Equipping Labs | Chicago
Labs are FREE for attendees of the Regional Event. Labs run from 9:00 – 11:30am on November 7. Choose from one of the following Labs:
Church Planting – Getting ready to launch a new church? Join us for a session highlighting the necessary steps church planters take in order to plant a healthy churches. No hype or theory here, just proven how-to strategies for launching effectively. Hosted by Passion for Planting. Speakers: Patrick Bradley, an experienced practitioner in the practical nuts and bolts of church planting and a project manager at Passion for Planting; and Sean Cronin, who works on staff at Passion for Planting - training, supporting, and equipping church planters.
Leadership: Hero Maker – Hero makers shift from being the hero to expecting others to be the hero in their church’s unfolding story. You'll discover 5 essential practices to becoming a Hero Maker. Hosted by NewThing Network. Speakers: Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL, co-founder of Exponential, and author or co-author of many books, including Finding Your Way Back to God and Starting Over. (Additional speakers to be announced soon.)
Multiplication – Accelerating healthy Kingdom multiplication – that's why Exponential exists. We have a passion for seeing the percentage of U.S. churches that reproduce increase from less than 4 percent to a tipping point of greater than 10 percent. We call it our "4 to 10" mission. This Equipping Lab will help you understand the context of your current situation, identify your pathway to multiplication, and give you practical guidance on what to expect on the journey. Hosted by Exponential. Speakers: Todd Wilson, co-founder of Exponential and author of the Exponential theme books Spark, Becoming 5, and Dream Big; and Bill Couchenour, Director of Deployment at Exponential and author of Unleashed! Finding Epic Adventure in Everyday Life.
State of Church Planting in the Chicago Area – Join us as we discuss what the current state of church planting looks like in the Chicago area. We’ll help you understand the unique need for church planting in Chicago, what church planting is currently taking place, and how you could fill a need as the next church plant in Chicago! Hosted by New Life Community Church. Speakers: Mark Jobe, Lead Pastor of New Life; Chris Ophus and Don Kauffman, New Life Pastors.
Starting Churches with Unchurched People - The big dream of every church planter is to reach people far from God and introduce them to a life-changing relationship with Jesus. Whether you’re going or sending, starting a campus or a church, you’ll discover how to invite and include unchurched people from prelaunch to multiplying. Hosted by Stadia. Speakers: Justin Moxley, Planter Development Executive for Stadia; and Craig Whitney, Director of Training at Stadia.