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 - Southern California 2021
Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential’s Southern California Regional in Chula Vista, CA. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.
October 7-8, 2021
$549 group of 5
$799 group of 10
2355 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91914
WORSHIP IN ALL 5 MAIN SESSIONS
Church Multiplication Practitioners
10+ national speakers in 5 main sessions!
Larry Acosta serves as the Executive Director and Lead Catalyst for City to City Los Angeles. His vision is to see 100 multiethnic, Gospel centered churches planted or re-planted throughout Southern California by 2026. Over the course of his career, Larry Acosta founded the Hispanic Ministry Center, Urban Youth Workers Institute and KIDWORKS, which he co-founded with his wife Jayme. Under Larry’s leadership, UYWI grew from a local, southern California ministry, to a national organization.
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.
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.
James Grogan is the senior pastor of Community Church Movement, a growing network of churches founded in Chula Vista, California, which includes congregations in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. He is the lead pastor of EastLake Church which is the founding church in the Community Church Movement. He is also a catalyst leader of the San Diego Church Plant Movement. SDCPM works to bring pastors and church leaders together across all denominations and tribes to plant more Gospel-centered churches in San Diego. James has worked in full-time local church ministry for over 25 years, with the last 19 spent on staff at EastLake Church. James and his wife Rebecca have been married for 24 years and have three children and have also served as foster parents for a few amazing children.
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.
Janet and her husband Troy are the founding pastors of Restore Community Church, a multi-site church planted in Kansas City in 2008. Through its focus on developing and sending leaders, Restore has been a part of planting over 40 churches and invested over a million dollars in Church planting. Janet serves Restore as the Community Life Pastor creating next steps of discipleship and spiritual formation for the community primarily through the development of small group leaders.
Ralph Moore is the founding pastor of three churches that collectively have birthed an international movement of 2,300+ churches. Beginning with just 12 people and a frightened young pastor, the Hope Chapel movement is the prolific and fruitful offspring of 80+ congregations launched from Moore’s hands-on disciple-making efforts.
Larry Osborne is a pastor, author, mentor, and leadership consultant who has trained and coached thousands of top-level leaders in both the non-profit and profit sectors. Recognized as one of America's most influential pastors due to his pioneering work with concepts like sermon-based small groups, pastoral teaching teams, video venues, and multisite churches, his fingerprints are found on ministries and churches throughout the world.
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.
Albert Tate is the co-founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Church. After hearing a call from God to plant a Gospel-centered, multi-ethnic, intergenerational church, Albert and his wife LaRosa planted Fellowship Church in January 2012. Their hope for Fellowship is to cultivate a community of disciples who are being transformed by the Gospel, Growing in a life of worship, Gathering in community, and Giving their lives away on mission.
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
Creating a Culture of Multiplication in Your Church and City hosted by San Diego Church Plant Movement
Church Mergers: A Pathway to Church Multiplication hosted by Community Church Movement
Pre-Conference Equipping Labs are held on
Thursday, October 7 (9:00 – 11:30 am)
before the main conference begins.
$799 for a group of 10
$549 for 5, $159 for individuals
THURSDAY, October 7
9:00am Pre-Conference Equipping Labs
12:30pm Main Session 1
2:30pm Main Session 2
4:30pm Main Session 3
FRIDAY, October 8
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.
Ayers Millennia – 1710 Millennia Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91915 | Click here and book before September 17 for a $169/night rate
Hampton Inn Chula Vista – 2424 Fenton Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91914
Residence Inn Marriott – 2005 Centerpark Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915
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