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Session 1: God Dreams and Lesser Visions
Join authors Will Mancini and David Putman in this first Dream Big workshop session as practical tools are offered to assess your "state of vision" today as you aspire toward your multiplication dream. Specific tools to be covered include: the Level 5 Gap Map, The Church Life Line, and how to identify and avoid the rampant but ignored problem of generic vision. All sessions in this Dream Big track will provide highlights from the 24 tools in the Dream Big Workbook and specific case studies based on Level 5 Multiplication pathways. Each session may be experienced as a stand-alone session, but they are designed to build on one another to provide a comprehensive visionary planning toolbox for Level 5 multiplication churches. The track is designed by Will Mancini, the author of God Dreams and founder of Auxano.
Location: Worship Center - Main Auditorium
Speakers: Will Mancini and David Putman

Session 1: Pathways: The Shift from Level 3 to Becoming a Level 4 Leader and Church
Join Daniel Im, Mac Lake and Chris Lagerlof as we discuss the process and steps to successfully shifting from being a Level 3 (growth by addition) church to becoming a Level 4 (reproduction) church. We will look at barriers to making this shift as well the necessary steps you must make in your own personal leadership and ministry to successfully navigate this shift. Our conversation will focus on helping you and your church, network or tribe build a culture of reproduction and a level 4 mindset. We will also discuss the pathway and process to successfully be a Level 4 leader and church.
Location: Henry Chapel
Speakers: Mac Lake, Daniel Im, and Chris Lagerlof

Session 1: A Vision for Multiplication
Rapid, exponential, church multiplication movements. They're happening around the globe, and it's happened a few times in the West, but we aren't seeing it today in our context. Discover a vision to not just plant one, but a thousand churches in your generation.
Location: AP Buildings - AP 7
Speaker: Ed Stetzer

Session 1: The Higher Impact Leader – Characteristics of "4+" Pastors
Most Christian leaders have a misguided view of what a "high impact leader" looks like. Typically, they envision some megachurch pastor or well-known church leader. Jesus wasn't looking, however, for celebrities or the ultra-gifted. He was commissioning normal leaders who could bear "much fruit" for the kingdom (John 15). This workshop focuses on those key leadership characteristics and skills necessary for establishing a "reproducing network" (4+). It hits the essentials of the "Heart, Head and Hands" that empower ordinary leaders to become higher impact leaders. This workshop is for any leader who has a burning desire to become a "movement maker."
Location: AP Buildings - AP 8
Speaker: Larry Walkemeyer

Session 1: Multiplying Leaders Who Multiply
Do you have effective tools that multiply and disciple new leaders? Join us and discover simple and proven tools you can put into practice tomorrow in order to multiply leaders who multiply.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301F
Speakers: Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson

Session 1: Developing a Church Planting Residency – 10 Best Practices of Churches that Want to Multiply
In this seminar, Dr. Ray Chang will share his insights on developing a scaleable model for developing a church planting pipeline in your local church. From small, medium to large, every church can develop a system and structure that can create a multiplication culture through the investment of future planters through a residency program. Similar to a medical residency, the planter will learn on the job how to plant and pastor a church and will experience different aspects of ministry. This will allow the planter to have a comprehensive learning experience so they can be better equipped for planting.
Location: AP Buildings - AP 9
Speaker: Ray Chang

Session 1: From Stuck to Launching a Multiplication Movement
Church plants grow to a point and then they plateau. This workshop will help you learn how to launch a multiplication movement that will continue to grow no matter what size you are at now. Dan Grider will share the principles of multiplication that will get you started moving toward multiplication. Jeremy LeVan will share how his church plant successfully made the shift to become a church that is rapidly multiplying disciples. Jeremy and his team will share their story of how they were able to launch a multiplication movement that has launched a church planting movement that rippled from their area to Ecuador.
Location: AP Buildings - AP 10
Speakers: Dan Grider and Jeremy LeVan

Session 1: Why Multiplication Thinking (Alone) Will Never Create a Movement
By developing an interpretive lens for the progression of moving biblical mysteries to movement practicalities, this workshop will introduce the importance of understanding the imperative connection between good ideas and effective practices. Do we know which side of the equation we favor and how that impacts our leadership journey? Do we know how to close the gap? Join the 100M team as paradigm shift and practice collide into a dynamic discussion of why multiplication thinking cannot create a movement unless it is tied to the practice of movement.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H
Speakers: Alan Hirsch and Neil Cole

Session 1: Discipleship Practices that Grow Us in Personal Holiness and in Missional Holiness
All of us long to draw closer to the Father and to reflect His nature and goodness! At the same time, we also want to bear witness to the world by how we live so that others may catch glimpses of our Father in heaven who calls everyone to Himself. Come learn a variety of empowering practices that enable you to grow in personal holiness – but which are also open to your friends who are taking baby steps of discipleship in your places of mission. You will be shown a variety of tools that different churches are using today from which they are seeing tremendous fruit!
Location: AP Buildings - AP 6
Speakers: Alex Absalom, Hannah Absalom, and Martin Cave

Session 1: Working Together for a Change – The Church as a Creative and Collaborative Change-Agent
The "Church on Mission" means incarnating Christ in her neighborhoods. Pastors and leaders desire to make Christ's love tangible in ways that impact their communities. This, however, requires a clear vision, creative ideas, a feasible plan and the right partners. This workshop presents keys to help the Church become an effective change-agent and expression of Christ in her community. It identifies the primary blocks to innovation and collaboration and presents essential practices to help your church execute the vision for lasting change in your neighborhood.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 356
Speaker: Deb Walkemeyer

Session 1: How to Hire People That Fit Your Church Staff Culture
Hiring is an art, not a science ... especially when it comes to the nuances of ministry. In this session William Vanderbloemen, President of Vanderbloemen Search Group, will teach you the practical steps you need to take to hire the right people that will fit your church staff culture and help take your church to the next level.
Location: Student Center - Room 140
Speaker: William Vanderbloemen

Session 1: How to Make Disciples Today: Relationships
Learn what it means to love like Jesus and enter into relationships to help people trust and follow Jesus.
Location: AP Buildings - AP 5
Speakers: Bobby Harrington and Ralph Moore

Session 1: The Gospel We Teach Determines the Disciples We Make
A non-discipleship gospel creates low yield disciples who don't believe in discipleship. Because we have not started with the gospel that embraces discipleship, the fulfillment of the great commission becomes optional and a bridge too far.
Location: AP Buildings - AP 3
Speaker: Bill Hull

Session 1: Pathway to Becoming a Disciple Making Church – Discover It
Real Life Ministries Senior Pastor Jim Putman and Senior Pastor Brandon Guindon of the newly planted Real Life Ministries Texas join with Luke Yetter, Executive Pastor at Real Life Ministries, to discuss "Discover the Biblical Foundation for Relational Discipleship." Followed by table discussions including over 20 church leaders from around the country living out Relational Discipleship.
Location: Faith Hall - Stageside
Speakers: Jim Putman, Brandon Guindon, and Luke Yetter

Session 1: Redeeming Sex: Naked Conversations About Sexuality and Spirituality
It seems the church in the West is struggling to work out the relationship between our sexuality and our spirituality. But what does Jesus have to say to sexual minorities? In this workshop we will discuss how we might walk a middle road through the conflict – to one of mutual transformation. Discussing some of the practical and theological issues that need to be addressed, we will also look at the posture we must inhabit, as well as what we should and shouldn't do.
Location: Student Center - Room 101B
Speaker: Deb Hirsch

Session 1: Coffee, Calling and the Common Good
In this breakout you will learn how to create the common good for your community and pursue your calling by starting a Coffee House. Jonathan is a practicing Anglican priest, a respected organizational consultant, and founder and CEO of Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, a company that pays a fair wage to the farmers of Rwanda, helps them with their basic needs, and brings a quality product to coffee lovers throughout the United States.
Location: Student Center - Room 128
Speaker: Jonathan Golden

Session 1: BIVO REALITY: Starting a Church Without a Dime – A Doable and Enjoyable BiVO Lifestyle
Whether you are a marketplace leader looking for help in leveraging your kingdom calling, or you are a ministry leader looking for creative ways to manage and fund your calling, this workshop is for you. The Gospel got to us by fully paid, barely paid, or non-paid saints and the future will be bright for those who learn to leverage all they have for one calling. Hugh and Brad will discuss the benefits of Bivo church planting and give practical steps towards creating and sustaining a Bivocational movement.
Location: Student Center - Room 101A
Speakers: Hugh Halter and Brad Brisco

Session 1: A Vision for Reaching Every Man, Woman, and Child in Your City
Do you have a vision for your city? Join the leaders of Christ Together to discover what God is doing to bring The Church together in 70 cities across North America to saturate their geographies with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 315
Speakers: Tim Hawks and Will Plitt

Session 1: Good Cities, Good Churches
There is a growing emphasis in the world on what makes cities good for human thriving. Good churches should be one of the primary ways in which cities can become good. How can we multiply churches that are good for the flourishing of the places we live?
Location: Faith Hall - Room 355
Speaker: Linda Bergquist

Session 1: Secrets of Starting Effective Urban Churches
This workshop is led by Steve Pike, President of Urban Islands Project. Over the past 25 years, Steve has served in an organizational support role in the start up of dozens of new urban churches. He and his wife Cherri currently live in a vertical neighborhood in the heart of Denver, Colorado. He and the Urban Islands Project team are currently assisting with the start up of 17 churches inside the city limits of three major American cities. His extensive experience in urban planting has resulted in clarity about actions that increase the probability of effective church planting in the urban context. If you are a planter or planting leader desiring to increase the presence of the Church in any urban context, this workshop is for you.
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 317
Speaker: Steve Pike

Session 1: Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community
America has dramatically changed. Make no mistake: such change is already affecting the church, and more change is coming. Join Mark to learn the principles of disruptive innovation that can help you get beyond the rhetoric to results in creating a church that reflects your community, advances justice, and creates for-profit business enterprise to help fund mission.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 350
Speaker: Mark DeYmaz

Session 1: Urgent, Nimble and Effective Multiplication – How Your Church's Culture Can Thrive in a Portable Setting
A church's culture can be complex. It's nearly impossible to launch an identical campus! But campuses are being launched all the time that are identifiable with their sending campus. This session will help you know how to establish your DNA in new portable campuses and communities, avoiding the crushing effects of chaos!
Location: Faith Hall - Room 346
Speaker: Jeffrey Beachum

Session 1: 10 Mistakes Made in Church Revitalization
We've learned a lot about revitalizing a church. In this time together, we will share 10 of the mistakes we made (or avoided because we knew better). Come learn and hang out for questions.
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 324
Speaker: Ron Edmondson

Session 1: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Church Planting
Other workshops will offer you wisdom from great visionaries, strategists and leaders. For this session, we have rounded up a panel of expert mistake-makers! Together, they share experiences in planting churches and have the bruises to prove it. If there were cities of refuge for church plant leaders, we'd be charter members. So if you want to learn from Ph.D's in messing up, you'll fit right in.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 349
Speaker: Brett Andrews

Session 1: Pre-Launch Fundraising – Getting Started on the Right Financial Footing
You decided to plant a church, and you were so excited about it until you remembered you are going to have to raise the funds. Is there anything more daunting than raising support for a church that doesn't yet exist? Pre-launch is one of the most important phases of a church plant. It is extremely important to line up funding for your church plant so you will be able to make it through the first 18 months, a time when the offerings of your church will likely not be sufficient to cover the costs. In this workshop we will focus on the fundamentals of success in the pre-launch phase. There are few other factors more tied to launching well and sustaining growth than getting started on strong financial footing. Join us to learn practical tools for launching well!
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 322
Speakers: Jim Sheppard and Julie Bullock

Session 1: Launching Large
Launch larger than you ever dreamed to reach as many people for Christ as possible. Launching Large is different for every planter depending on the launch location. Ron Sylvia will help you focus on a proven strategy for launching large in your community.
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 223
Speaker: Ron Sylvia

Session 1: Reaching People Far from God
Almost every church planter says they want to reach people far from God – that's why they are starting a new church. Unfortunately for most planters intentions don't become reality. What must a church planter do to actually see the people they believe God has called them to reach become followers of Jesus?
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301A
Speaker: Crockett Davidson

Session 1: Aligning Everyone Around the Vision
Where there is no vision, people perish. They cast off restraint. They wander off in random directions. When everyone understands and embraces the vision, there is life, passion, growth, and success ... in God's eyes! How do we keep the vision in front of the people more effectively? How can we communicate it more clearly, concisely, and creatively? How do we connect the vision more effectively to our weekend gatherings? How do we respond when we realize we've drifted away from the vision? How do we bring about change and transition it without blowing everything up? This workshop could save your church!
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301G
Speaker: Chris Bell

Session 1: The Antidote for the Three Greatest Hindrances to Spiritual Growth
Ask any leader in the church culture, "What are the most common challenges that hamper personal spiritual growth?" Most likely, the answers will fall under one of the following three categories: Congeniality – The lack of relational depth; Contentment – The lack of pushing the edge of transformation; Consumerism – The lack of skin in the game. The antidote to these core predicaments looks simple on paper, but will require a different mindset and an intentional leadership paradigm shift. The antidote that tackles every single one of these growth-hindering challenges? Creating a culture of one-to-one relationships. We will focus on practical ways of strategically leading a one-to-one culture within the local church setting in every layer of ministry. Crafting a one-to-one culture will dramatically intensify relational depth, tangibly increase life-change, and significantly decrease a consumeristic mindset. The change of dynamic will be revolutionary.
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 316
Speaker: Steve McCoy

Session 1: Inside Out – Leading from the Overflow
Ministry demands often leave us leading from exhaustion and leftovers. God wants to pour into you in such a powerful way that you are emotionally and spiritually healthy. This session will challenge you to speak and lead from the overflow of personal healthiness and a vibrant walk with God.
Location: Worship Center - Room 124
Speaker: Brian Bloye

Session 1: Why and How to Develop Leaders Starting Now
The era of hiring pre-packaged leaders is over. You may occasionally hire a leader from the outside, but there are simply not enough leaders out there for you to not develop your own. Few pastors have any intentional plan for developing new leaders. There is, however, no better use of your time as a pastor than to develop leaders. Why should I develop leaders? How do I get started? How can I become a leader-developing machine? Learn how in this workshop.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301E
Speaker: Brian Howard

Session 1: Leadership, Ministry, and Church Planting with Millennials
Millennials are the most researched, talked about, analyzed, and oftentimes criticized generation in recent history. To capitalize on the enormous potential of the largest generation alive today, leaders have to know how to motivate and inspire Millennials to be mobilized for maximum impact in the Church and in the city for the Gospel.
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 314
Speakers: Nathan Cline and Joey Cook

Session 1: Pipelines: A Kingdom Perspective
The local church was never meant to become the primary goal and idolatrous fascination of a disciple of Christ. Rather, by weight of Jesus' teaching, the Church is to see herself as the primary vehicle to a much larger goal – the Kingdom of God. A church plant with a Kingdom-centric perspective will have a far more transformative effect on its community than one carving its identity as relevant, edgy, or theologically corrective. If the religious landscape of our world is going to be altered, it will be done through the intentional development of leaders whose primary concern is the redemptive mission of Christ! In this session, we will recapture a Kingdom perspective critical in a pipeline for producing the next generation of movement leaders.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301C
Speakers: Jeff Christopherson and Tim Wheat

Session 1: Women in Church Planting
Are you searching to find ways to serve God faithfully in a church plant while bringing your whole self and the myriad of roles that you play to the process? Are you looking for ways to breakthrough gender stereotypes to make the world a more just and safe place for women in leadership and beyond? Would you value conversation with women who are involved in church planting leadership? If any of these speak to you, please join this conversation among women involved Church Planting. This workshop will talk about creating balance and self-care routines, juggling priorities and roles, and leading effectively as women in leadership in church planting. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing strategies for your success!!
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 311
Speakers: Candace Lewis, Lia McIntosh, and Kim Griffith

Session 1: Liderando Usando El Don Ministerial Que Dios Te Dio: Apóstol, Profeta, Evangelista, Pastor o Maestro (Leading Using Your Ministry Gift God Gave You: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor or Shepherd)
Cristo dio los siguientes dones a la iglesia: los apóstoles, los profetas, los evangelistas, y los pastores y maestros. Estos cinco dones son mucho más que un título que se pone un líder para describir su ministerio. La vocación ministerial es una mezcla de identidad personal, llamado de Dios y dones espirituales. Es extraordinario cuando un grupo de líderes dejan que cada uno funcionen desde su capacidad natural, y así contribuir a la misión, movimiento, dirección, ministerio y sabiduría de un equipo para crecimiento. ¿Sabes cuál de estos cinco dones Dios puso en ti para que funciones en el ministerio? (Christ gave the church these gifts: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. These five gifts are more than just a title a leader uses to describe their ministry. Ministry vocation is a mixture of personal identity, God's calling, and the Spirit's gifting. It is remarkable when a group allows each member to function out of their natural capacities, thus contributing to the overall movement, direction, and wisdom of a team for growth. Do you know which of the five gifts you have to function in your ministry?)
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 310
Speaker: Obe Arellano

Session 1: A New Journey for Finding and Aligning Your Personal Clarity
This workshop is built to help participants begin moving from confusion to clarity in their personal calling by recognizing 4 imperatives that they will need to embrace in order to gain stunning clarity in their lives.
Location: Worship Center - Room 132/134
Speakers: Dave Rhodes and Will Mancini

Session 1: Empower Your People into Mission: The Question of Calling and the Systems for Sending
Many churches are shifting from a posture of, "we can do it; you can help" toward one of, "you can do it; we can help." In this transition, how do we empower people to listen to the calling Jesus has for their missional lives and build structures to serve them without command and control mechanisms? Come learn from practitioners who, for over ten years, have been experimenting successfully with the interface between organic, incarnational mission and apostolic infrastructure. Hear examples from the Underground Network in Tampa of key theory and practices as well as the phases of development in generating a missional ecosystem.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 372
Speakers: Jeremy Stephens and Brad Everett

Session 1: Challenges and Blessings Married Couples Face as They Answer the Call to Plant a Church
This session will deal with how we navigated the challenges of doing ministry together for over 30+ years, starting two churches, raising a family, leading Stadia and serving in our own "sweet spot" as well as being partners in the gospel. What boundaries are important to protect your marriage, family, and ministry? What are important traditions to establish? How to work hard and play hard. What does it look like to model a healthy marriage and family when in the spotlight of ministry? Spend an hour learning specific ways to keep your marriage, family and staff healthy!
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 321/323/327
Speakers: Tom Jones and Debbie Jones

Session 1: Assimilating New Families Back into the Life of Your Church
Churches are beginning to understand the need to reach outside of their walls in order to connect with their communities. The tricky part is determining what to do once you make contact with a new family.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301B
Speakers: Gabe Norris and Ken Thomas

Session 1: Building a Healthy Kids Ministry from Scratch
It is a huge calling to introduce a new generation to Jesus; and with expectations coming from your Lead Pastor, first-time parents, and even yourself, it is hard to even know where to start. With this in mind, we invite you to join the Kids' Ministry Staff of one of the fastest-growing church plants in America for practical advice on how to build a healthy kids' ministry that far exceeds everyone's expectations. Note: there will be time for Q&A at the end of our time together.
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301D
Speakers: Jonathan Christian and Childrens' Ministry Team