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 - Bay Area 2021
Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential’s Bay Area Regional in San Jose, CA. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.
October 5-6, 2021
$499 for 5
$749 for 10
1180 Murphy Ave, San Jose CA 95131
WORSHIP IN ALL 5 MAIN SESSIONS
Church Multiplication Practitioners
10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!
Francis Chan has been a pastor for over thirty years. He is a New York Times–bestselling author of several books, including Crazy Love, Letters to the Church, and Until Unity. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married nearly thirty years and coauthored You and Me Forever. Currently, Francis is in Northern California teaching and discipling the next generation of pastors and leaders.
John Mark Comer
John Mark Comer is a teaching pastor at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon, the executive director of Practicing the Way, and the bestselling author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. His growing passion is the intersection of spiritual formation and post-Christian culture. The gnawing questions that get him out of bed in the morning are, how do we experience life with God? And how do we change to become more like Jesus?
Bryan Dwyer is the founding pastor at Alpine Church in Utah, a multi-site church that has grown to over 2700 weekly attenders in 8 campuses, many of whom are new believers with a Mormon background. Bryan is also the founder of PursueGOD.org, a massive online library of discipleship topics.
Dave Ferguson is the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, a multisite missional community that is passionate about “helping people find their way back to God.” Community has grown from a few college friends to thousands and has been recognized as one of America’s most influential churches. Dave also provides visionary leadership for the international church-planting movement NewThing and is chairman of the board and president of the Exponential conference. He is an award-winning author of many books including his most recent, B.L.E.S.S. 5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the World. Dave and his best friend Sue have three terrific children Amy, Josh and Caleb.
Ryan Kwon is the Lead Pastor of Resonate Church in Fremont, CA. Ryan's primary roles within Resonate are preaching, vision, and strategy. His passion for the Gospel and relevance of culture bleed out of his teaching.
Dave Lomas is Lead Pastor of Reality San Francisco, which is part of a family of churches in the US and England. Dave and his wife Ashley, along with a small group of people planted RSF in January 2010 with a simple vision - to cultivate a community following Jesus, seeking renewal in the city of San Francisco. Dave is also the author of The Truest Thing About You, a book that came from the first 3 years of pastoring RSF. His favorite work, however, is being husband to Ashley, daddy to Juniper Blue, and a puppy parent to Prince the goldendoodle.
Nancy is the CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ and is passionate about improving personal and organizational effectiveness. She believes in helping people bring the best of who they are to what they do best. Her particular interests are in analyzing and catalyzing the flow of energy and strategy in healthy, dynamic leadership teams.
Pastor Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development. Pastor Smith is the former- president and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission, church planting and leadership-development organization. He is the current co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church, Midtown.
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.
Hosanna Wong is an international speaker, author, and spoken word artist sharing captivating stories of a powerful God with churches, conferences, prisons, & other events around the world. She is passionate about empowering this generation to know who they are, boldly live out their purpose, and reveal God’s love to the people right next to them. Her latest book, How (Not) to Save the World, releases August 2021.
Andy Wood is the Lead Pastor of Echo.Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in the San Francisco Bay area. Echo’s vision is to make a positive difference through serving and loving the community around each of its 4 campuses. Andy is an entrepreneur at heart, a husband, and a father to 3 children.
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
Balancing Physical and Digital Church hosted by Stadia
ChurchNext: How To Restore, Recenter, and Regather to Fuel Movement hosted by Auxano
Church Mergers, Acquisitions, and Expansion Strategies hosted by Echo.Church
Pre-Conference Equipping Labs are held on
Tuesday, October 5 (9:00 – 11:30 am)
before the main conference begins.
$749 for a group of 10
$499 for 5, $129 for individuals
TUESDAY, October 5
9:00am Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
12:30pm Main Session 1
2:30pm Main Session 2
4:30pm Main Session 3
WEDNESDAY, October 6
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.
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