches (2006).
Hero Maker is the theme for Exponential 2018. It is based on Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders from the book Hero Maker by Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird. These five essential practices include multiplication thinking, permission giving, disciple multiplying, gift activating, and Kingdom Building. Most leaders measure success by what they accumulate, build and leave behind here on earth. They see themselves as the hero at the center of their own story. Hero-makers focus on who they catapult forward beyond themselves to have an eternal impact in God’s unfolding story.
Kingdom Building is a shift in counting. Instead of counting the people who show up at “my thing,” you begin to count the leaders whom you send to go out and do “God’s thing.” There are more people going to church in the United States than ever before, which may make us think We’re winning. But it’s entirely possible for a church to be growing, but its impact to be shrinking. God is concerned about more than our attendance and financial numbers. He cares about our fruitfulness in seeing transformative impact, and our stewardship of the resources he entrusts to our care.
Join Ed Stetzer, Bryan Loritts, and Albert Tate as they discuss Kingdom Building!
September 4th, 11am EDT