John Worcester's mission is accelerating conversion growth. Relentlessly pursuing this has led him to be the planting pastor of eight evangelistically effective churches in 3 countries. These churches and their offspring have over 20,000 attending.

John is now focusing on training leaders to plant conversion growth churches, campus ministries, or neighborhood groups. This training is based on the often-neglected ministry planting methods of Jesus and Paul.

While on Saddleback staff, he wrote a Purpose Driven Church Planting Basic Training curriculum.

John and his wife, Diane, live in Southern California, and lead Church Planting Leadership (CPL). Their four sons, two sets of twins, are all starting university ministries in California or East Asia.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Launching a New Church Lab – Hosted by Passion for Planting
Gain critical insights from church planting leaders on how you can prepare to start a healthy church that reaches people far from God. No hype or theory here, just proven how-to strategies for launching effectively. Come with your questions and gain valuable lessons learned in planter preparation, vision/mission, launch planning, fundraising and building momentum. You won't want to miss the Church Planter Coaches "Pre-Game Talk" that addresses the hot topics and top challenges planters are facing today. See list of all speakers in this pre-conference here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Worship Center - Room 124

Workshop Session 2: Conversion Growth Solutions
Are you longing to see your church make more disciples of unsaved adults? With intentionality, churches of any size or age can plant new units of conversion growth momentum. Discover how to apply proven principles that accelerate kingdom growth.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 223

Workshop Session 5: Planting for Maximum Conversion Growth
Strategies for planting a conversion growth church are different from many common approaches to church planting. Find out how to lead a church planting team to lay a strong foundation of adult converts and develop them to help you launch large.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 349

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