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 - Washington DC 2021
Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential’s Washington DC Regional in Chantilly, VA. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.
September 13-14, 2021
$349 for 5
$599 for 10
New Life Christian Church
14550 Lee Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151
WORSHIP IN ALL 5 MAIN SESSIONS
Church Multiplication Practitioners
10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!
Brett is the founding pastor of New Life Christian Church in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Since launching in 1993, New Life has grown to be multi-site and has helped support 240 new church plants. They've also birthed Passion for Planting, which has impacted countless other church plants by providing Assessment, Training, Project Management and Coaching, and by shaping Exponential into what it is today.
Rev. Dr. Michael Carrion serves as the Senior Pastor and General Overseer of the Promised Land Covenant Churches located in the North and South Bronx. He serves as the founding Chairman and Superintendent of the Bronx Academy of Promise K-8 Charter School in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx; Dr. Carrion also serves as the Regional Coach for Church Planting and Development for the East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Kevin Ezell has served as the President of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) since Sept. 2010. He provides strategic vision, direction and leadership as NAMB works to help Southern Baptist churches send the hope of the gospel to North America. Prior to coming to NAMB, Kevin served as senior pastor of Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, for 14 years. He and his wife, Lynette, have six children, Anna, Shelly, Taylor, John Michael, Libby, and Micah Lyn. The Ezells are also blessed with six grandchildren.
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.
J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Under Pastor J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of over 12,000. Pastor J.D. has led the Summit in a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050.
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. He is the Co-Founder of the New City Network, a network of urban churches that value multi-ethnicity, Spirit-filled ministry, emotional health, and mission. Drew is also part of the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship team, dedicated to transforming church culture through the multiplication of deeply changed leaders and disciples.
Keri is the Community Pastor at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL, and founder of New Ground Network. As a coach, Keri has served pastors and church leaders by facilitating processes that catalyze them towards seizing their unique vision and develop their team’s capacity. Her coaching has been shaped as a former marketplace executive, a pastor and senior leader at Willow Creek Community Church, with more than a decade of coaching Pastors and non-profit leaders. Her newest project is launching a podcast that facilitates conversations exploring the tension of following Jesus and the invitation for the Church to pace culture.
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.
Greg Surratt is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, which was planted with the goal of reaching unchurched people in the Charleston area. Greg led Seacoast as it grew from one campus to many, as Seacoast became one of the first churches to pioneer the multi-site approach to the weekend experience. Greg is the president and co-founder of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), which is a global church-planting initiative that has established over 800 churches worldwide since its founding in 2000.
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.
Jon Tyson is a pastor and church planter in New York City. Originally from Adelaide Australia, Jon moved to the United States over two decades ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority, The Burden Is Light, and Beautiful Resistance. Jon lives in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children. He serves as the Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York.
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.
The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting hosted by Passion for Planting
Multiplication hosted by Exponential
Pre-Conference Equipping Labs are held on
Monday, September 13 (9:00 – 11:30 am)
before the main conference begins.
$599 for a group of 10
$349 for 5, $79 for individuals
MONDAY, September 13
9:00am Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
12:30pm Main Session 1
2:30pm Main Session 2
4:30pm Main Session 3
TUESDAY, September 14
9:00am Main Session 4
11:00am Main Session 5
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