Brian is the founder and Executive Director of the Underground Network, a new form of church designed and empowered for mission. A serial entrepreneur, Brian has helped to start hundreds of missional enterprises, including churches, non-profits, and businesses all over the world. Based in Tampa, the Underground now has movement hubs in 10 cities and 5 countries.

Brian holds a degree in communication from the University of Florida, a Masters Degree from the University of South Florida in Religious Studies and a Masters in Applied Theology from Spurgeon's College, University of Wales. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Monica and their six children.


Workshop Session 3: Imagination and Mission
In a context of constant change, the role of creativity and imagination has quickly become essential for effective mission. This seminar will explore the relationship between faith and imagination in the work of mission. We will consider how to grow and cultivate an imaginative soul, a creative team, and beautiful mission.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Student Center - Room 101A

Workshop Session 4: Church Planting and Suffering
Planting can be hard. You gain ground and then lose it. You love people who turn on you, and above all, it can be staggeringly lonely. Paul understood that like Jesus' mission, the great commission will only be fulfilled through sacrifice. Sometimes a sacrifice has to be made to undo a great wrong. Mission (light shining in darkness) is advanced through risk and not just willingness to suffer, but through real suffering. The cross leads. The cross models. The cross saves.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Student Center - Room 101A

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